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 In recent years, my son has scored well on smallmouths and rock bass with his daughters. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Jim Gronaw: Variety and memories at Deep Creek Lake," 6 Oct. 2019 Cleveland and Lorain harbors have been good spots for catching a wide range of fish, from walleye to crappie and yellow perch, rock bass and smallmouth and largemouth bass. D'arcy Egan, cleveland.com, "If you aren’t catching walleye on Lake Erie, you aren’t trying: June 14 Fishing Report," 14 June 2019 The goal is to reduce the lake's population of centrarchids (which includes largemouth bass, bluegill, pumkinseed sunfish, black crappie and rock bass) by 80%. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 Along with channel catfish, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout, rock bass, bass carp, brown trout and brown bullhead. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘Oh my god’: Giant 45-pound catfish caught in Green Lake," 19 June 2018 More: Drinking water issues, fire intensify Harvey crisis Affected species included smallmouth and largemouth bass, rudd, rock bass, white bass, white and yellow perch, walleye, bowfin and steelhead. Keith Matheny, USA TODAY, "How mood-altering drugs are ending up in Great Lakes fish," 1 Sep. 2017 Affected species included smallmouth and largemouth bass, rudd, rock bass, white bass, white and yellow perch, walleye, bowfin and steelhead. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Human mood drugs end up in Great Lakes fish," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rock bass

1811, in the meaning defined above

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12 Nov 2019

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“Rock bass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20bass. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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