Spotted bass are similar to largemouth bass, but unlike the
largemouth, the spotted bass has scales on the base portion of the
second dorsal fin; their first and second dorsal fins are clearly
connected, and its upper jaw does not extend past the eye.
They prefer small to medium streams and rivers with clear,
slow-moving water, and gravel or rock bottoms. Seldom found in
natural lakes, and they do not enter brackish water.
Grow slower than largemouth bass and do not attain as large a
size as other black bass.
3.75 lbs. Big Catch: 16 inches or 2 lbs.
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Strong fighters when caught on light tackle. Popular lures and baits include jigs, crankbaits, spinners, small plastic worms and crayfish.
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