At least I think they are bass but not sure if they are lmb or smb. I spent yesterday on the Catawba below MIL in my canoe. I put in at the My Holly Rd Launch and paddled up to the dam (that was ambitious and I'm feeling it today!), then floated and fished back to the launch. I hooked 5, landed 3 and kept 2. There's probably no glory in keeping ones this small, and I doubt I'll do it again, but my fledgling anglers at home were SO excited to see them they can't wait to come out with me (I'm taking them to AJ State Park tomorrow). It was really exciting for me too and, like these guys, I'm hooked!