Whiterock Bass Habitat
Whiterock Bass feed early in the morning and late in the afternoon, preferring to stay in shady areas or in deep water.
Whiterock Bass live in the same freshwater habitats as their parents, primarily large lakes and reservoirs but they also thrive in midsize to large rivers and can also be found in small lakes and ponds. They are largely nomadic and are often found in the same places are their parents. They are seldom found near shore or docks or piers.
They do prefer clear, cool lakes, reservoirs, ponds and pools of small to large rivers. While they prefer turbid free waters, they can tolerate slightly turbid waters as well as slow flowing waters. You are more likely to find them where lake and rivers have sand and gravel bottoms.
Like most bass, Whiterock Bass feed early in the morning and late in the afternoon, preferring to stay in shady areas or in deep water. Whiterock Bassted in a heavy traffic area. The noise created by boats and other water craft create a lot of underwater noise causing them to hide until late at night.
They group together in schools. They also feed in schools, preferring to go after schools of bait fish like gizzard shad, threadfin, fatheads and golden shiners. Popular white bass foods include insects, crustaceans and bait fish. They are highly mobile with food being the primary reason for moving about.
Whiterock Bass are found by ripraps, around downed trees, brush piles and rocky areas and other structures below dams. When it comes to spawning, the Whiterock Bass migrate into large flowing streams with the males arriving before the females in March and April depending on how far north they are.