In the hill country we catch Texas brook trout - endemic Guadalupe bass, which occupy the same niche in our limestone creeks as trout do in coldwater
A-strain endemic bass in Cibolo headwaters
15 inches is a lunker endemic bass, but sometimes...
working west, there are some good largemouth - not native, but wild from stock tank overflow - this one, 28" (sight-fished), but eating nickel-sized crayfish and dime-sized minnows in the river, no more than 9 lbs - it would be twice that weight in a reservoir eating shad
The bluegill were sure shy in that hole