Smallmouth Bass

Tennessee State Fish 2


Smallmouth bass

Smallmouth bass; photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography (all rights reserved; used by permission). 

Smallmouth Bass - Tennessee State Sport Fish

Tennessee designated the smallmouth bass as the official state game fish in 2005 (replacing largemouth bass adopted in 1988).

Tennessee also recognizes the channel catfish as the official state commercial fish.