Waters where found: Freshwater shallow bays and backwaters on rivers and lakes; Entire eastern half of U.S.
Description: Slender, round body with a long narrow beaklike mouth full of teeth; bony diamond-shaped scales; gray or dark green with black spots
Record Weight: 50 lbs. 5 oz.
Average Weight: 3–5 lbs.
Best bait: Anything that moves, but they are hard to hook because of their bony mouth