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|Large Mouth Bass
The upper jaw extends beyond back of eye. Dorsal fins not well
connected in the middle. It has a smooth tongue.
Although rare, toothed patched do occur. Cheek scales same size as
rest of body scales
|Small Mouth Bass
The upper jaw extends to the middle of the eye. It usually has
vertical stripes on it's body. Cheek scales much smaller than rest
of body scales. Bronze and greenish-brown color No dark horizontal
Without rows of dark spots. Tongue usually has rough patch. Dorsal
The spotted bass looks similar to the large mouth bass. However,
it's jaw does not extend past the eye. It has a spiny dorsal fin
that is clearly connected. It has a toothed patch on it's tongue.
Cheek scales much smaller than rest of body scales. Green with dark
horizontal stripe with rows of dark spots.
The hybrid bass has an arched hump that starts near the eye. It has
distinct but broken stripes running along it's body. It has two
toothed patches on it's tongue. No Hybrid are stocked into Lake
The white bass looks similar to the hybrid but has a much less
pronounced hump. It's stripes are often faint. It has a single
toothed patch on it's tongue.
The striped bass has a slender body with distinct but broken
stripes running along the length of it's body. It has two toothed
patches on it's tongue. It is the largest of the fresh water bass
species in North America