Kentucky State Fish - Kentucky Spotted Bass
Kentucky State Fish

Kentucky Spotted Bass

The Kentucky Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctulatus) holds the distinguished honor of being the official state fish of Kentucky. Known for its distinctive appearance marked by rows of dark spots along its scales, this freshwater species is highly regarded among anglers for its strong fight and sportfishing appeal. Inhabiting the rivers and lakes of the Bluegrass State, the Kentucky Spotted Bass serves as both a symbol of the region's rich natural resources and a testament to the state's enduring passion for outdoor recreation and aquatic conservation.

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