largemouth bass

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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

Examples of largemouth bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Longer days, warmer afternoons and an end to freezing nights means the largemouth bass spawn is rapidly approaching across all of Alabama, and probably already underway in lakes in the southern counties. Frank Sargeant, al, "Alabama Friday fishing report," 5 Mar. 2021 The event tagged 500 black crappie, bluegills and largemouth bass, with total prizes of $10,000, which included the $5,000 award for catching the bass named Jim Thomas after the founder of the Friends of Lake Apopka. Kevin Spear,, "Lake Apopka jackpot: angler lands ‘Jim,’ the female bass worth $5,000," 19 Mar. 2021 This is my very subjective list of favorite fish to fry (in order): crappie, bluegill, walleye, largemouth bass (from late-fall cold waters of the Pacific Northwest), catfish. Jack Hennessy, Outdoor Life, "How to Fry Fish: The Ultimate Guide on Everything from Oil Temperature to Batter Recipes," 2 Mar. 2021 By turning rivers that once flowed swiftly into still or slow-moving waters, dams give invasive fish such as carp, largemouth bass and tilapia, which are adapted to such conditions, a competitive advantage. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "One-Third of Freshwater Fish Species Are at Risk of Extinction," 27 Feb. 2021 The department also has put about 1,200 Florida largemouth bass, 8,000 red-ear sunfish and 10,500 white crappie into Bundick Lake. Chron, "Louisiana replaces thousands of fish lost to hurricanes," 8 Feb. 2021 From January through March, largemouth bass that weigh 13 pounds or more are eligible to be loaned to the Toyota ShareLunker program. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, "ShareLunker season begins with legacy bass from Sam Rayburn, Lake Austin," 28 Jan. 2021 As a result, June suckers face an array of predator species, including white bass, walleye, largemouth bass, black crappie, black bullhead, northern pike and channel catfish. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How a once-endangered fish is bouncing back and why it’s good news for Utah Lake," 4 Jan. 2021 Likewise, the golden grail for anglers from Europe and Asia isn’t the brown trout, or the blue marlin, or even the largemouth bass. Kirk Deeter, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: Carp Crazy," 5 Dec. 2020

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Largemouth bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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