While the average size of most buffalo fish is 15 to 30 inches and 5 to 15 pounds, these fascinating fish can reach a maximum size of around 48 inches and 80 to 90 pounds. Impressively, largemouth buffs can get well over 100 years old.
In order to successfully catch buffalo fish, you will need heavy carp rods, baitrunner reels, a strong enough mainline and #6-#8 wide gape hooks. Buffalos are best fished for on the bottom and caught on hookbaits such as boilies or tiger nuts.
Did you know that there is a difference between buffalo fish and carp? Learn to distinguish between these two often-confused fish species and improve your angling skills.