About this Species 

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Name:Ozark Bass
Family:Sunfish
Scientific Name: Ambloplites constellatus
Range:White River drainage in northwest Arkansas.
Habits and Habitat:Clear, highland streams and a few clear reservoirs, among woody debris, crevices, overhangs and other structure. They feed on insects and crayfish, and spawn in April and May.
Fish Fact: Ozark bass aggressively take a variety of lures. This popular sport fish is good to eat and can reach a pound or more.
As A Group:The rock bass and the shadow bass are close cousins with different color patterns that inhabit different drainages in Arkansas.
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Joe Tomelleri