Bass, spotted (Micropterus punctulatus)

(Rafinesque, 1819); CENTRARCHIDAE FAMILY; also called Kentucky bass, Kentucky spotted bass, northern spotted bass, Alabama spotted bass, Wichita spotted bass, black bass
There are three recognized subspecies of the spotted bass: the northern spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus punctulatus), the Alabama spotted bass (Micropterus p. henshalli), and the Wichita spotted bass (Micropterus p. wichitae). Spotted bass can be found throughout the central and lower Mississippi basin to the Gulf of Mexico (from Texas to the Florida panhandle), including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and other... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
2.87 kg (6 lb 5 oz)
Lake Perris, California, USA
17-Mar-1985
M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.34 kg (7 lb 5 oz)
Lake Perris, California, USA
27-Mar-1986
M-03 kg (6 lb)
4.19 kg (9 lb 4 oz)
Lake Perris, California, USA
24-Jan-1987
M-04 kg (8 lb)
4.65 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Pine Flat Lake, California, USA
21-Apr-2001
M-06 kg (12 lb)
4.33 kg (9 lb 9 oz)
Pine Flat Lake, California, USA
12-Oct-1996
M-08 kg (16 lb)
4.17 kg (9 lb 3 oz)
Lake Perris, Riverside, California, USA
19-Mar-1989
M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.68 kg (1 lb 8 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
01-Mar-2016
W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina, USA
09-Mar-2017
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Lake Chatuge, North Carolina, USA
09-Mar-2017
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.76 kg (3 lb 14 oz)
Etowah River, Rome, Georgia, USA
11-Apr-2013
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.60 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Lake Orville, California, USA
15-May-2000
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Coosa River, Alabama, USA
24-Jan-1997
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Lake Sindey Lanier, Cumming, Georgia, USA
24-Apr-2010
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
2.86 kg (6 lb 5 oz)
Logan Martin Lake, Talladega, Alabama, USA
09-Oct-1985
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
1.70 kg (3 lb 12 oz)
Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia, USA
29-Jun-2015
F-Smallfry
1.11 kg (2 lb 7 oz)
Lake Keowee, South Carolina, USA
24-Feb-2013
M-Junior
1.59 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama, USA
12-Apr-2008
M-Smallfry
1.25 kg (2 lb 12 oz)
Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama, USA
25-Aug-2007

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