Lake Texoma Fish Species – White Bass

White bass are the 5th most preferred species among licensed Texas anglers. Schools of white bass feeding on shad generate excitement in the fishing community. Once a school has been located, successful anglers often fish the surface with spoons or spinners. Bottom fishing at night with live bait may also produce great success. White bass are excellent fighters, and considered superb table fare. Morone is of unknown derivation. The species epithet chrysops is Greek meaning “golden eye.” Like other true basses, the dorsal fin is clearly double, separated into spiny and soft-rayed portions. White bass are silvery shading from dark-gray or black on the back to white on the belly.