Smallmouth Bass

Micropterus dolomieu

Physical features:
Pan or round shaped fish with dark brown speckles on a light yellow-olive background. Upper jaw extends under their red eyes. Two part dorsal fin.

Clear, gravel bottomed rivers and the shallow rocky areas in lakes.

Fish, insect larvae, aquatic invertebrates

Fun facts:
A popular game fish, small mouth bass are a member of the sunfish family that can get to be quite large. Male small mouth bass guard their nest and protect the young from hungry neighbors.