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Georgia Grand Slam Bass Update

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While subspecies of black bass are not trout, the state of Georgia is doing a good job of promoting this resource the statewide Bass Slam. Many of the subspecies recognized by the program are stream dwellers, sorta like kissing cousins of trout. The following species qualify for the Grand Slam recognition.

Bartram's

Chattahoochee

Suwannee

Shoal

Altamaha

Tallapoosa

Smallmouth

Redeye

Largemouth

Spotted

Due to their similarities, largemouth bass and Florida largemouth bass will be considered the same species.
**Alabama bass and Kentucky bass will be considered the same species—these two are commonly known as spotted bass. These bass are similar in physical appearance and often hybridize, producing intergrades that can only be distinguished through genetic analysis.

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Successful “Slam” Anglers

2018 Georgia Bass Slam Anglers:

David Hampton (5 species caught): Bartram's, Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted

Brandon Myers (5 species caught): Largemouth, Redeye, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted

Alex Weissman (6 species caught): Bartram's, Largemouth, Redeye, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted

John Eve (8 species caught): Altamaha, Bartram's, Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Redeye, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted

Carl Garofalo (5 species caught): Bartram's, Largemouth, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted

Sam Boswell (6 species caught): Bartram's, Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted

Andrew Savage (5 species caught): Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Redeye, Shoal, Spotted

Rhonda Phillips (6 species caught): Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Redeye, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted, Tallapoosa

Mike Mooney (5 species caught): Bartram's, Largemouth, Redeye, Smallmouth, Spotted

Wesley Daniels (7 species caught): Altamaha, Bartram's, Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted

Blake Smith (5 species caught): Bartram's, Chattahoochee, Largemouth, Shoal, Spotted

A plan to make New River Gorge National River a full-fledged national park is gaining momentum in communities surrounding the 72,808-acre tract of canyons, cliffs, whitewater rapids and wooded plateaus.