largemouth bass

noun
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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When fishermen release big game fish like musky and largemouth bass back into lakes, those fish compete with loons for the same food sources, panfish like crappies and bluegills. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Loons in northern Wisconsin are raising a mallard duckling after they lost their own chick," 24 July 2019 On inland waters, bass fishermen are reporting excellent catches of post-spawn largemouth bass. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie walleye fishing still rockin’ from Toledo to Conneaut: June 28 Fishing Report," 28 June 2019 To the north, in Ontario, studies of fish populations in thousands of inland lakes show warm-water-loving species such as smallmouth and largemouth bass are making their way into northern lakes where they've never been seen before. Keith Matheny, Freep.com, "Climate change transforming where fish in the Great Lakes region live," 16 Sep. 2019 Early morning and late evening have been the best times for casting the shoreline for largemouth bass or dunking worms for catfish. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie walleye on the move, but trophy fish still being caught: Aug. 9 Fishing Report," 9 Aug. 2019 Others should limit their consumption of largemouth bass and chain pickerel from those waters to two meals a month. Johanna Seltz, BostonGlobe.com, "Warning issued on eating fish from four Plymouth ponds," 16 July 2019 The largemouth bass fishing has been good in East Harbor and West Harbor, and around near-shore weed beds on Lake Erie. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie’s fish of the future have arrived: Aug. 16 Fishing Report," 16 Aug. 2019 The largemouth bass fishing has been good in the harbor areas and around near-shore weed beds on Lake Erie. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "Lake Erie walleye on the move, but trophy fish still being caught: Aug. 9 Fishing Report," 9 Aug. 2019 After just a few minutes of this, Fromm catches a largemouth bass. Tim Rohan, SI.com, "Finally Entrenched as Georgia's QB, Jake Fromm Embraces a Different Kind of Pressure," 9 Aug. 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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