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See also: Sea Bass; Striped Bass Article


There are over 400 species of freshwater and saltwater bass.

Giant sea bass also called jewfish, have been recorded with weights of up to 800 pounds.

Sea Bass (Jewfish)

The Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) was designated as the Official Saltwater Fish of Virginia in 2011.

New York designated the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) as its Official State Marine or Salt Water Fish in 2006.

The Small-Mouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) was designated as the Official Sport Fish of Tennessee in 2005.

Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) was designated as the Official Fish of Rhode Island in 2000.

New Hampshire designated the Striped Bass (Roccus saxatilis) as its State Saltwater Game Fish in 1994.

The Guadalupe Bass (Micropterus treculi) was designated as the Official Fish of Texas in 1989.

White Bass, also called Sand Bass (Morone chrysops) was designated as the Official Fish of Oklahoma in 1974.

Mississippi designated the Largemouth or Black Bass (Micropterus salmoides) as its Official State Fish in 1974.

The Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) was designated as the Official Fish of South Carolina in 1972.

The Channel Bass or Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) was designated as the Official Saltwater Fish of North Carolina in 1971.

Maryland designated the Striped Bass or Rockfish (Morone saxatilis) as the Official State fish in 1965

• In 1956 Kentucky designated the Kentucky Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctulatus) as the official state Fish.

• The Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus) is the official state Freshwater Fish of Florida.

• The largemouth bass is the official State Freshwater Fish of Alabama.

• The official state fish of Georgia is the largemouth bass.

Bass is the common name for many varieties of fish in various families. Local names for various bass include black bass, white bass, rock bass, largemouth bass, etc. There are both freshwater and saltwater bass.  They range in size from the 7 foot, 500 pound sea bass, down to species that are no more than 4 inches long.

Largemouth bass have been recorded over 22 pounds and over 32 inches long.

Largemouth bass are considered the most popular gamefish in the U.S.

Striped Bass

The largest recorded striped bass weighed 125 pounds and was caught off the North Carolina coast in 1891.


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