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By Ken Schultz

A compact, authoritative consultant for freshwater fishing trips

From essentially the most revered names on the planet of sportfishing comes the definitive, full-color advisor to a hundred and forty of the commonest freshwater fish species present in North American rivers, lakes, and streams. that includes info on id, habitat, dimension, and vitamin, Ken Schultz's advisor to Freshwater Fish is a needs to for anglers and sportfishing fanatics everywhere.

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Bass are well known for their ability to locate prey in turbid water and at night. Although they are primarily sight feeders when water clarity permits, they otherwise use their highly developed lateral line to detect vibrations and locate prey. They can also detect odors, but their senses of smell and taste are poorly understood by scientists and evidently used less for feeding than are their senses of sight or hearing. weedy sections of ponds and lakes. In reality, the largemouth is highly adaptable to many environments and to many places within various types of water.

Fish such as mackerel, which travel in the open ocean in large schools, take part en masse in external fertilization. They form huge groups and release their reproductive cells indiscriminately into the water. No attempt is made at pairing. The fertilized eggs are at the mercy of temperature, winds, currents, water clarity, salinity, and other factors. In this open-sea type of spawning, the eggs of most species float freely. In other species, the fertilized eggs sink to the bottom, where they are greedily fed upon by bottom-dwelling species.

The smallmouth bass has a robust, slightly laterally compressed and elongate body; a protruding lower jaw; red eyes; and a broad and slightly forked tail. Its pelvic fins sit forward on the body below the pectoral fins; a single spine is found on each pelvic fin and on the front of the anal fin. The two dorsal fins are joined or notched; the front one is spiny and the second one has one spine followed by soft rays. Its color varies from brown, golden brown, and olive to green on the back, becoming lighter to golden on the sides and white on the belly.

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