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The Guadalupe Bass

Guadalupe Bass


  • State Fish of Texas (named by the Legislature in 1980)
  • Central Texas is only place this fish is found in the world/li>
  • Looks very similar to spotted bass but is genetically distinct, thus making it a separate species
  • Evolved in Hill Country springs.

State Parks to Visit

Guadalupe River State Park, Garner State Park, Inks Lake State Park, Colorado Bend State Park and other state parks with rivers or lakes in the Edwards Plateau region of central Texas are good spots to catch Guadalupe Bass. This is an excellent sport fish as it has good fighting characteristics and takes artificial lures well.

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