So … what’s so bad about a fast-growing, aggressive strain of bass that’s easy to catch? Sounds like an angler’s dream, doesn’t it? In several nearby states, that dream has become a nightmare, one that might someday haunt anglers in West Virginia. The nightmare’s name? Alabama bass.
It’s a species of black bass native to the Mobile Bay watershed in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. Before modern genetic testing proved differently in 2010, Alabama bass were thought to be a subspecies of the Kentucky spotted bass, which look a lot like largemouth bass but are usually smaller.
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