Bass can be considered to be “bottom feeders”. However they are also named “opportunistic eaters” as well since they are not very picky in what they consume. The word bottom feeder is often used to describe aquatic creatures that feed on or near the bottom of a body of water. This source of water can be anything from the ocean, to a river, lake, stream or aquarium. However unlike most bottom feeders, bass do not necessarily always get their food from the bottom of the water source in which they reside. They are predators that tend to feast upon food wherever they are able to locate it. Sometimes they can be found at the surface of shallow water where minnows are. Other times they may lurk at the bottom of the surface to prey upon crayfish. They tend to ambush their prey from behind objects such as logs, rocks and plants.