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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Catfish, walleye limits to be liberalized: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, July 9," 9 July 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Bluegills are likely the most prolific sunfish, followed by red ear sunfish, rock bass, and warmouths. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 The waters off the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Burke Lakefront Airport have exceptional populations of rock bass and largemouth bass. cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye catches outstanding; Brecksville dam removal should boost spawning in Cuyahoga River: Fishing Report," 28 May 2020 Found in the mouth, fins, and gills of smallmouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, salmon, trout, and other fish, gill lice look similar to Rice Krispies, and can impair growth, behavior, and even the survival of a fish. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 Under the water are largemouth bass, as well as sunfish, rock bass and yellow perch. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Keeping a Distance, From Everything but Nature," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of rock bass

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20bass. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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