By , September 30, 2008 9:26 pm

The Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) is categorized in the Black Bass Family, and is second largest to the Largemouth Bass. The Smallmouth Bass is generally brown in coloration, with with dark brown or black vertical bands on the face, and red eyes. The Smallmouth Bass generally prefers cooler water than the Largemouth Bass, and can be distinguished by the upper jaw extending to the middle of the eye giving it a smaller mouth (Hence the name Smallmouth Bass).

Time of year: Early Spring through Late Fall

Flies: Streamers, Bait fish imitations, Worm Imitations, Poppers, Frogs, Crayfish Imitations

Rod and Reel: 5-8 Weight Rod and Reel (7-9 Foot Rod with stiff action, and WF or DT Floating line)

Locations: Many Southern California Streams, Reservoirs, and Lakes

Smallmouth Bass

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