red color of eyes and fins easily separates this species from other
bass. Redeye bass generally are brownish to greenish in color with
vertical bars with light centers along their sides and are bronze-olive
above, dark olive mottling, yellow-white to blue below. Has a prominent
dark spot on the gill cover. Has scales on the base portion of the
soft-rayed dorsal fins, clearly connected first and second dorsal fins,
and an upper jaw bone that does not extend beyond the eyes.
bass are found in North America in the Alabama, Savannah, Coosa,
Chattahoochee, and Warrior River systems in Georgia and Alabama, and in
southeastern Tennessee (Conasauga drainage).
Sources: http://myfwc.com/WILDLIFEHABITATS/Freshwaterfish_RedeyeBass.htm and http://www.gofishn.com/content/redeye-bass#