Say hello to the Mean Mouth Bass of Lake Ouachita.
What is a Mean Mouth bass you ask?
The Mean Mouth Bass name has also been applied to
a hybrid between a smallmouth and largemouth bass.
The term “Mean Mouth Bass” was born when Childers observed a school of largemouth / smallmouths hybrids attacking a female swimmer in the hybrid experimental pond. “The bass leaped from the water and struck her on the head and chest possible attracted by her bright colored swim suit". On another occasion, he observed mean mouths attack his dog that ventured into shallow water of the experimental pond.
Read more In this June 12th, 1977 article of the Reading Eagle newspaper, Reading PA.
Lexington N.C. Dispatch March 14th, 1979
The Largemouth Bass/Smallmouth Bass hybrid is much rarer than the
Spotted Bass/Smallmouth bass.
Today, the name Mean Mouth Bass is more commonly referred to as the offspring of a Smallmouth Bass and a Spotted Bass.
As far as the Mean-Mouth bass (hybrids of smallmouth and other bass) creel rules in Lake Ouachita, Follow the laws of Smallmouth Bass.