Mean Mouth Bass

Mean Mouth Bass in Lake Ouachita are one of the more prized fishes that you can find. They’re quite rare and if you spend enough time on the lake you’ll likely bump into at least one fisher that’s looking to hook one!

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While there’s a lot of misinformation and misidentification out there in the fishing community, the Mean Mouth Bass has a fairly straightforward description these days.

Mean Mouth Bass are usually considered offspring of a Spotted Batt and a Smallmouth Bass. Since these fish are present in Lake Ouachita, that makes the area ideal for finding these rare fish.

With that being said, it’s still quite tricky to catch them. Only a handful have been hooked in recent years and changes to the habitat likely mean it’s only going to get harder going forward. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Learn more.