The spotted bass is similar in appearance to the largemouth bass. Unlike the largemouth, the spotted bass has scales on the base portion of the second dorsal fin; its first and second dorsal fin are clearly connected, and its upper jaw does not extend past the eye. Above the lateral line there are dark markings, and below the lateral line the scales have dark bases that give rise to the linear rows of small spots which are responsible for the common name. Spotted bass grow slower than largemouth bass and they don’t get as big either. As far as fishing for spotted bass, you can catch spotted bass with the same baits that you will use for largemouth bass, however, fishing for spotted bass is way more similar to fishing for smallmouth bass. Use smaller baits, fish deeper and find the rocks. It sounds identical to the tips we would give for smallmouth bass fishing.
Our smallmouth bass fishing section is built out well. Take a look and use the same tips that we provide there to help you do better for spotted bass.
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