Re: Feeding Largemouth Bass WAS: Re: NANFA-- Collecting in New England
Thu, 31 May 2001 08:40:21 EDT

In a message dated 5/30/01 11:36:08 PM, writes:

<< I have tried non-live foods with no luck so far. Even after 2 weeks of no
live foods they wouldn't touch the non-live stuff ( won't even look at
flakes, pellets, or dried or frozen shrimp, not even when I wiggle it)! >>

I have raised, smallmouth bass, bluegills and other sunfish on Purina Trout
Chow exclusively. They will eat it IF and only IF you crack the hard exterior
with a hammer or mortar and pestle before feeding. It isn't the size or the
content that they reject, but the hard exterior. Later when they are more
used to it they will reluctantly take a whole pellet. I have a 13 inch
bluegill at present that I raised on 99% trout pellets.

Lee Harper

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