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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Recent Examples on the Web Could humans be following in the wake of smallmouth bass? M. Boone Mattia, Washington Post, "A mother reflects on her long journey of reconsidering her child’s gender," 10 Sep. 2020 The Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fishing has slowed quite a bit on Lake Erie, while the smallmouth bass fishing continues to keep anglers entertained. cleveland, "Lake Erie smallmouth bass a hot topic: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Sept. 4-6," 3 Sep. 2020 Many Guadalupe bass fisheries have been negatively affected by hybridization, an unintended consequence of smallmouth bass stockings that occurred in the 1970s. Matt Wyatt,, "Central Texas stream in Williamson County a unique spot to fish for Guadalupe bass," 27 Aug. 2020 While August isn’t considered prime time for smallmouth bass fishing, consider Tuesday’s opening-day tournament catches. cleveland, "Lake Erie bass fishing sparkles: Cleveland-area fishing report for the weekend of Aug. 13-16, 2020," 13 Aug. 2020 The biggest surprise has been a decision by the top bass tournament trails, such as FLW and Major League Fishing, to pin their hopes on Lake Erie’s smallmouth bass this summer season. cleveland, "Lake Erie bass fishing sparkles: Cleveland-area fishing report for the weekend of Aug. 13-16, 2020," 13 Aug. 2020 The 1,000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence is yet another incredible trophy-smallmouth bass zone, and quieter bays house big largemouths, as well. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020 For bass, topwater baits appear to be the bait of choice, at 5-10 feet for smallmouth bass and in thick weedbeds for largemouth bass. Star Tribune, "Minnesota fishing report," 6 Aug. 2020 Sneaking into the spotlight this week, though, is the big lake’s tremendous smallmouth bass fishing. cleveland, "Catfish, walleye limits to be liberalized: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, July 9," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of smallmouth bass

1880, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Smallmouth bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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