Redeye bass

The upper jaw extends to the back of the eye, which is usually red.

The Redeye bass lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Typical Redeye Bass from a stream in the Coosa River watershed, N. More

The redeye bass is an excellent game fish, especially when taken on ultralight spinning tackle or a fly rod. ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: Hubbs and Bailey described the redeye bass in 1940. More

NOTE: Redeye bass may not exist in Florida. Description - The red color of eyes and fins easily separates this species from other bass. Suwannee and shoal bass also have red eyes but generally have less red on fins. More

The redeye bass is one of the smaller members of the black bass family, but what it lacks in size is more than compensated for by its readiness to smash a fly or spinner and its fighting ability, once hooked. More

redeye bass is a 2 lbs., 11 oz. specimen caught in the Tallapoosa River in 1989 by Winston Baker. This was an exceptional redeye and if you catch one a pound or larger consider yourself to have landed a trophy. More

The redeye bass has been dubbed "the brook trout of the warmwater game fish" since it is comparable in size and gameness to the brook trout and inhabits similar type mountainous streams which are too warm for trout, but too cool for many other warmwater More

Embed this Topic The Redeye bass (Micropterus coosae) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. More

Range - The redeye bass of Alabama and Georgia is so rare in Florida that it is not considered a resident fish and in fact may never have been collected here. More

Redeye bass are most common in small, clear, upland streams with pools, pockets of water near boulders and undercut banks, and summer temperatures near 26-28°C. They are also rarely found in reservoirs. More

Spawning Habits - Redeye bass spawn in coarse gravel at the heads of creek pools in late May to early July. Will not spawn in ponds or lakes. Prefers spawning temperature of 62 to 69 degrees. More

Redeye bass feed mainly on aquatic insects on the surface. They also feed on larval insects, crayfish and fish. Age and Growth The growth rate of redeye bass is slow when compared to other species of black bass. More

Redeye bass can make these captures by either ambush or from just cruising around their home area, both methods utilizing a rapid burst of speed that catches the prey off guard. More

Redeye bass have characteristics common to both spotted and smallmouth bass. Anglers unfamiliar with this beautiful fish might mistake it as a hybrid of those more familiar species. More

Redeye Bass caught by Gordon Freeman fishing in North Carolina on 11/09/09 Fishing report - 1.4 lb. Redeye Bass caught by John a Wright fishing in Virginia on 09/27/09 Fishing report - 0.5 lb. More

Redeye bass, sometimes known as shoal, are notable for their red eyes with a deep bronze back and green or brown bars on the sides. They also have a blue tone underneath but the fish colors can vary according to where the fish is spotted. More

Redeye Bass and Smallmouth Bass in South Carolina. More

Redeye Bass Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Micropterus coosae Other Fish Species Names: Regions Fished: western South Carolina, southwestern North Carolina, and portions of Georgia and Alabama More

5-ounce redeye bass from a "familiar" section of Lake Jocassee in Oconee County where he had fished many times before. Fishing from a boat, Dixon used a Team Daiwa 7-foot medium-heavy rod, a Shimano reel and a 12-pound-test Sigma line. More

Redeye Bass Fishing Tips Link ID38041CategoryRecreation & Sports > FishingDate PublishJul 6, 2007Author Namemaryjane Article TitleRedeye Bass Fishing TipsArticle Full TextRedeye bass, sometimes known as shoal, are notable for their red eyes with a deep bronze back and green or brown bars on the More

Redeye bass can be good eating with white, flaky meat, however, it is better to usually catch and release as they grow very slowly and the chances of ever catching a full grown one would diminish as their numbers would dwindle. More

Redeye bass also have a blue-tone underneath, yet the fish colors vary, depending on where the fish is spotted. Redeye is distinguished for its red eyes. As well, Redeye bass are noted for the greenish or brownish sides that comprise vertical bars. More

considered to be a redeye bass or subspecies of the redeye bass. James Williams and George Burgess published the official description of the new species in Volume 42, No. 2 of the "Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History," which was printed on October 8, 1999. More

Moreover, Redeye bass have gill covers that comprise dark spots, as well as a jaw line that extends near the rear eye. Its lateral bands are similar to that of the smallmouth bass. More

Common names

Black bass in English
Chipola bass in English
Coosa bass in English
Flint River smallmouth in English
Lobina ojicolorada in Spanish (español)
Redeye bass in English
Rødøjet ørredaborre in Danish (dansk)
紅眼黑鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
紅眼黑鱸 in Unknown
红眼黑鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
红眼黑鲈 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Centrarchidae
Genus : Micropterus
Species : Micropterus coosae
Authority : Hubbs and Bailey, 1940