Summer Fishing

How to tell a Spotted Bass From a Largemouth

Fishing on Kentucky lake, we were catching all 3 main species of bass.  It’s important to know the differences between species so you can legally keep the fish or return it to the lake depending on the states regulations.  You want to look for 3 main things that are different than largemouth.

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1. Jawline – the jawline should not exceed passed the fishes eye

2. Broken lines or spots below the lateral line similar to a striped bass

3. A toothy patch on the tongue that feels similar to a fine grit sand paper