Why this site?
In many parts of the US, spotted bass are pesky, aggressive little things that won’t seem to leave you alone on tournament day. They rarely grow over 2 lbs, multiply by the millions, and, since they don’t get along with the favored behemoth largemouth, are a bit of an annoyance for many anglers.
Oddly enough, in some places the spots grow bigger. Waaay bigger. Big enough to eat their smaller counter parts. In 2010, the scientific community officially recognized the larger variants as a separate species of spotted bass. The larger variety, reaching over 9 lbs., is now known as the Alabama Spotted, or “Coosa” spotted bass. The smaller, more commonly found species is known as the Kentucky, or Northern Spotted Bass.
Why dedicate a web site to these guys? ---talk to the men and women that chase these things and they’ll tell you the spotted bass just might be scrappiest, meanest, toughest fighter of the black bass family. But don’t think you’re going to fill a livewell on the first trip; they aren’t easy to catch. That’s where the web site comes in.
Big Georgia Spots is an internet magazine dedicated to the information you need and want to know about getting the most out of your next fish hunt.
Who are you?
We are area fishermen that either are now or have previously worked in the recreational fishing industry. Spots aren’t like largemouth: they are usually deeper, further off shore, and away from visible cover. They have different preferences for lures than other species of black bass, and they have different seasonal patterns than largemouth or smallmouth. We have studied these things in painful detail, talking through observations, listening to others, experimenting with lures, drawing conclusions….This knowledge has to be good for something, right?
Can I book a trip with you?
There is probably no better way to learn about spotted bass fishing, and no better way to have a chance at a truly huge spot, than to book a trip with a professional guide. Cpt. Louie Bartenfield is our preferred guide, you will see him all over this site. His home lake is Carter’s Lake in north Georgia---if it’s a long drive (flight?) from where you are, trust us, book him. You won’t be disappointed. His bio page site may be found here.