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Small Mouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)


Description: Smallmouth Bass has a deep, compressed body, with a bronze back and greenish-brown sides that feature irregular bars fading into an off-white belly. Its jaw extends back to its reddish eyes. The typical weight of this species ranges 0.5-1.8 kg.

Habitat: This bass is commonly found throughout the South Nation River. In early summer, it dwells over hard bottoms, close to shore and moves into weed beds, boating channels, sandbars, and rocky bottoms as water temperatures rise.