Not long ago I was wading a local river for smallmouth and mixed in with the day's catch were a bunch of chunky rock bass (a.k.a. redeye, goggle-eye and rock perch). I've been catching these fish since I was old enough to cast and enjoy them very much. If you ask me, they fight a hell of a lot harder than crappies and bluegills, and they might just be prettier. So I wonder, does anyone else target or care about them?