How to identify a Yellow Bass
The yellow bass resembles its close relative, the white bass, but can be recognized by its golden yellow sides and more irregular stripes (of the 6-7 stripes the 3-4 that lie below the lateral line are broken or interrupted toward the tail).
Where to catch Yellow Bass
The yellow bass can be found in quiet pools and backwaters of large streams, lakes, and reservoirs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan south to Louisiana, eastern Texas, and the lower Coosa and Mobile Bay drainages. It is relatively confined to the central Mississippi valley area and has not been extensively transplanted, though it has been introduced to some degree into other areas of the states within its native range as well as Arizona. The following list includes additional details on where to catch this fish: