Why is the spotted bass Kentucky State Fish?

Why is the spotted bass Kentucky State Fish?

The spotted bass was chosen as the state gamefish because of its abundance in the Ohio River, and tributaries to the south, which arise, or flow through the state. Present in all of the state’s river drainages, the spotted bass is common in the streams of northeastern Kentucky.

What is the difference between a spotted bass and a largemouth bass?

The dorsal fin on a Spotted Bass is clearly connected, with a gentle slope. On a Largemouth, the dorsal fin is separate, or nearly separate. This is probably the most significant distinction between the two species. The side of a Spotted Bass usually has a dark, spotted lateral line.

What is every state’s state fish?


State Fish Year
California Golden trout (fresh water) 1947
Garibaldi (salt water) 1995
Colorado Greenback cutthroat trout 1994
Connecticut American shad 2003

Do all states have a state fish?

Official State Fish Designations of the 50 US States Lungfish gulp air. Of course four states have no official state fish at all: Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, and Ohio. Iowa has an un-official state fish.

What state has the best fish?

Alaska. With some of the most impressive species of fish and the grandest sights you can find on the planet, Alaska is an absolute perfect location for anyone who is passionate about angling.

What is the most popular fish in America?

10 Most Popular Fish Make Up 90% of Volume

Shrimp 4.0 Shrimp
Canned Tuna 2.7 Canned Tuna
Salmon 1.999 Salmon
Tilapia 1.450 Alaska Pollock
Alaska Pollock 1.192 Tilapia

Which state eats the most seafood?

#1 California. From San Diego in the south to Crescent City up north, all 840 miles of California’s coastline are home to a truly astounding array of seafood.

What is the longest bass ever caught?

Official Largemouth World Record: George Perry’s Undefeated Bass. On June 2nd, 1932, George Perry caught the current world record bass out of Lake Montgomery, an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River in southern Georgia. The fish (the whopper) weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces.

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