Fish Identification

Suwannee bass

A heavy-bodied bass seldom exceeding 12 inches long. A mature Suwannee bass has bright turquoise, blue coloring on the cheeks, breast, and ventral parts. The upper jaw does not extend beyond the eye. A pattern of dark vertical blotches occurs along the lateral line. There is generally a distinct dark blotch where the lateral line meets the tail fin.

Scientific Name:  Micropterus notius

State Record: 3 lbs. 9 oz.

Image D.Raver (USFWS)






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