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#494074 - 07/21/18 04:26 PM Florida bass?
Fisherguy1 Offline

Registered: 07/10/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Illinois
Is it a good idea to stock Florida bass in a pond in southern Illinois? Winters here do get pretty cold and the summers do get real hot and humid. Would Florida bass thrive here?

#494075 - 07/21/18 04:29 PM Re: Florida bass? [Re: Fisherguy1]
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Not a good idea to stock FLMB in your location. F-1s might be ok but best bet for good performance is NLMB.

#494080 - 07/21/18 07:38 PM Re: Florida bass? [Re: Fisherguy1]
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Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1391
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Rule of thumb I was told is that if your BOW ices over in winter, even if only for a few days, Fla LMB won't do well.
7 acre pond in east Texas, full pool reached March 2016. CNBG, RES, FHM stocked Nov 15; TP May 16; LSL bass 30 June 16. Added 100 12 inch N LMB and 1,000 shiners Oct 17, 150# TP and 70 HSB May 18

#494097 - 07/22/18 11:08 AM Re: Florida bass? [Re: Fisherguy1]
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There are studies about this and Fla LMB do not survive in ice water conditions. But more importantly even in non icy conditions if the water is cold (north of about North Tenn line I-40 +-) they do not reach their true potential even when they survive.


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