Large bass
おおきいバス Ōkii-basu
Large bass
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Location Price
River 3,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
25 inches Large
Time of year Time of day
All year All day
Scientific name Micropterus salmoides
Family Centrarchidae - Freshwater sunfish
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+
Rarity Uncommon (***)
Regional names Flag of Italy small Boccalone grande
"I caught a large bass! Well, it's pretty big...I guess..." —Animal Crossing

The large bass is only found in Animal Forest and Animal Crossing. It is an uncommon river fish with a large shadow and sells for 3,000 bells. This fish would be prized during the fishing tourney, as it is the largest size of bass, giving a better chance of winning the tournament.

Donation to the museum

In Animal Crossing

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say;

"My, isn't this a kick in the proverbial pants, eh wot? Quite a spectacular catch you've got here! This might even garner you top honors in one of the fishing tourneys. A splendid specimen! I'll watch over this brute personally. Rest easy on that account, wot wot!"

Fishing Tourney

Animal Crossing

When given to Chip he will say:

Scrum-diddly-umptious! Now THAT'S what I call a good meal, er...a good fish! Good catch, kiddo! Great! Ooh, I can hardly wait! Let's measure this beauty. Let's see... X inches.

Large Bass can range from 22-27 inches in length.

Capture quotes

Japanese Quotes

「おおきいバスを つりあげた! なんせんち? なんせんち?」 —Animal Forest
「おおきいバスを 釣り上げた! なんセンチ? なんセンチ?」 —Animal Forest e+

"I caught a large bass! How big is it? How big it is?" (translation)

Encyclopedia information

Further information

Large bass

A real-life Large Bass.

The Largemouth Bass is marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit. The Largemouth is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded overall length of (29.5 in/75 cm) and a maximum recorded weight of 25 pounds, 1 ounce (11.4 kg). The fish lives 15 or 16 years on average.

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