The Guadalupe Bass became the State Fish of Texas in 1989, and rightfully so. So without further ado, here is the one I have been waiting to write; here is Texas Freshwater Fly Fishing's Fish Spotlight on our endemic black bass, our Hill Country Emerald (I'm hoping to coin this term), the Guadalupe Bass.
Fish Spotlight: Guadalupe Bass
|Typical Guadalupe Bass color pattern|
Photo courtesy James Reese
|Photo courtesy of Eric Porter|
Diet and Behavior
|Guads are perfectly adapted to life in the gravel bottom rivers of the Texas Hill Country|
Photo courtesy William Herring
|Photo courtesy Benjamin Felan|
A Species of Greatest Conservation Need
|Photo courtesy of Odom Wu|
|Photo courtesy Chris Fleury|
What is Being Done?
|Mostly genetic Smallmouth Bass from near the confluence of the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers circa 2009|
Photo courtesy of Pat Kellner
|Photo courtesy of Marco Escamilla|