Iowa DNR
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Yellow Bass Morone mississippiensis

Moronidae (Temperate Basses)
Trophic Class
Top Carnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
Is Hybrid?
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 6 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 15 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 21 distinct sites, or 1.7% of the 1237 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 82nd most commonly collected species.

The Yellow Bass was collected in 8 bioassessment sampling sessions and 23 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 234 individual Yellow Bass specimens, ranking it the #81 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map