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What bass is native to upper Ocmulgee?


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#1 Phivtoosyx

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:31 AM

What bass is native to upper Ocmulgee above lake jackson?

I know shoal and spotted bass were introduced in the river. I have seen some resources say the red-eye bass is native but other sources contradict that and say they are only native to the coosa drainage. Also, I saw one source say the altmaha bass is native but I see very little about this fish online.

Any information is appreciated.

#2 Phivtoosyx

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

When I say upper Ocmulgee I mean the South River, alcovy, and yellow river drainages. I would assume all of these would have the same native fish but correct me if I am wrong please.

#3 Phivtoosyx

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 10:34 AM

Ocmulgee river in Georgia...sorry if that wasn't clear.

#4 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:35 AM

Its interesting that if you check out the Fishes of Georgia website, they show the Altamaha Bass but the range they show is only downstream of Lake Jackson.
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#5 Phivtoosyx

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:12 PM

Was the altmaha bass formerly grouped together with the red-eye (coosa) before being recognized as a separate species?

#6 Phivtoosyx

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:14 PM

A buddy catches something he calls a red-eye in these waters and it just piqued my curiosity on what exactly it is. I am hoping to get a picture.

#7 Phivtoosyx

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for the site recommendation. It is hard to tell in the map but it does seem to overlap the water he is fishing.

#8 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

yes, if you look at the site, it clearly calls it out as a Redeye split.


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