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Let's Go Bass Fishing

Aug 17, 2007
When you hear the word Bass, what do you think of? Bass is America's most popular largemouth fish. Bass Fishing can be done from a boat or the shore. Professionals can also do it for recreational purposes for tournaments. The one thing about bass fishing is that you need a lot of equipment for tournaments. The equipment list is as follows; three rods, lines can be anywhere from 10 to 50 pound test, hook lines 1 and 2 should work well, and heavy line should the trick.

What works best to catch the fish? Bait usually solves that problem, but during different times of the day, you should use different types of bait. For example, in the morning time, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits can be used. The result should be fish swirling around the bait. If there is no success then use plastic worms when casting to the same location.

Crankbaits and spinnerbaits will attract the bait from the deep water in the midday sun. However, in the afternoon the best to use is worms, lizards, crawfish, frogs, fish and grubs will all catch the fish.

What exactly is bass? According the web, the bass is defined as the North American fish called Black Bass. The Black Bass includes three categories of fish including Largemouth Bass referred to as Micropterus Salmoides, Smallmouth Bass called Micropterus Dololomieui, and Kentucky Bass called Micrpterus Punctatus. Bass is really part of the sunfish family. Due to its popularity, the Black Bass is the second most sought after game fish in the United States.

Black Bass fish are known as strong fighters and is seen as a challenge to catch. To most who practice the sport recreationally once they catch their first bass fish will come back for more. Black Bass can be found in most lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, streams, creeks and roadside ditches. Largemouth bass are known for their overall size and resistance when being hooked. While, Smallmouth Bass usually jump up and fight more aggressively on the surface when being hooked.

Bass Fishing has become a popular sport in the United States. The two major competitions for bass fishing are known as Bass master Tournament Trail, this includes 12 events for which 50 anglers compete. The grand prize is $500,000. The second competition is called Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the grand prize; the grand prize is $1,000,000.

Even though bass fishing is a popular sport and what is caught for recreational purposes is usually cooked and served at the dinner table, a lot of fisherman are practicing the catch and release method today.
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