The Lowdown On The White Bass

what is white bass prey and habitat andocean zone where it lives and ecosystem and predators

The white bass is one of the lesser known members of the bass family because it is not as widely fished for as the largemouth and smallmouth bass. However, it is still popular as a result of its more common name – the striped bass, and also as the silver bass and the white lake-bass as well! The white bass is commonly found in four of the Great Lakes in the United States – Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Eerie and Lake Ontario. It can also be found in the Southeast, most prominantly in Alabama. It is almost exclusive to these areas and is very rarely found in the ocean because it is simply not indigenous to those waters and prefer to remain in the midwater of relatively calmer waters. It is not a large creature and the world record is in fact 6lbs 7oz for a white bass caught in sport. White bass tend to stay close to home in that they often stay around the area that they were spawned and very rarely move away from that area. They also tend to find the area again if they are physically moved away from it as a result of bass fishing in the area. They do prefer the open water of the lakes to anywhere else but like an area of vegetation to shelter in, preferably featuring power plants so they can stay in the warm waters all year round! In terms of the food the white bass seeks out, it alters as they get older. They begin life eating small insects and mircroscopic creatures because they are carnivorous. They move on to smaller fish, such as the treadfin shad, as they grow into adulthood.


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