Bass fishing encompasses all of the fishing associated with the North American gamefish called the black
bass, and are part of the sunfish family. The most common black bass species caught are largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, and guadalupe. Bass fishing is a multi-billion dollar industry, and has been one of the fastest growing and changing sports in the last century. Bass fishing is the most common game fishing, and the top freshwater sport United States. Black bass are found in almost
any source of freshwater, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, ponds, creeks, and streams. Largemouth and Smallmouth bass are the two types of fish that are most common in the bass-fishing world. The distinction between the two is that the back of the mouth of the former extends past the eye, whereas the latter only goes to the middle of the eye. Largemouth are typically a bigger fish, and tend to make shorter but stronger escape runs when hooked, while Smallmouth are considered to be the hardest fighting and most aggressive black bass. Black bass are able to smell as well as see their prey, and it is important to take this into account when fishing.
Bass Fishing Equipment
Lures: There are six types of fishing lures: spinners, plugs, jigs, spoons, flies, and soft plastics.
Spinner type lures consist of a shaft, split rings, a hook, a blade, a clevis, and a weight, and work in all types of water. The most important part of the spinner is the metal blade, which creates a flash as light bounces off it and attracts all types of fish.