1 - 11 pounds
20" - 25"
The Spotted Bass, also called Spotty or Kentucky Bass, is a popular game fish in the Centrarchidae family. It is a cylinder-shaped fish with its lower sides of its body having characteristic dark spots in rows. The color of the body can vary from light green to light brown. The Spotted Bass is frequently confused with the Largemouth Bass. Several key features distinguish them: jaw length, cheek scales, the dorsal fin, the tongue, and belly markers. Here are the differences in detail:
Other differences you may notice are:
Largemouth Bass are generally larger than Spotted Bass.
Largemouth Bass tend to jump and rush to the top of the water when hooked, while spotted Bass will dive deep and behave more like a Smallmouth Bass on the line.
Spotted Bass tend to school more than Largemouth Bass.
Spotted Bass primarily gravitate to structures while you will find the Largemouth Bass in cover.
Spotted Bass Spawning
Spotted Bass reaches maturity in their first year. Rock and gravel bottom are preferable spawning spots for them, with the temperature of water range from 57 to 74 F. Males guard eggs laid by females for four weeks.
Spotted Bass can reach 25 inches in length and 7 pounds in weight.
The males keep guarding the fry even after hatching.
They tend to group in schools, unlike other Bass species.
Spotted Bass is a carnivorous f