Texas and has named the Guadalupe bass the official state fish as it only resides in the Lone Star State. Coloration is generally green. This species does not have vertical bars like smallmouth bass, its jaw doesn’t extend beyond the eyes as in largemouth bass, and coloration extends much lower on the body than in spotted bass. Guadalupe bass have adapted to small streams and do not grow to large sizes, although fish exceeding 3.5 pounds have been caught. Spawning begins as early as March. Guadalupe bass prefer flowing water whereas the largemouth bass prefers quiet water.