Yellow Bass


Other Common Names:

Brassy fish, bar fish, striper, gold bass, striped bass, streaker, sand bass, rock fish, striped jack


Scientific Name:

Morone mississippiensis



Feeds on small fish and insects



Prefers clear rivers and lakes



Average is 6 to 8 inches



Laterally compressed, slab sided spiny rayed; yellow-olive to silvery-yellow along back and sides; yellowish white belly; 6 to 7 prominent dark horizontal stripes along sides


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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