Fishing for Smallmouth bass

Micropterus dolomieu
619K logged catches • 3.6M followers

Similar to largemouth bass in looks, except for their red/orange eyes. They prefer deeper waters and areas of clear, fast-flowing streams and pools with gravel/rubble bottom.

The most popular recent Smallmouth bass catch on Fishbrain
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Recently caught Smallmouth bass

Recently caught Smallmouth bass
Recently caught Smallmouth bass
Recently caught Smallmouth bass
Recently caught Smallmouth bass
Recently caught Smallmouth bass
Recently caught Smallmouth bass

Detailed Information

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Water type

Freshwater

Common length

3 in

Maximum age

26 years

IUCN Status

Least concern

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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