Wildlife Wednesday – The Rock Bass

It’s time again for Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife – today we spotlight something you may catch in the waters of the buckeye state – the Rock Bass.
Rock Bass are widespread and common throughout Ohio but prefer clearer streams with course gravel bottoms and large boulders. In May and June the females will lay up to 10,000 eggs and the males remain over the nest fanning the eggs to maintain water flow until they hatch 3 or 4 days later.
Rock Bass eat aquatic insects, crayfish and other small fish. Anglers will find luck using small natural and artificial baits fished near large boulders, stumps, vegetation and docks. Download the Sportfish of Ohio Field Guide to learn more: http://ow.ly/ib5U50FJA65 #WildOhio
Information courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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