Guadalupe Bass | Micropterus treculii
The state fish of Texas! Since 1989. This baby is one of around 10(?) bass in America, and is only found in central Texas. Adam and I have collected fish together all over the state, and at least for me, this fish is one of those that when you catch it, you appreciate it. Especially a decent size one like this specimen. This fish is special for many reasons, among them is that its only found in Texas, and its in danger of being bred out by the native spotted (Micropterus punctulatus) and large mouth (Micropterus salmoides) basses as well as the invasive small mouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Texas Parks and Wildlife department list it as a State Threatened fish.
I think the Guadalupe Bass should be the grand prize of any freshwater fisherman in Texas. I’ve got a good friend with a fly fishing blog specializing in central Texas fishing, he has many maps and posts about catching this special fish. Check him out at diefische.
We hope you like our Gyotaku of the Guadalupe Bass. Notice the detail of the scales behind the eye, good stuff. This is our only one for the G.bass so far, and we’re determined to do some more with other specimens once they’re caught. We still need to get an open mouth bass print! But that will probably be reserved for the large mouth….which is also still to come.