Largemouth Bass

The Official “Alabama State Freshwater Fish” Other names: bigmouth bass, bucketmouth bass, openmouth bass, hog, hawg, lineside, bigmouth trout, green trout, pond trout, lake trout, chub, greenbass, Oswego bass, and Welshman¹ Characteristics: The largemouth bass is a heavy-bodied fish with … Continue reading

Redeye Bass

The redeye bass is an excellent game fish, especially when taken on ultralight spinning tackle or a fly rod. Other Names: Coosa bass, Chiploa bass Characteristics: The redeye or Coosa bass is an elongate, slender fish with a large mouth … Continue reading

Spotted Bass

These scrappy little fish with bright orange eyes love rocky shorelines and coves. Although they rarely exceed three or four pounds, spots will put up a fight just like a little largemouth. Other Names: Kentucky bass, linesides1, spots, and Alabama … Continue reading

White Bass

The spring spawning run is an ideal time to catch big white bass. Other Names: stripe, striped bass, sand bass, barfish, rockfish, gray bass, and silver bass¹ Characteristics: At first glance, white bass resemble small striped bass with faint lateral … Continue reading

Striped Bass

In Alabama, striped bass angling is best during cool months and in tailwaters of locks and dams and also in Lewis Smith and Logan Martin Lakes. Favorite baits include live gizzard shad, white or yellow jigs, and spoon lures. Other … Continue reading

Hybrid Bass

Winters in Alabama are mild and make it an excellent time to fish for hybrid bass, which are more active this time of year than many other game fish. Characteristics: The palmetto bass, also called hybrid bass, is not a … Continue reading

Yellow Bass

Other Names: barfish, brassy bass, stripe, striped bass, streaker, sand bass, rockfish, and striped jack¹ Characteristics: The yellow bass is named for its characteristic yellowish gold body and eye. The tongue lacks the distinctive tooth patch found on other members … Continue reading