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Considered by many to be the sportiest freshwater
fish. Small mouth are known for their fighting stamina and astounding
leaping ability. Like largemouth, they will take almost any kind
of lure or bait, but they generally prefer smaller sizes. Favorites
include jigs, crankbaits, spinners, streamer flies, shiner minnow,
crayfish, hellgrammites, leeches, and nightcrawlers. Smallmouth
like clean, clear water. They are found in all types of natural
and manmade lakes, but are most common in mesotrophic lakes and
mid-depth reservoirs. Smallmouth also thrive in river and streams
with moderate current. Seldom are they found in small ponds, lakes
shallower than 25 feet, or any water that is continuously murky
or polluted. They do not compete well with other predatory fish.
Smallmouth bass look very similar to largemouth bass and spotted
bass. The distinguishing characteristic is the mouth. When closed,
the mouth does not extend beyond the rear border of the eye. Color
varies from yellow-green to olive-green with a bronze reflection.
The sides are faintly barred.
Smallmouth bass are native to Ohio and are found in every county
of the state. This species thrives in streams with gravel or rock
bottoms with a visible current. Smallmouth also do well in the reef
areas and rocky shorelines of Lake Erie, especially in the islands
area near Sandusky Bay.