The largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides is a carnivorous freshwater gamefish in the Centrarchidae sunfish family , a species of black bass native to eastern and central United States, adjacent southeastern Canada and northern Mexico, but widely introduced elsewhere. The largemouth bass is an olive-green to greenish gray fish, marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The juvenile largemouth bass consumes mostly small bait fish , scuds , small shrimp , and insects. Adults consume smaller fish bluegill , banded killifish , shad , snails, crawfish crayfish , frogs, snakes, salamanders , bats  and even small water birds , mammals , and baby alligators. It also consumes younger members of larger fish species, such as catfish , trout , walleye , white bass , striped bass , and even smaller black bass. Studies of prey utilization by largemouths show that in weedy waters, bass grow more slowly due to difficulty in acquiring prey.
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Striped Bass | New England Boating & Fishing
ABSTRACT: Partial migration, by which contingents within populations undertake divergent migrations, is common in marine fishes but remains poorly documented. Intrapopulation groups of fish with similar seasonal migration behaviors were noted early in the fisheries literature and have attracted increased interest for their role in population resilience to environmental change and fishing. Here, we used acoustic telemetry to test historical hypotheses on contingent structure for striped bass Morone saxatilis in the Hudson River, New York USA , which harbors one of the largest populations of this species. Season and region of release were used as design elements to evaluate 3 principal contingents. All contingents occupied NYH, but their transit routes into and out of the harbor varied significantly.
By the end of the day Monday, the first day of the commercial striped bass season, the Menemsha Fish House had brought in filleted pounds of the elusive — and profitable — fish. Otto Osmers, a commercial fisherman and fishmonger at the Fish House, said it was an about average commercial day in terms of pounds of fish landed. And he acknowledged that the season begins amid concern among fishermen and regulators over declining stocks.
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