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For the unique bass found in the Episode 3 mission Tall Tales, see Big Bass.

A hefty sized freshwater fish. Intolerant of polluted waters.
In-game description
A feast as good for the soul as for the stomach.
In-game description

Smallmouth Bass is a food item in The Long Dark.


Smallmouth Bass are large freshwater fish sparsely found in lakes and ponds. They can be caught by Ice Fishing using fishing tackle or found by Beachcombing. Bass can be between 1.8 and 5.0 kg raw.

At 0% condition food disappears if inside of a container, but not outside of containers or in the player's inventory.


Cooking bass takes 30 minutes and is be obtained by using a lit fire. Cooking increases it's condition by 50%, decays 4 times slower than raw meat, and has a reduces chance of food poisoning over raw meat, but decreasing it's weigh by 35%. Cooked bass' energy density is 455 calories-per-kilogram. Cooking fish also yields a small amount of Lantern Fuel.

Cooking bass improves the cooking skill. Using a Cooking Pot reduces cooking time by 25%. Cooked food on an active fire for too long will burn (twice it's 'Ready' cooking time), destroying the item and damaging a Cooking Pot if used.