rock bass

noun

Definition of rock bass

: a brown spotted sunfish (Ambloplites rupestris) found especially in the upper Mississippi River valley and Great Lakes region

Examples of rock bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like most fishermen, I’m including shellcrackers, various sunfish and even rock bass under the bluegill umbrella. Bill May, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2022 Alfred wears a waistcoat and shirt with the sleeves rolled up, like an indie rock bass player. Amit Katwala, Wired, 4 Mar. 2022 The department said in a Tuesday release that rock bass should not be consumed more than once a week, if harvested from the Bay or any of its tributaries, including the Peshtigo, Oconto and Menominee Rivers. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2022 Lakes that can sparkle in summertime include Wallace and Shadow lakes, Strawberry Pond and the Lakefront Reservation, where panfish — especially jumbo rock bass — roam the breakwalls and shallow areas. cleveland, 9 July 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of rock bass

1811, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Rock bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20bass. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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