largemouth bass

noun
large·mouth bass | \ˈlärj-ˌmau̇th- \

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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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, cleveland.com, "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 Outlook: Missouri Department of Conservation reports: bluegill - good on worms and small jigs; largemouth bass - good on topwater and crankbaits; channel catfish - excellent on chicken liver and prepared baits; all other species - slow. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 As a general rule, a lake or river with an abundance of littoral habitat and a high-quality largemouth bass fishery will have an equally high-quality sunfish fishery. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 The chain is stocked with walleyes at least every other year, and has strong, naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, black crappies and bluegills. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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