Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society

Fighting for Bass and Bass Anglers’ since 1973

Are Garfish on the menu for bass?

What do bass consider prey? We know they will take many different fish and crusteaceans . . . crabs, small fish (big fish), etcetera . . . but where do they draw the line. Mackerel, gobies and small pollack are all fair game for bass – but what about garfish. More specifically . . . will they take lures that imitate garfish. And how do you test the theory with any certainty?

I’ve got two of the smaller ones (lures) at home . . . as I’ve been intending to try them out on our bass. Trouble is if I don’t get a ‘hit’ does that mean the lure isn’t any good . . . or there just weren’t any bass about.