Jake Isaac Jr.

Florida Largemouth Bass Raceway Spawning Substrate Evaluation

Six different nest substrates, including combinations of rock, gravel, and black fibrous synthetic spawning mats, were evaluated for the raceway spawning of Florida largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus). Sixty-nine of the 74 spawns (93%) were deposited on fibrous spawning mats. Raceway spawning on fibrous mats enabled the intensification of Florida largemouth bass culture.