"Yeah, right. No margaritas for you tonight." ** Big Mouth, Bigger Attitude **
That twist to the old bird in the hand adage occurred quite a while back, but it underlines the opportunistic nature of the largemouth bass. This is a predator that leads with a big mouth and, at times, a bigger attitude. Fish and crustaceans are the preferred forage, but frogs, rodents, turtles, and at times even birds, snakes, and baby alligators are claimed by this warm-water headhunter. Put another way, there's probably not much that moves that a hungry bass will not try to grab -- assuming the intended prey can more or less be swallowed.