Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
The spotted bass gets its name from the numerous dark spots that cover the lower side of its greenish, slender body, below a dark lateral line. Spotted bass have a sandpaper-like tooth patch on the tongue that largemouth’s lack and the rear of the jaw does not extend behind the eye as it does in largemouth’s.
Scientific Name: Micropterus punctulatus
State Record: 8 lbs. 2 oz.
Image D.Raver (USFWS)