Of the species listed, only the
pictured below, is a "true" bass.
are all in the sunfish family. If you are skeptical, go to
(Morone chrysops) are related to the larger striped bass, a salt water
species, which has been successfully introduced into many large, freshwater
lakes, though not here in Minnesota. White bass are primarily river fish
and are common in the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers as well as their tributaries.
The range of its smaller relative, the
is limited to the backwaters of the Mississippi River below Lake Pepin
2014). The Minnesota state record for white bass is 4 ponds, 0 ounces,
and the world record is 5 pounds, 9 ounces. However, the typical size of
one caught in Minnesota is about a pound
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