largemouth bass


large·​mouth bass ˈlärj-ˌmau̇th- How to pronounce largemouth bass (audio)
: 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 Their giant largemouth bass, on the other fin, won the event's Berkley Big Bass honors at 2½ pounds heavier than the second-largest fish of the competition. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 19 Jan. 2024 Want to fire up your boat and spend the day flinging top-water plastics to hungry largemouth bass? Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Designed specifically to produce trophy largemouth bass, Fork’s waters have yielded more than half of the current Top 50 biggest largemouth caught in Texas, including the current top 6, all weighing more than 17 pounds. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023 Fishermen may be pleased with the smallmouth bass population in the upper reaches of the river or the largemouth bass and catfish in the lower reaches. Josh Laskin, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2023 From panfish to trout, largemouth bass to catfish, a Zebco 33 combo will get the job done. Rob McDonald, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023 Expect to catch plenty of largemouth bass, striped bass, black crappie, and catfish. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 15 Aug. 2023 Rainbow River; Dunnellon, Florida Just two hours north of Tampa is Florida’s Rainbow River, 5.7 miles of gently meandering waters brimming with fish like largemouth bass and shad, river otters, and even the occasional alligator. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 May 2023 This is also one of the only places where Pacific and Atlantic species can be caught in the same day - along with about 150 other types of fish, including the Midwest’s signature prize, walleye, as well as smallmouth and largemouth bass, yellow perch, and sturgeon. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 4 May 2023

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Largemouth bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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largemouth bass

large·​mouth bass ˌlärj-ˌmau̇th- How to pronounce largemouth bass (audio)
: a large North American bass of warm slow-moving waters that is blackish green above and lighter or whitish below

called also largemouth black bass

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