The black bass. In some instances we apply the name black bass to largemouth bass directly. But what if the largemouth bass… wasn’t a bass at all? How many variations of this amazing gamefish (whatever it is) are there? Click below to learn how to identify many species and sub-species of black bass, and make sure you contact me if you’d like to see one added that didn’t make the list!
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All About Black Bass: Part 1
*zzzzziiiiiinnnnggggg* The green behemoth makes another extremely powerful run. “We gotta land that fatty! He’s a gorilla!” You bend down to the edge of the mucky water, slowly pulling the bass towards your outstretched hand. “Just a bit closer darlin’… lemme get a lip on ya…“, you mumble to yourself… pulling a bit too hard on the line…
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How to Identify Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second most important & popular species of black bass. Some are light, others dark, which showcase beautiful vertical bars on their bodies, and angled lines on their face & gills. There are also Neosho smallmouth bass in a few southern states.
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How to Identify Spotted Bass
‘ol meanmouth. The spotted bass is believed to be the most aggressive black bass pound for pound by many anglers. They look like largemouth because of their coloring, but they are closer genetically to smallmouth bass. “Kentuckys”, or “spots” are a unique fish.
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How to Identify Redeye Bass
The redeye bass is a slender, stream-loving fish typically found in the running waters of the southeastern United States. Of all the black bass, the title of “redeye” seems to be given out haphazardly – and incorrectly – to identify the less common species the most.
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How to Identify Shoal Bass
The shoal bass is often categorized incorrectly as either a smallmouth bass, or more commonly, redeye bass. Need proof? The world record was caught in 1977, but originally reported to be the Apalachicola form of redeye bass. Whoops!
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How to Identify Suwannee Bass
The Suwannee bass is another stream loving variety that can be found in northern Florida and southern Georgia, often running the shorelines in search of food. They prefer faster running water and exhibit beautiful coloring.
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How to Identify Guadalupe Bass
“The Texas Brook Trout!” This stream loving bass has such a strong tendency to feed on insects that fly fisherman love it – but they can also be taken on baitfish imitators and crayfish type lures as well.
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How to Identify Rare Black Bass
Bartram’s Bass, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Choctaw and Altamaha – are these really different kinds of black bass, and if so… where can we find them?
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