Category: Rock Bass
Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris) are members of the sunfish family and are not a true bass. They are known by the following names: Black Perch, Google-Eye, Red Eye and Rock Sunfish. Do not mistaken the name Red Eye with the...Read More
Crayfish are a top bait that are sure to catch Rock Bass or any other fish capable of eating one. There are some Rock Bass, such as those found in the Saline River in Arkansas, that spend their entire lives living in rivers and...Read More
Life expectancy is also a factor of their environment, though it is widely understood that they average about 11 years, with 18 years being the maximum that was observed in captivity. Appearance Rock Bass look like a cross...Read More
Rock Bass will bite on a wide variety of baits, both natural and artificial. Distribution & Habitat Rock Bass are native to the slow moving rivers, streams and lakes of northeastern United States and southeastern Canada...Read More
The largest Rock Bass every caught was around 3.5 pounds, so there is no need for a line strength greater than eight pounds. Summer fishing for Rock Bass does not differ from spring and fall. Rock Bass still prefer deep water in...Read More
The design of the Rock Bass is that of a predator. Like all members of the sunfish family, rock bass are short and stout with a thick tail. Rock bass prefer small streams and rivers with low flow rates with submerged trees,...Read More
Rock Bass avoid direct sunlight. Like all freshwater bass, rock bass prefer the cover of shade that comes from docks, piers, bridges and other heavily shaded areas. Habitat & Distribution Rock bass are common across much of...Read More
Rock Bass are not a very large fish and do not fight much. Appearance Rock Bass look like a cross between a bluegill and a black bass, though the rock bass is more stalky in appearance: more like an overweight sunfish without...Read More
Rock Bass are not very large. While the largest one on record reaches about 3.5 pounds, most in lakes and rivers can be found between three-quarters of a pound to 1.5 pounds. Like other members of the sunfish family, rock bass...Read More
As the water gets really cold, the rock bass will move away from their normal cover and head deeper into the lake or river. Temperature Changes Lake and river temperatures drop off beginning with September. As the temperatures...Read More
Great fishing gift
Smallmouth Bass prefer cool, oxygen rich water.
Therefore, try streams and rivers with fast moving water. Smallmouth can also be found behind brush or other debris and where rocks breach the surface, creating oxygen rich water.