smallmouth bass

small·​mouth bass | \ ˈsmȯl-ˌmau̇th- How to pronounce smallmouth bass (audio) \

Definition of smallmouth bass

: a black bass (Micropterus dolomieu) of clear rivers and lakes that is bronzy-green above and lighter below and has the vertex of the angle of the jaw falling below the eye

called also smallmouth, smallmouth black bass

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Examples of smallmouth bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walleyes, along with smallmouth bass and crappies, are in depths of 12 to 20 feet, because the forage has remained shallow. Joel Rippel, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 Anglers are having success finding smallmouth bass and northerns in shallow bays and along shorelines. Star Tribune, 24 June 2021 The river fishing is still good, though, for big smallmouth bass. cleveland, 20 May 2021 Navigable small rivers and larger streams are now the targets for summertime smallmouth bass, channel catfish and monster carp from the Monocacy, Potomac, and various branches of the Susquehanna River. Jim Gronaw,, 3 Apr. 2021 That includes lake trout, walleye and smallmouth bass., 2 Sep. 2021 On the Rainy River, anglers are catching a mixed bag of walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, northern pike and sturgeon. Joel Rippel, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 The little goby has become the bane of lakeshore recreational anglers because the fish feast on smallmouth bass eggs and out-compete native species for food., 2 Sep. 2021 Anglers can try their luck landing rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike and more. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of smallmouth bass

1880, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2021

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“Smallmouth bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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