White Bass

The white bass or sand bass (Morone chrysops) is a freshwater fish of the temperate bass family Moronidae discovered by American naturalist John Tower. It is the state fish of Oklahoma. White Bass are unrelated to the black basses, which are members of the sunfish family. Despite the efforts of many to introduce them, under no circumstances does the White bass live in the ocean.<br />
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White bass are found in lakes and some large rivers throughout the United States.[1] The species is somewhat similar in appearance to the white perch, though larger. Its back is dark, with white sides and belly, and with narrow darkish stripes running lengthwise on the sides. The average fish ranges from 10 to 16 inches in length, and usually weighs from 1 to 4 pounds, though larger ones are sometimes taken. The world record is 6 lb (2.7 kg). 13 ounces and was taken in Virginia. Conventional panfish tackle or fly fishing tackle is used in angling the white bass. The fish tend to move in schools and prefer to swim in clear water.[1] A closely related fish, though much less common, is the Yellow bass which is found predominantly in the Mississippi River. Some anglers enjoy eating fresh white bass, others avoid it, as it can tend on occasion to have oily flesh.

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Devils Lake (Overview) | 8/15/16

Fished out of Grahams Island on Saturday with a few freinds.   We found fish in 15-31 FOW drifting/trolling sinners.  Caught a few ripping puppets as well.  Lots of undersize fish to pick through to get our limits.  Bonus for the day was a pair of dandy jumbo perch. 

 

Silver seemed to be the color, minnow and crawlers worked equaly as wel..

 

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East Bay | 5/28/16

Fished east bay on saturday and caught about 15 white bass and 15 pike all in the morning except one 42 inch pike in afternoon couldn't get any eyes and neither could anyone else on the lake that we talked to and we talked to like 25 to 30 boats and you can tell if they are lying or if they truly aren't catching fish

East End - Friday, July 4, 2014

We fished on the 4th of July back in the bays on the East End pitching swimbaits in shallow water.  There are some nice to fish to be caught if you dedicate yourself to this technique and I expect fishing will improve as the weather warms up this week.  With the weather we've had and all the water running through the system right now, water temps in the main lake and the bays are more even than they would normally be and the fish are pretty scattered right now.   

Lake Ashtabula - Saturday, June 7, 2014

My boys and I fished on Saturday (6/7) from 1:30-8:30. We mainly fished the weed-lines, points, and bays. We had pretty consistent action of medium sized Perch all day, a really fat football of a 16" White Bass, and a 20" Pike.

We purchased night crawlers, but my son (who was in charge of them ) left them in the truck and we didn't realize that he forgot them until were at our fishing spot. I didn't feel like driving back to get them. So, we started out by rigging with Gulp on a rigs and a Twister Tail on a Jig. We picked up a few medium sized Perch and two Bullheads.

Devils Lake (Overview) - Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fished this weekend limited both days. Walleyes were aggressive. I thought the first one was a northern it kept pulling line. I 6-8ft of water trolling cranks, from 830 to 1000 I caught 5 walleye and 1 northern. From 1000 to 1200 I caught 15 white bass and 5 northern. Went to the same place next morning and caught 3 walleye from 830 to 930 then my wife called saying the camper didn't have hot water so I went in. After that was fixed I took my daughter out and we caught 25 white bass and 3 more walleye.

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