Largemouth bass is native fish species to eastern North America; this is an invasive species that inhabits lakes and rivers throughout BC. This fish is to blame for declines and local extinctions of several small prey fish. Largemouth bass is capable of carrying hundreds or parasites and four of these parasites have been found on largemouth bass in BC (DFO).
What can you do? Do not transport this species into other water bodies around BC. Please properly Clean, Drain, Dry your boat and equipment before entering a new water body, as you never know where these fish could hide! Please report sightings to your local invasive species committee or directly to BC's DFO office.