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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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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1811, in the meaning defined above

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