The smallmouth bass is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family of the order Perciformes. One of the black basses,is a popular game fish sought by anglers throughout the temperate zones of North America, and has been spread by stock to many cool-water tributaries and lakes in the United States. Common names include smallmouth, bronze back, brown bass, brownie, smallie, bronze bass, and bare back bass.


Smallmouth bass are found in clear water than largemouth bass, especially streams, rivers, and the rocky areas and stomps and also sandy bottoms of lakes. Smallmouth bass prefer cooler water temperatures than its cousin the largemouth bass, and may be found in both still and moving water. Carnivorous, it’s diet comprises crayfish, insects,and smaller fish. This picture was taken at pike island damn. This is a great place to catch smallmouth bass on minnow or anything mimic smaller fish. Catching smallmouth bass is my favorite type of freshwater fish. You have to try it out!