Today, we’ll discover just what bass eat, and how they hunt. We’ll also explore what different kinds of food bass eat, and what determines their food of choice.
Bass eat a carnivorous diet of insects, fish, crayfish, and any other creature that will fit in their mouth. The smaller the bass, the more limited their diet.
– Insects – Plankton – Fish – Other Bass – Frogs – Lizards – Snakes
– Eels – Crawdads – Sharks – Rays – Skates – Squid – Birds
Bass start as tiny fry, only one in ten will make it to adulthood. Since bass eat anything that fits in their mouth; the smaller the bass, the smaller the food. Small bass eat mostly insects and plankton.
When a bass spots a prey item (maybe a fish, crawdad, or even a shark), they move into position so that the creature is right in front of their mouth. Then, in a lightning fast motion, they open their mouth, creating a strong suction that literally pulls the creature into the bass’s mouth.