Color and Large Mouth Bass
Name: Kenneth L.
Sunday, September 15, 2002
Do largemouth bass have color sight? How does it change
Large mouth bass see in color. This indicates that they are daytime feeders.
The bass do have light receptors in their skin. If they are in murky
water, there is less sunlight, and their coloration is dull. If they are
in clear water, their coloration is more pronounced.
---Nathan A. Unterman
Largemouth bass bodies are built swimming speed and for camouflage. Their scales range from black, green and greys for
the most part.
Yes, they see color for animals that operate during some part of the day
usually do have this feature.
Most fisherpeople will tell you that the color of the lure is important
with seasons preferences depending on which prey is availabel that time of year.
Color changes in most animals occur due to the chromatophores of the skin enlarging or contracting
and most of the time this is a function of reproduction behaviors.
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