Yellow bass are look like striped bass, but they are slightly yellow and much smaller. These fish live in natural lakes, reservoirs and the backwaters of large rivers. They can be found in clear water and murky water and around many different types of bottoms. On some waters, yellow bass are very abundant. When you find them, you will definitely know in a hurry. On many bodies of water, the yellow bass that you catch will be in the 5 to 9 inch range with some bigger and some smaller depending on the size of the bait you are using.