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bass, smallmouth
(Micropterus dolomieu)


1802; CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also call black bass The smallmouth bass is native to the eastern half of the U.S.A. and southeastern Canada from Manitoba and Quebec south to the Tennessee River system in Alabama and west to eastern Oklahoma. It has been widely transplanted so that today it occurs in almost every state and many other countries. It is not as widespread as the largemouth bass, (Micropterus salmoides). The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family Centrarchidae, attaining a weight of almost 12 lb (5.45 kg). Only the largemouth bass, which reaches a weight...Read More
Record Details
AnglerDavid Hayes
Weight of Fish 5.41 kg (11 lbs 15 oz)
Length of Fish cm ( in)
Girth of Fish cm ( in)
Location of CatchDale Hollow Lake
Date of Catch7/9/1955
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Species Location Dale Hollow Lake, United States