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Chickamauga Spotted Bass to Also be Recognized as state record

We brought you a story a while back about Shane McKee’s Tennessee state record spotted bass. Well now another Tennessee angler holds a spotted bass record, only this one didn’t erase McKee’s record, but rather both now have record spotted bass in Tennessee. Chris Coleman caught a 6-pound, 1-ounce spotted bass in 2011, that is now being recognized by the TWRA as a northern-strain spotted bass record for the state of Tennessee.

Coleman’s fish is a northern strain and McKee’s appears to be an Alabama strain that was transplanted to Tennessee waters by anglers fishing in other lakes further south.

For more information on this newly recognized spotted bass record and spotted bass classifications in Tennessee, see the story here in