The Yellow Bass
Yellow Bass (Morone Mississippiensis) is known by the names Barfish, Brassy Bass, Stripe, Striped Bass, Streaker, Yellowjack, Jack, Streaks and Gold Bass. In appearance, it looks very similar to the white perch, with the white perch not having any stripes. There is nothing surprising about the yellow bass in terms of feeding, habitat or its feeding habits from any other fresh water bass.
Yellow Bass are a popular light-tackle fish and usually lumped into the category of pan fish due to its size and culinary quality. With white flaky flesh, it is also a good food fish that is considered on par with White Fish. It is a fighting fish and as a result it is a popular game fish sought after in much of the central United States.
Some consider the yellow bass a lesser bass species due mainly to its smaller size. However, it is popular enough that it has been introduced to many watersheds through the southern and central United States. Due to it's size, though, BassFishing-Gurus.com recommend the use of light tackle.
White Bass & Striped Bass
The Yellow Bass is very similar in appearance to that of the White Bass and the Striped Bass. In fact, the only noticeable difference between the white bass and the Yellow Bass is colour. The lateral lines are about the same length and thickness.
Yellow Bass enjoy a variety of prey fish like fathead minnows, golden shiners and small gizzard shad.
Insects also make up a large part of their diet, which is a great opportunity for fly anglers as they can be caught with flies as much as they can be with bait and lures.
And like every other freshwater fish, crayfish is their top prey. However, when they are binging on schools of baitfish, focus on lures that resemble baitfish or just use baitfish.