noun. a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye.
- smallmouth bass
- black bass
- smallmouth black bass
- Micropterus dolomieu
- smallmouthed bass
Example sentences of the word smallmouth
While giant bass are hard to come by, the rivers harbor abundant populations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass in the 1- to 2-pound range, with some of the best fishing taking place around bridges and piers.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Nearby St. Francois State Park provides access to the Big River, an excellent fishing spot for smallmouth bass where the water is usually shallow enough for wading in summer.
3. Verb, base form
Lakes like Abernathy, Echo and Lakeview Lakes in the Pulaski area are home to largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, spotted and white bass, and trout.