White bass look like short stripers. They are silvery-white with
five to eight dusky black stripes on the sides. Stripes below the
lateral line are faint and may be uneven. Whites are stockier than
stripers, with a smaller head, and dorsal fins are set closer
White bass are found mostly in the Apalachicola and Ochlockonee
Male white bass move upstream in big schools to a dam or other
barrier in early spring, Females follow, and spawning occurs in
moving water over shoals or hard bottoms. Females may lay as many
as half a million adhesive eggs that stick to rocks and gravel.
White bass eat minnows and open-water baitfish like gizzard or
4.69 lbs. Big Catch: 15 inches or 2.5 lbs.
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Their aggressive nature and schooling tendency make them easy fish to catch. Use light tackle, with flies, spinners, small plugs or minnows for bait. Look for feeding schools that occur toward evening in shallow areas.
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