2014 - 2015

Bass Identification

Smallmouth Bass

smallmouth bass
Smallmouth Bass
  • A: Vertical barring along the sides.
  • B: Jaw does not extend beyond the back margin of the eye when mouth is closed.
  • C: Brownish-green color; white belly area does not extend high on the sides.
  • Smallmouth Bass Species Details

Guadalupe and Spotted Bass

Guadalupe and spotted bass
Guadalupe and Spotted Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass
Largemouth Bass

Yellow Bass

Yellow bass
Yellow Bass
  • A: Stripes distinct, broken above anal fin
  • B: Color - silvery yellow
  • C: Dorsal fins joined
  • D: Does not have a tooth patch near the midline towards the back of the tongue
  • Yellow Bass Species Details

White Bass

White bass
White Bass
  • A: Stripes faint, only one extends to tail
  • B: Body deep, more than 1/3 length
  • C: Has one tooth patch near the midline towards the back of the tongue
  • White Bass Species Details

Striped Bass

Striped bass
Striped Bass
  • A: Stripes distinct, several extend to tail
  • B: Body slender, less than 1/3 length
  • C: Has two, distinct tooth patches near the midline towards the back of the tongue
  • Striped Bass Species Details

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid striped bass
Hybrid Striped Bass

Also known as Palmetto or Sunshine bass

Note: For hybrids, all characteristics should be considered in combination, as characteristics in individual fish may vary.

  • A: Stripes distinct, usually broken, several extend to tail
  • B: Body deep, more than 1/3 length
  • C: Has two tooth patches near the midline towards the back of the tongue. Tooth patches may be distinct or close together.

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