White Bass Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

White Bass

Scientific Name:

Morone chrysops

Diet:

Primarily eats small fish but will also eat invertebrates, insects, crayfish, and zooplankton

Habitat:

Prefers lakes and reservoirs but can be found in slow moving pools of rivers and streams

Spawn:

Spring with eggs hatching in one to five days. Eggs are scattered over the bottom during spawn, no nests are dug

Distribution:

Utah Lake and its associated rivers and canals

Origin:

Native to Central America and eastern North America

Characteristics:

A schooling species that is gray or charcoal green on the back with silvery sides and a white belly. There are 5 to 7 stripes on each side. The body is deeper and less streamlined than the Striped Bass.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

June 24, 2001

Length:

15 1/2 Inches

Fisherman:

Dave Bona

Location:

Utah Lake

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

1970

Weight:

4 pounds 1 ounce

Length:

Unknown

Girth:

Unknown

Fisherman:

John R. Welcker

Location:

Utah Lake



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