Black bass are native to North America. They have adapted to lots of unique habitats across the country and include the most popular sport fishes in the United States. Now, scientists consider 19 distinctly different species or species-like variants. Sometimes the differences are obvious, but many times they are not. Maryland anglers can catch largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. More difficult to detect, Florida bass hybrids were stocked to eastern shore rivers for a short period of time in the 1990's and their genetics likely still persist.
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