White Bass


Other Common Names:

White bass, striped bass, sand bass, bar fish, rock fish, gray bass, silver bass, streaker


Scientific Name:

Morone chrysops



Feeds on small fish, insects, and crayfish



Prefers clear rivers and lakes



Average is 8 to 10 inches



Slab-sided, blue gray to silvery spiny-rayed fish; dorsal, caudal and anal fins slate gray, pectoral fins and belly white; dorsal fin separated into two lobes; few attain weights greater than 2-3 pounds


Photo & text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker

Fishes of Indiana published by Indiana Department of Conservation, Division of Fish and Game (1964)


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