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

Examples of largemouth bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lake is a popular spot for largemouth bass, striped bass and Arizona’s only population of white bass. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Lake Pleasant is a desert oasis near Phoenix. Here's everything you can do there," 4 Mar. 2020 In addition to traditional freshwater game species such as largemouth bass and crappie, WFF also stocks rainbow trout in Madison and Walker county lakes during winter. Frank Sargeant, al, "Outdoors notebook: Get ready to fish public lakes," 29 Jan. 2020 Fish caught there include flathead catfish, burbot, walleye, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 Wellington Reservoir has been giving up nice largemouth bass on drop shot rigs lately. D'arcy Eagan,, "Lake Erie smallmouth bass biting around — where else? — the Bass Islands: Fishing Report for Sept. 13," 13 Sep. 2019 Fish include smallmouth bass, black crappie, pike, channel catfish and largemouth bass. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 The refuge spans 26 miles of coastal Louisiana in Cameron and Vermilion parishes, provides recreational fishing opportunities for crabs, shrimp, redfish, speckled trout, black drum, largemouth bass and other species. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 Prospects for largemouth bass are still good heading into the fall for freshwater enthusiasts. Matt Wyatt, Houston Chronicle, "Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day," 26 Sep. 2019 When the water temperatures finally drop below 70 degrees in the coming weeks, the fall bite for largemouth bass, walleye and panfish should improve. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye hitting; yellow perch are hit-and-miss: Fishing Report for Sept. 20," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of largemouth bass

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Largemouth bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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