About this Species 

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Name:White Bass
Family:Temperate Bass
Scientific Name: Morone chrysops
Range:Statewide; abundant in large streams and reservoirs.
Habits and Habitat:White bass school and live in open water. Adults eat small shad in morning and evening. They make spawning runs up tributaries in early March.
Fish Fact: White bass feeding on small shad in reservoirs may create acres of thrashing on the surface.
As A Group:Yellow bass – the other native Morone – is a small fish that tends to overpopulate and is considered a nuisance. The sea-going striped bass has been stocked in many reservoirs and is – along with the manmade hybrid of the striper and the white – a very popular sport fish.
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Joe Tomelleri