Archive | December, 2010

Florida’s Shoal Bass & Suwannee Bass – Just Where Did These “Smallmouth” Come From?

Florida’s Shoal Bass & Suwannee Bass – Just Where Did These “Smallmouth” Come From?

Author: “Ocklawahaman” Paul Nosca with the assistance of Captain Erika Ritter….

A LONG FORGOTTEN FACT! In 1930 the Chipola and Suwannee rivers of Florida were stocked with “government bass” by our ancient “Department of Game and Fresh Water Fish”. These “government bass” were obtained from a Federal hatchery. In 1992 “Ocklawahaman” found an account of this long-ago fish stocking while examining the State of Florida library archives in Tallahassee for interesting outdoors stuff–and photocopied it. More about these “government bass” later on and you will be able to read the report published in 1931 by the then named “Florida Department of Game and Fresh Water Fish”. Continue Reading

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