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Big Book of Bass: Strategies for Catching Largemouth and Smallmouth (The Freshwater Angler) [Kindle Edition]

Steve Hauge
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Book Description

The bible of bass fishing


Ounce for ounce, no North American gamefish offers more excitement for anglers than bass. Any angler who has landed a feisty, ferocious two-pounder after 30 minutes of play remains hooked for life. No wonder 19.5 million anglers regularly fish for bass in the U.S, Canada, and central America. Bass fishing is now so popular that bass-catching tournaments have become a leading spectator sport across the continent, with top bass fishermen rivaling NASCAR drivers in the loyalty of their followers.


With this impressive collection of up-to-date information, novice as well as experienced anglers will learn everything they need to know to catch both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Readers will find in-depth coverage of bass biology and behavior, with clear, concise text and more than 1,000 step-by-step photos. And the book shows the very latest innovations in lures and tackle suitable for catching trophy bass.


Sections include:

• Information on bass biology & habitat tips

• Complete presentation of equipment—rods, reels, lines, boats

• Techniques for soft plastics, jigging, plugs, spinnerbaits

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Steve Hauge

Product Details

  • File Size: 11547 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1589234073
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing international (December 15, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q3QROK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #397,018 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Book of Bass is aptly named. September 19, 2012
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This book is an encyclopedic tome (400 pages worth) for those targeting largemouth and smallmouth bass anywhere in the country. Section 1 is devoted to the largemouth and Section 2 to the smallmouth bass. The two sections parallel each other in content with focus on one species or the other. Overall the book provides comprehensive descriptions of bass biology, spawning behavior and habitat requirements. It then delves into seasonal movements in various habitats for example: rivers & backwaters; small streams; ponds; reservoirs, etc. Then equipment is covered including soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, boats, rods & reels, and much more; followed by a chapter on fishing techniques under various conditions i.e., weeds, structure, flooded timber, weather fronts, etc. Techniques are given in exquisite detail. Example from page 338: "To locate bass in a weedbed, start at the downwind edge of the cover and move slowly into the wind. Then flip the jig into any opening in the milfoil...keep your line as vertical as possible...."

The book is full of beautiful color photographs showing various habitat types, underwater shots of fish behavior and equipment. In fact, it would make a handsome coffee table book. All in all it is a wonderful read. No matter what level of expertise you may have you will gain valuable insights about these two great sport fish.

I also have Keith A. Jones' book Knowing BASS and I worried whether the content would have significant overlap. However, it does not. Knowing Bass emphasizes bass physiology, sensory perception, and experiments testing the reaction of bass to various fishing lures. Most of the experiments take place under the controlled conditions of a fish tank. On the other hand, The Big Book focuses on habitat and natural conditions as determinants of fishing technique and lures. Actually, each is complementary to the other and together they make a perfect whole.
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4.0 out of 5 stars my husband loved it! December 5, 2012
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My husband found this book informative and interesting. He enjoy reading books about how to fish even though he has been fishing since he was a small child.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great reference March 19, 2014
By chaos
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This provides powerful information for beginners and a reference for fishermen at all levels. Great discussion of large and smallmouth bass
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