Shoal bass

Only described for the first time in 1999, the shoal bass remains poorly understood by ichthyologists.

The Shoal bass lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The shoal bass (Micropterus cataractae) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. One of the black basses, it is native to subtropical waters in Florida and Georgia. It is also found in Alabama. More

shoal bass from "Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin" = SCIENTIFIC NAME: Micropterus cataractae CHARACTERISTICS: The shoal bass and the redeye bass are easily confused, even thought the two have nonoverlapping ranges. More

Join the Shoal Bass Alliance on July 25th to participate in the first annual Spot fry and river cleanup! The goal of the day is to go out and have a good time fishing and keep every spotted bass we catch, since they are a newly introduced More

The shoal bass has scales on the base portion of the soft-rayed dorsal fins, clearly connected first and second dorsal fins, and an upper jaw bone that does not extend beyond the eyes. Subspecies - No known subspecies. More

The Shoal Bass Alliance was officially incorporated on March, 10, 2008 and exists entirely to aid shoal bass and their habitat. The SBA is a non-profit organization that operates on a volunteer basis by its members and officers. More

The shoal bass is found only in a few river drainages in Georgia, east Alabama, and north Florida. Habitat infringement has reduced their range considerably. More

1999, the shoal bass remains poorly understood by ichthyologists. The shoal bass is often confused with the redeye bass, due to its red-tinted eyes. More

Native Shoal Bass: Unique Habitat Conditions Foster a Popular Fishery - by Michelle S. Davis. Photos by Richard T. Bryant. Fly fishing in the rocky shallows is a popular method for catching shoal bass. Photo by Richard T. Bryant. Email richard_T_bryant@mindspring. More

Download printable Shoal Bass Alliance Membership Application If you'd like to make sure your kids and grandkids have an opportunity to catch something like this, then read on... More

and a remnant population of shoal bass making it an ideal location to attempt a restoration of this species," says Regional Fisheries Supervisor Bubba Mauldin. "We hope that this, and future, stockings will provide an additional exciting sport fishing opportunity for metro-Atlanta anglers along this beautiful river. More


The shoal bass occurs in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint river drainages of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. It has been introduced and is now established in the Altamaha River drainages in central Georgia. More

shoal bass because it thrives in the shoals of rivers, Burgess said. More

Range -The shoal bass is common in the Apalachicola, Chipola River where shoals exists. It is also known in the Chattahoochee and Flint river drainages. Habitat - Shoal bass are closely associated with rock shoals and is uncommon in other habitats. More

Shoal bass face many threats including dams, human population sprawl and the introduction of non-native fish species, he said. "Largemouth bass are the primary species for sport fishing in freshwater here in Florida," he said. More

to shoal bass fishing and here's what was said: Q: I've lost count, but you must have caught 30 shoal bass over 4 pounds the last three years. That's amazing. More

Shoal Bass Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Micropterus cataractae Other Fish Species Names: Regions Fished: subtropical waters in Florida and Georgia. More

The Shoal Bass is endemic to the Apalachicola River drainage in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The average 12-18 inches and live in river environments with current and rock. http://www.outdooralabama. More

Harvest of Shoal Bass Prohibited in Alabama Waters = September 01, 2006 Recent fishery surveys in Chattahoochee tributaries of Alabama indicate shoal bass numbers are low and immediate protection is warranted to alleviate any additional mortality. More

Important Microhabitats for Shoal Bass in the Chipola River, FL Micropterus cataractae The shoal bass is an undescribed black bass Micropterus spp. More

Suwannee and shoal bass also have red eyes but generally have less red on fins. Redeye bass generally are brownish to greenish in color with vertical bars with light centers along their sides and are bronze-olive above, dark olive mottling, yellow-white to blue below. More

Ed Lane with Keeper Flint River Shoal BassEd catches a lot of keeper size Flint River shoal bass like this one. Ed Lane with Five Pound Flint River Shoal BassEd catches five pound shoal bass on many of his trips on the Flint River. More

Common names

shoal bass in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Centrarchidae
Genus : Micropterus
Species : Micropterus cataractae
Authority : Williams and Burgess, 1999