I have been wanting to catch one of the "other" Black Bass for a while now, essentially something other than a Smallmouth or Largemouth. Unfortunately, most of them are only found relatively far south, many hours away from my home in Montreal. My first opportunity arose on my recent road trip down to Florida. We made very good time on the drive south and had an extra half-day to target Suwanee Bass in the drainage with the same name. The spot we stopped at had beautiful clear water, and it didn't take long before we started seeing them swim around! I got lucky, and within 30 minutes or so of fishing a light worm rig, I had one take the bait and I quickly pulled him out of the water :) I also caught my lifer Redear Sunfish at the same spot, a species I was not expecting to catch on this trip! Both were caught on very basic gear; 4lb mono with a small split shot and size 14 hook baited with a small piece of worm.