It is a popular game fish sought by anglers throughout the temperate zones of North America, and has been spread by stock to many cool-water tributaries and lakes in the United States and Canada. The smallmouth bass is native to the upper and middle Mississippi River basin, the Saint Lawrence River–Great Lakes system, and up into the Hudson Bay basin. Its common names include smallmouth, bronzeback, brown bass, brownie, smallie, bronze bass, and bareback bass.
M. dolomieu is found in streams, rivers, rocky areas, stumps and also sandy bottoms of lakes and reservoirs.
The current world record was caught at Dale Hollow Reservoir in 1955. The fish weighed 11 lbs, 15 oz.
Lat: 44.29, Long: -78.33
Spotted on Jul 6, 2011
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012