Recent flooding has impacted state parks across Texas. Status of Parks - Videos, Photos, News

2014 - 2015
The 2015-2016 hunting season dates are now available. Download a PDF »

Bass Identification

Smallmouth Bass

smallmouth3.jpg
Smallmouth Bass
  • A: Vertical barring along the sides.
  • B: Jaw does not extend beyond the back margin of the eye when mouth is closed.
  • C: Brownish-green color; white belly area does not extend high on the sides.
  • Smallmouth Bass Species Details

Guadalupe and Spotted Bass

gdspotbass3.jpg
Guadalupe and Spotted Bass

Largemouth Bass

largemouth3.jpg
Largemouth Bass

Yellow Bass

yellowbass.jpg
Yellow Bass
  • A: Stripes distinct, broken above anal fin
  • B: Color - silvery yellow
  • C: Dorsal fins joined
  • D: Does not have a tooth patch near the midline towards the back of the tongue
  • Yellow Bass Species Details

White Bass

whitebass.jpg
White Bass
  • A: Stripes faint, only one extends to tail
  • B: Body deep, more than 1/3 length
  • C: Has one tooth patch near the midline towards the back of the tongue
  • White Bass Species Details

Striped Bass

stripedbass.jpg
Striped Bass
  • A: Stripes distinct, several extend to tail
  • B: Body slender, less than 1/3 length
  • C: Has two, distinct tooth patches near the midline towards the back of the tongue
  • Striped Bass Species Details

Hybrid Striped Bass

hybridstriper.jpg
Hybrid Striped Bass

Also known as Palmetto or Sunshine bass

Note: For hybrids, all characteristics should be considered in combination, as characteristics in individual fish may vary.

  • A: Stripes distinct, usually broken, several extend to tail
  • B: Body deep, more than 1/3 length
  • C: Has two tooth patches near the midline towards the back of the tongue. Tooth patches may be distinct or close together.

Back to Top
Back to Top