I’m working on the bass slam and i need some help identifying this bass species. I caught this bass in the West Fork of the Chatooga River near Pine Mountain, GA. I was fishing for a Bartram Bass. Thanks for the help.
Was in the prize package when I won the bass slam last year,only two of those pictures have been made,one hangs in the commissioners office and the other in my house.When they had the picture designed they wanted them to be as realistic as possible.Good luck on getting your slam this year!!!
They are spotted bass in Lake Tugalo but doubt they are up that far north. So this is more likely a pure Bartram's. He is just a lighter color because of where he was swimming. If you were to put him in an aerated cooler for a bit he would have darkened right up. Then you would see those true bartram's colors.
"The fish in Tugalo are Alabama bass not spotted (Kentucky) bass"
You are right. We all need to start calling these two fish by their right names. I don't like the fact DNR refused to separate them especially in the bass slam. IFG has already established records for both fish. FLW ans BASS should lead the way on this as well.
It’s a Bartrams bass. The Chattooga is full of them. I have caught the. Bass slam this year and I caught mine from a tributary of the Chatooga and caught a nice one last week from the Chatooga watershed.