are shoal bass native to ohio? i have reason to believe that i caught one last year over the summer. i know what smallmouth that size look like but around the lips was turquoise. i caught it out of springfield lake, which is a natural lake. the water was really clear that day and i pitched a tube on a treble hook to the edge of a weed bed and caught a believed shoal bass from the bed as it swiped out at it. i got into an argument with a guy fishing there that it was a largemouth. yeah right.