Aquatic Critters

Smallmouth BassSmallmouth bass inhabit pools in clear cool streams. They generally stay in one pool year round, never ranging more than half a mile from that pool. They do not tolerate silty or turbid waters. Smallmouth bass are predators, eating minnows, insects and small crayfish. 
Spotted BassSpotted bass, unlike smallmouth bass, can be found in warm, turbid waters. They move from small streams with high water in the spring to larger streams an rivers in the fall. Spotted bass feed on larval stages of aquatic insects and small crustaceans and fish. 
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