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|Updated||October 4, 2013|
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Learn how even you can master the sport of Bass Fishing!
We prefer to get right to the topic and elements of our discussion
– how to find and catch Bass! Basic yet detailed, the text is
written in such a manner, that it can be put to use and work for
you right away, without spending hours reading and wading
through pages of information, you do not need.
Most published works and accomplished authors (many anglers
themselves), depict Bass fishing as the ultimate angling
experience and ‘The Bass’ (predator-hunter itself), as toughminded,
unpredictable, with a strong survival instinct, great
awareness, sensing/sensors, that make them the keen and
effective hunters they are.
These fish benefit from natures’ gifts of powerful sight, hearing,
vast speed, maneuverability and even jumping action moves, that
will have you catch (pardon the pun), your breath… with awe,
excitement and expectation that is! All of this makes it possible
for the Bass to live up to its name and reputation, as one of the
“extremes” of the gaming fish populations and every angler’s
Part of the Percichthyidae family (also sub-classified into the
genus Morone – considered a separate unit or branch (white,
yellow, striped), they are widely distributed in temperate and
tropical waters, sub-species to be found in fresh and saltwater.
There are also the Australian bass (Acquaria novemaculeate),
European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax).
Their food of choice/feed and natural diet includes small fish,
crustaceans, worms and insects – some anglers have also had
great success with live-bait, like eels and even frogs.
Then there are the black bass, collectively referred to and
including our prized target – called by some to be the most
sporting species in North America – the Centrarchidae family.
(Largemouth and smallmouth bass, redeye, spotted, striped,
black bass, Suwannee, Quadalupee).
Artificial baits have proven useful to most anglers. Live baits are
best, but these fish can be tempted, teased and lured to strike
with artificial ones such as spinners, spoons, crank-baits, surface
plugs and plastic worms – more on this a little later. Knowing
which to choose (and WHY), use, switch to in certain conditions,
and how to optimize this art of allure, is a key basic element for
every aspiring or great angler alike.
These fishes are all active predators, warming to natural baits
and artificial lures. Most anglers would suggest spinning or
trolling for freshwater fishing for Bass (larger species) and
spinning or fly-fishing for the smaller species. Saltwater
enthusiasts might also consider surfcasting, trolling or up-tide
Fishing for and catching Bass, in various waters across the globe,
has a proud history and tradition. Most of us are too glad to get
dabbling in and form part of it, whether from boat, shore, rocks
or rocks, rivers, streams, lakes or oceans. We like to tell our
mighty tales and contemplate how to change and modify, adapt
and or create new techniques, approaches to hook smallmouth,
large-mouth, speckled, spotted, striped and black bass. To each
his own. You pick your favorite.
Knowing how to tell a smallmouth from a large-mouth bass,
striped from spotted and so on, is a very basic skill most anglers
master quickly. Looking specifically at size and physical features
are good places to start. Train your eye to ‘spot the differences’,
so to speak.
They differ in size, markings and dorsal fins for example. Their
upper jaws are different in length and their dorsal fins are not the
same. The large-mouth has a spiny dorsal fin, highest in the
middle portion, with almost a distinct ‘break’, right before the
second set of dorsal fins start. For our friends the small mouth
bass, these fins are flatter, first and second are connected, with
distinct scales at the base of the second set of dorsal fins.