Black Bass Conservation
There are five species of black bass inhabiting Florida's fresh waters. Here, you can find information on the lesser known spotted, shoal, Suwannee and Choctaw basses.
The Choctaw bass, which was long mistaken for spotted bass, is found in coastal rivers along the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama.
Do you have questions about black bass species? Read the black basses FAQ for answers.
FWRI biologists work to preserve the genetic purity of Florida’s premier freshwater sport fish.
View photos of black bass research in the state of Florida.