Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

SMALLMOUTH BASS (Micropterus dolomieu)

ALIAS:  Bronzeback, brownie, smallie, bronze bass

IDENTIFICATION:  Similar in appearance to largemouth bass, but the lower jaw does not extend past the back part of the eye.  Though color varies from bronze to olive-green, adults have vertical bands along their body.

DIET:  Amphibians, crayfish, fish and insects.

SPAWNING:  Early-March to mid-May when water temperatures are 55-65̊ F.  Nests are constructed in 1 to 4’ of water on firm sand and gravel bottoms.  

FISHING TIPS:  Artificial lures and live baits such as crayfish and fathead minnows are popular for smallmouth bass in the late spring.

Size Price
3-4" $7.99 ea.
5-7" $10.99 ea.

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