white bass

noun

Definition of white bass 

: a North American freshwater bony fish (Morone chrysops of the family Percichthyidae) that is used for food

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Although most rafts are used from late March to early May to target walleyes, some are in the river through summer to take advantage of the white bass run as well as catfish. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They love fishing, so they set cabins afloat: Wolf River rafts are 'home' to some anglers," 20 June 2018 Lake Livingston is known for its white bass, but the lake also contains perch, crappie and catfish. Dale Blasingame, San Antonio Express-News, "The 8 best family-friendly Texas state parks," 11 June 2018 Lake Livingston - Guide Simon Cosper said the white bass spawn is in full swing, but rainfall the past two days have put a damper on efforts. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: Feb. 23," 22 Feb. 2018 Lake Livingston — Guide Simon Cosper reported limits of white bass on slabs and jigs. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: June 10," 9 June 2018 The walleye runs on the Sandusky and Maumee rivers are being replaced by a dandy white bass run right now. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for May 11: Western Lake Erie walleye fishing drawing crowds," 11 May 2018 Lake Livingston - Guide Simon Cosper reported good catches of white bass over main lake points and humps. Bink Grimes, Houston Chronicle, "Outdoors report: March 23," 22 Mar. 2018 Water temperature in the Sabine was 54 degrees last week, perfect for drawing and holding white bass in the river. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Texas' annual white-bass spawn lures fish, anglers," 24 Feb. 2018 The north shore state park area, the dam, Walnut Creek, the Cawker causeway, and the river channel are all good places to find white bass. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Looking for hot spots? Here's where the fish are biting | The Kansas City Star," 14 Mar. 2018

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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