largemouth bass

large·​mouth bass | \ ˈlärj-ˌmau̇th- How to pronounce largemouth bass (audio) \

Definition of largemouth bass

: a large North American black bass (Micropterus salmoides) that is blackish green above and lighter below and has the maxillary bones of the upper jaw extending to behind the eyes

called also largemouth, largemouth black bass

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That one pool has produced largemouth bass weighing more than 6 pounds, most of them exploding on topwater plugs fished in the shaded shallows. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Catch the good times rolling on the rivers," 12 May 2018 His stations included southern states that are noted for exceptional largemouth bass fishing. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Retro outing proves fishing fun - and gear - is timeless," 14 July 2018 Stacy Spriggs, of Huntsville, caught a 13.06 pound, 27 inch largemouth bass on March 31 according to Texas Parks and Wildlife. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Woman from Huntsville catches a bass so big it earned statewide recognition," 9 Apr. 2018 Bluegill and largemouth bass are the only species in the lake. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Bait-dunkers: Warmwater species on the bite. Fly anglers: Popular fishery opens | Idaho Statesman," 25 May 2018 Anglers can catch crappies, bluegill, yellow perch and largemouth bass from those lakes. D'arcy Egan,, "Fishing Report for April 20: Fish biting again despite dingy waters," 20 Apr. 2018 Outlook: Gier’s Bass Pro reports: crappie – good using minnows and jigs around brush piles; largemouth bass – will start relating to chunk rock points on secondary or main lake points. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Looking for hot spots? Here's where the fish are biting | The Kansas City Star," 14 Mar. 2018 Tiny largemouth bass outnumbered all other fish caught by a wide margin. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 White bass – fair along the dam and rocky points; largemouth bass – slow, but coves in the southern third of the reservoir have decent populations of bass and McIntyre Cove tends to produce the best. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects mixed on area lakes for week of June 20," 20 June 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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