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A Short Summary On The White Bass Fish Species

Updated on June 15, 2016

A Well Known And Excellent Eating Fish Variety

Normally A Silver-Whittish Fish In General Color But Can Also Be A Pale Green

The scientific name for the white bass fish species is generally referred to as morone chrysops and is a very close relative to the beautiful stripped bass fish species. A white bass is presently known by several different names all throughout the United States. Frequently the different names for the fish will depend upon which region of the United States a fisherman resides from. Some extreme angelers often choose to call the white bass fish a silver bass fish or maybe even a sand bass fish. Regardless of the different name varieties all modern veteren fishermen always agree that the white bass species merits as a highly tasty fish and makes for an excellent fish for eating purposes. A white bass fish is currently classified as a freshwater fish type and belongs to the temperate bass family known as moronide. Most veteran fishermen often claim that it is fairly common to catch more than one white bass fish around the same general location the majority of the time. The white bass fish normally will travel in very large schools of fish and are presently massively widespread all throughout the entire United States. There original native ranges are throughout the Arkansas river, extremely abundant throughout the entire state of Oklahoma, many schools of fish currently reside in the Winnebago Lake systems in the state of Wisconsin, large quantities thrive throughout the whole state of Pennsylvania, and an adequate supply of white bass are presently located in the beautiful Lake Erie near the wonderful city of Cleveland, Ohio. The white bass species are currently found in the many rivers that flow directly into the mouth of the mighty Mississippi river and can also be found in abundance at the gorgeous Lake Poinsett in the marvelous state of South Dakota. White Bass is the official state fish in the state of Oklahoma and are highly abundant in the midwest regions of the United States. A white bass fish is originally native to northern habitats, they also have been sucessfully introduced into many other waterways throughout the United States, and particularly in many various southern locations of the country. In the 1960's, the white bass fish species where successfully introduced into Manitoba and quickly gained importance as a prized sports fish. Generally a white bass fish is a silver-white, but sometimes there also known to be a pale green in color. On average, the white bass species will have the signature dark back with bright white sides and a solid white belly. They typically will have narrow dark stripes running lengthwise along both sides of the sport fish. The white bass fish will always have large rough scales, two dorsal fins, an anterior dorsal fin that is frequently considered a spinous ray fin, and a homoceral tail that is generally well notched. A fisherman must always be cautious whenever unhooking a white bass from there fishing line. The fish have razor sharp gills that are capable of slicing a fishermans hand wide open. On average, a white bass will grow roughly ten to twelve inches in total length. Although, sometimes the fish are capable of reaching upwards of seventeen inches in total length. It is often fairly rare but, at times the species of fish can even reach much larger in overall size. Currently the largest record size for the white bass fish that was ever caught in the history of record keeping weighed in at an astonishing six pounds and thirteen ounces. Presently there are two veteren fisherman living in the United States who both hold this same large fish record. The first record setting white bass was fished out of the Orange Lake in the state of Virginia back in the year of 1989 by a veteran fisherman. A second veteren fisherman came along many years later to fish out another record setting white bass in the year of 2010, he aggressively reeled the white bass in from the Amite river that flows through the swampy state of Louisiana, and the fisherman actually tied up the standing record for the largest white bass fish ever caught. Every individual state in the United States currently has there very own wildlife resources agency that sets strict limits on how many white bass fish can be harvested from the waterways throughout the entire state.

Classified As A Carnivore Fish Type And Will Naturally Spawn In The Spring

The White Bass Fishes Common Diet, Natural Habitat, And Breeding Patterns

A white bass is classified as a carnivore fish and are very visual feeders. The white bass normally perfer eating shad, different aquatic insect types, any variety of worms, and even enjoy live minnows. In fact, only the much larger white bass will ever choose to feed on other fish species. A white bass is generally better equipped and more capable of surviving through the brutally cold months of winter. The general habitat for a white bass fish is rather vast, there known to live in large reservoirs, and are even found thriving in fast flowing rivers In the United States. Many fishermen will catch white bass in the upstream segments of flowing rivers in high densities. Often the fish can even be found swimming up small creeks or very slow trickling streams. A white bass normally will desire to mate during the springtime and do what is known as spawning. Spawning season normally occurs from mid March through late May. The white bass always choose to spawn in the daylight hours and will typically lay there eggs in the very shallow waters of rivers. When seeking a mate the male fish will purposely bump up against the female fishes abdominal area. The female white bass will then rise up to the top of the waters surface and profusely begin spinning in circles constantly to release all of her eggs. Female white bass are capable of releasing 242,000 to 933,000 eggs at a time. A female fishes many eggs will instantly stick to plants, sunken automotive tires, tree stumps, submerged logs, tree branches, large river rocks, lengthy tree roots, or loose gravel on the rivers bottom. The thousands of eggs that the female fish releases will then be quickly fertilized by any male white bass fish in the general area. All of the parent fish involved in the reproducing process will then swiftly retreat in search of much deeper waters after sucessfully releasing and completly fertilizing the many eggs. The baby white bass fish will eventually hatch from there eggs and all of the tiny fish will inhabit the shallow river waters for a very short period of time. Whenever all of the baby white bass reach the appropriate size they will naturally swim off quickly in search of much deeper water for themselves.

A Short Video Clip About The White Bass Fishing On The Popular Sabine River Of Louisiana

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