black bass

noun

Definition of black bass 

: any of a genus (Micropterus) of freshwater sunfishes native to eastern and central North America and including the largemouth bass and smallmouth bass

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Try this glaze on: Shrimp, black bass, or snapper fillets, chicken pieces, or lamb chops. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Grilled Salmon Steaks with Cilantro-and-Garlic Yogurt Sauce," 28 May 2018 Guadalupe bass, the jewel-like State Fish of Texas, holding in the rocky runs and riffles and hanging along the current seams or the shadows of undercut banks and otherwise behaving more like freshwater trout than a black bass. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Catch the good times rolling on the rivers," 12 May 2018 Danny Newberg's roving culinary project, Joint Venture, is handling the sit-down fare, including black bass ceviche and a bean stew with foraged spring vegetables—naturally. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Understory Is Bringing Plants, Natural Wine, and Science-Fair Enthusiasm to Brooklyn This Weekend," 23 Apr. 2018 From black bass crudo to spaghetti and clams, the dishes range from familiar to unique, each with interesting updates (a dense, tasty bread from Head Baker Zoe Kanan with seaweed butter is a great place to begin your meal). Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Freehand Hotel Comes to New York, Bringing a High-Design Restaurant With It," 5 Feb. 2018 Walleyes, stripers, and black bass excellent on main-lake flats in 30-40 feet of water with live shad and jigging spoons; crappies remain slow, but try 1/8-ounce spoons on main-lake core of engineer brush piles in 25-29 feet of water. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing and hunting report for the week of Jan. 11 | The Kansas City Star," 10 Jan. 2018 Outlook: Muskie Guide Service reports: Muskies spotty on bucktails or crankbaits in shallow water in back of coves; crappies fair (but small) on jigs or minnows 6 feet down over brush piles; black bass spotty. Bruce Janssen, kansascity, "Fishing report for Oct. 19," 18 Oct. 2017 Dinner: raw bar; whipped pork toast; iceberg salad; ravioli with brown butter; rigatoni with guanciale; reginette all'arrabiata; pork loin; black bass; hanger steak; flounder; porterhouse for two; slab pie; ice cream sandwich. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "EXCELLENT," 8 Oct. 2017 Outlook: Johnson County Park and Recreation District reports: Trout fair to good on Powerbait; catfish fair on live bait; black bass and wipers fair on soft plastics or crankbaits. Bruce Janssen, kansascity, "Fishing report for Nov. 2," 1 Nov. 2017

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