Rock Bass – Ambloplites Rupestris

Distinguishing Features – Brown-gold colouring, fading to whitish on belly. Sides patterned with small dark brown spots. Bright red eyes.

Size – Maximum Weight – 225 g (1/2 lb).



Found throughout NW Ontario to Manitoba border in vegetated and rocky areas of rivers, streams and lakes.


A favourite of young anglers, the rock bass is found in schools around docks, feeding on aquatic insects, crayfish and minnows.