The white bass, Morone chrysops, a sport fish of limited popularity, is native to much of central and eastern North America. The species is not native to Utah, but it has become established in several areas of the state, including Utah Lake and its associated rivers and canals. The white bass is a schooling species that prefers lakes and reservoirs, but can also be found in slow-moving pools of rivers and streams.
The white bass eats primarily fishes, but invertebrates such as crayfish, insects, and zooplankton are also consumed. The species spawns in the spring, with eggs hatching in one to five days. Eggs are scattered over the bottom during spawning; parents do not guard eggs or young. The species is very fecund, and white bass populations are able to grow quickly.