Rock bass are aggressive biters, eagerly attacking a variety of live baits and artificial lures.
Rock bass are aggressive biters, eagerly attacking a variety of live baits and artificial lures. But they're held in low esteem by many fishermen because they are often infested with parasites, particularly yellow grubs.
Another reason for their lack of popularity: They put up a relatively weak fight on hook and line. In fact, some anglers call them "spinners" because they tend to spin around in circles as they are being reeled in.
Rocky, slow - moving warmwater streams, especially those with lots of crayfish, make ideal habitat for rock bass.
Hellgrammites (dobson fly larvae) are a favorite bait among stream fishermen. Simply hook the bait under the collar and weight it with a split shot or two.