Bass Species (3 of 12)
Often, this action is all on the surface, which makes it that much more exciting, because everything is visual. But first, let's discuss the physical differences between large mouth and small mouth bass, and also discuss the environments they inhabit. Differentiating small mouth and large mouth is simple. If the mouth only extends to the middle of the eye, it's a small mouth. If the mouth extends beyond the eye, then it's a large mouth. Body markings are also a giveaway. Large mouth are green and have a defined black lateral line. Small mouth are brown or bronze with vertical black lines, and usually some horizontal lines on their cheeks.