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that my friend would be the infamous Kentucky Spotted Bass.

They are a member of the black bass family if I am not mistaken and they will give you a much better fight than a largemouth.

Similar in aggressiveness to a smally.

Just an aside, they have made a new hybrid, or so I have heard, from a spot and a smally mated.

Call it a meanmouth or something like that.

Hope this answers your question tho bro.

Cyas,

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that my friend would be the infamous Kentucky Spotted Bass.

They are a member of the black bass family if I am not mistaken and they will give you a much better fight than a largemouth.

Similar in aggressiveness to a smally.

Just an aside, they have made a new hybrid, or so I have heard, from a spot and a smally mated.

Call it a meanmouth or something like that.

Hope this answers your question tho bro.

Cyas,

yeah it does, thanks a alot!

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It's a spotted bass or a Suwanee bass as they call it in GA. Smaller and feistier.

We have both kentucky spotted bass and suwanee bass in Georgia, but they are two different species. We also have shoal bass and redeye bass in addition to our largemouth and smallmouth bass. All are different species.

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It's a spotted bass or a Suwanee bass as they call it in GA. Smaller and feistier.

We have both kentucky spotted bass and suwanee bass in Georgia, but they are two different species. We also have shoal bass and redeye bass in addition to our largemouth and smallmouth bass. All are different species.

Not to be confused with the Alabama spotted bass.

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Kentucks, some people love them, some people hate them, and others don't care. I say if it will bite my bate and fight like the devil to get off the hook, bring it on.

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Ok, Im gonna get on my biology stool again here for a second.

This takes a bit of understanding of the taxonomic ladder so if you dont know the difference between a family, genus, species and sub species it might not make sense.

All fish species having the genus Micropterus are considered to be black bass, and of course the term black bass is sort of a collective slang (I hate when people refer to largemouth as black bass, or they say I caught a few blacks yesterday.  Um ok, so which kind?).

Spotted bass are of the genus Micropterus, the species being punctulatus.  This species has three subspecies:  northern (M.p. punctulatus), Alabama (M.p. henshalli), and Wichita (M.p. wichitae).  So if you are paying attention youll note the first part of the scientific name denotes the genus, the second denotes species, and the third denotes sub-species.  Just in front of the genus would be family, which of course is Centrarchidae for all members of the genus Micropterus.

Most fisherman use local slang to describe a fish to species.  For example, a rock fish in Maryland is a striper but in California its one of about 70 species that live in rocks in the ocean.  Thus, local slang can be confusing and many times its tough to tell exactly what species somebody is talking about when they are using local slang.

That brings us to Kentucky spotted bass.  To my knowledge there is no such species recognized scientifically as a Kentucky spotted bass.  "Kentucky" is local slang for one of the three sub-species of spotted bass.  If I was a betting man I would say its slang for the Alabama spotted bass.  Either way a Kentucky is a spotted bass.

Suwanee bass is a separate species.

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the easist way to tell a kentucy/spotted bass is to feel the tounge. if it has a rough patch, its a kentucky. if its smooth its a lm.

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some one please tell me what it means when a bass fisherman refers to a bass as a "kentucky". is it a different species? or just some nick name?

It's just a normal LMB that breeds with it's sister ;)

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Black bass

Micropterus (Lacépède, 1802), is a genus of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes.

Species

M. cataractae - shoal bass

M. coosae - redeye bass

M. dolomieu - smallmouth bass

M. notius - Suwannee bass

M. punctulatus - spotted bass

M. salmoides - largemouth bass

M. treculii - Guadalupe bass

It has now been determined that the "Spotted Bass" found in the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers, and their lakes, are a new species, now known as the "Alabama Bass".

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the easiest way to tell a kentucky/spotted bass is to feel the tongue. if it has a rough patch, its a kentucky. if its smooth its a lm.

Not always true.

Some Largemouth have a tooth patch on the tongue also.

Kelley

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It's just a normal LMB that breeds with it's sister ;)

LOL

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