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White bass are silver, but they have horizontal black stripes that are unbroken above the lateral line.  The lines below the lateral line are barely visible and irregular.  The horizontal stripes on a white bass usually stop just short of the tail.   White bass are known for their spring migrations up rivers and streams in the spring, but they are also found in large bodies of water, particularly reservoirs.  White bass are also known for schooling up on bait fish such as shad in open water.  At times, huge schools of white bass will push hundreds of shad to the surface.  Anglers can typically see birds circling above the action.  Lots of shad will be boiling on the surface and the white bass will be right there chasing the shad.  With a good pair of binoculars, you can see these “jumps” from a good ways away.  Get into the action with a shad-like lure and you can have a blast.  White bass are not nearly as big as striped bass.  A 15 inch bass is a nice-sized white bass anywhere in the country.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About White Bass

White Bass are a Schooling Fish

White bass will school up in huge numbers, especially in the summer and fall.  Find the schools and you’ll catch a lot of fish.

White Bass Love Smaller Lures

Smaller lures work great for white bass, so you don’t have to use live bait to catch them.  Smaller jigs, spinners, swimbaits and crankbaits work great for white bass.  Just try to imitate a smaller bait fish and it will probably work.

White Bass Love Minnows & Other Smaller Bait Fish

White bass feed heavily on minnows and smaller bait fish, so go with the real thing or use baits that resemble smaller minnows.

White Bass Make Huge Spawning Runs Up Rivers

The spring spawning runs can be huge and if you time it right, you may be able to catch huge numbers of them.  Anglers report catching more than 100 white bass per day when the big spawning runs are going on.

White Bass Feed Aggressively From Spring through Fall

White bass are fairly easy to catch because they will eat aggressively from spring through fall.  Find the fish and get the right lures in front of them and you’ll probably catch some white bass.