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Georgia State Fish (Largemouth Bass)

Photographs and links with information on Georgia’s State Fish - the Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides).

Photo of Largemouth Bass from National Aquarium in Washington D.C. Photo and Narrative Description (FishBase) Photo and narrative description (Texas Parks and Wildlife) Photo and narrative description (Michigan Department of Natural Resources) Photo and narrative description (E-Nature) Narrative Description (University of Michigan)

1970 Joint Resolution Declaring Largemouth Bass as Georgia’s Official State Fish

Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly March 24, 1970 OFFICIAL STATE FISH DESIGNATED. No. 254 (House Resolution No. 623-1257). A Resolution. Designating the largemouth bass as the official State fish; and for other purposes. Whereas, found within this State are some of the most picturesque and splendid fishing waters within the United States; and Whereas, for many years Georgia has been known throughout the world as a “fisherman’s paradise”, affording unparalleled opportunities for those wishing to engage in the fine sport of fishing; and Whereas, there has never been designated for the State of Georgia an official State fish; and Whereas, the world’s largest largemouth bass was taken from the waters of one of Georgia’s streams. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia that the largemouth bass is hereby designated Georgia’s official State fish. Approved March 24, 1970. Source: Ga. Laws 1970, pp. 846-847.
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Photograph of a Female Largemouth Bass in Hoboken, Georgia
Source: Dana Oliver

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Largemouth Bass Stamp
Source: Ed Jackson