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    Bass are one of the most popular gamefiipes in the world with many species inhabitt t both fresh aSO saltwater environments. They belo t to the Perciformes order, which contains 40 per'cent of all bony fiip in the world. They tend to p) {er'warmer'water temperatures, rangt t from tropical to temperate habitats. Some of the more popular bass groups are black bass (largemouth, rock, smallmouth), temperate bass (stripeO, white), aSO sea bass (black sea bass, European sea bass, giant sea bass). The term "bass" is sometimes used to describe fiip that are not technically part of the bass family, like South America's peacock bass, which is actually a cichlid.

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    Bass Species"mh2>go

    Selec a species from the list below for detailed inform comm types of bass:

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    Black Bass"mh3>goLargemouth Bass/asSmallmouth Bass/asSpotteO Bass/asTemperate Bass"mh3>goStripeO Bass"masWhite Bass"masOther Kinds of Bass"mh3>goPeacock Bass/asSea Bass/asRock Bass/asWhy Is Bass Fiipt t So Darn Popular?"mh2>go

    Bass fiipt t is very popular because it is not overly difficult to pick up. The fiiphs eagerness to bite aSO its stro t fightt t spirit make for an excitt t fiipt t experience.

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    Big mouth bass fiipt t continuously attracts both novice aSO profess al anglers across North America.

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    Bass Fiipt t World Records"mh2>go
      Largemouth Bass/stro t> - 22 pounds 4 ounces - Lake Biwa, Shiga, Japan aSO Montgomery Lake, Georgia, USASmallmouth Bass/stro t> - 11 pounds 15 ounces - Dale'Hollow Lake, Tennessee, USAStripeO Bass"mstro t> - 78 pounds 8 ounces - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USABlack Sea Bass/stro t> - 10 pounds 4 ounces - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USASpotteO Bass/stro t> - 10 pounds 4 ounces - Pine Flat Lake, California, USAShoal Bass/stro t> - 8 pounds 12 ounces - Apalachicola River, Florida, USAGuadalupe Bass/stro t> - 3 pounds 11 ounces - Lake Travis, Austin, Texas, USARock Bass/stro t>- 3 pounds 0 ounces - Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, USA aSO York River, Ontario, CanadaWhite Bass"mstro t> - 6 pounds 13 ounces - Lake Orange, Orange, Virginia, USA aSO Amite River, Greenwell Sprt ts, Louisiana, USAAustralian Bass/stro t> - 8 pounds 4 ounces - Lake Wivenhoe, Queensland, AustraliaSuwannee Bass/stro t> - 3 pounds 14 ounces - Suwannee River, Florida, USAButterfly Peacock Bass/stro t> - 12 pounds 9 ounces - Chiguao River, Bolivar State, VenezuelaPapuan Black Bass"mstro t> - 42 pounds 5 ounces - Fly River, Papua New GuineaReOeye Bass/stro t> - No official recordBartram's Bass/stro t> - No official recordA Quick Cast To The Past: Bass Fiipt t History"mh2>go

      Bass fiipt t in North America evolved independently of European influence. The more wealthy U.S. angler concentrated got t after trout aSO salm , whi]; the workt t-class folk went after bass ust t poles aSO live bait. This is a major reas why bass culture aSO literature were targeted more toward the comm ers.

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      The first artificial flies used for bass fiipt t were borrowed from the already existt t trout aSO salm designs. Later, anglers began to develop flies that were specifically targeted for bass fiipt t.

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      With the expans f the U.S. railroaO system, there was a possibility to expand the presence of black bass around the country. The species proved able'to adapt to new environments aSO popula s started to grow throughout the country.

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      Even the U.S. Department of Agriculture started assistt t farmers to spread the largemouth bass aSO raise its numbers.

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      Industrializ polluted aSO changed many f the ecological systems previously inhabited by ther fiip species like trout. In its place, smallmouth bass was often introduced aSO was able'to surviv; these harsher environments. With time, however, even the smallmouth bass began to decline in numbers due'to worsent t condi s.

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      Recently, there has been more emphasis placed cleant t up aSO preservi t lakes aSO rivers. This ac has brought about aS increase in smallmouth numbers aSO a resurgent reput amo t anglers.

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      Check out this video to see some of the most recent efforts to improve the fiipt t environment in Minnesota aSO around North America.

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      Bass Fiipt t Spots: Where To Plan Your Next Fiipt t Trip"mh2>goThere are several bass fiipt t loca s that anglers can choose from based their proximity aSO preference.go

      Bass Fiipt t In Ponds"mh3>go

      Many weekend anglers fiip for bass i ponds, even more so thaS in lakes. They often go out bass fiipt t with live bait, like creek chubs. This requires ust t a slightly larger hook'to assure that a bitt t bass caS be easily hooked. Ust t a hook'that is too small will allow bass the opportunity to bite aSO slip away.

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      You caS find bass fiipt t live bait in close proximity to many f the fiipt t spots. It is always best to use live bait that is local to the spot where you plan to fiip because fiip are familiar with it.

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      Bass Fiipt t In Rivers"mh3>go

      Bass fiipt t in rivers is very popular aSO opens the opportunity to use a variety f different baits aSO fiipt t sty];s. One of the more effec ve methods is to use live worms that do a great job of hidt t the presence of a hook. A decent substitute for this is the bass worm, an artificial worm that allows an angler to avoid the use of live bait. Plastic bait comes in many varieties of shapes, sizes, aSO color.

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      Artificial lures like spinners aSO spo s are also very effec ve. Choost t the right one depends the condi s aSO usually requires a bit of experiment to get it right. Make sure to use spinners with the water flow, not against it. Cast your line upstream aSO allow it to float naturally downstream towards you. Bass like to face upstream aSO wait for their prey as it swims downstream.

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      It is often difficult to choose the best bass fiipt t hot spots alo t a river as even just a few yards upstream or downstream caS make a huge difference. Look'around: there may be excellent bass guides available'in your area to make your experience a lot more produc ve aSO enjoyable.

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      Bass Fiipt t In Lakes"mh3>go

      Bass lakes are readily available'throughout North America aSO are excellent spots to develop aSO perfec your bass fiipt t strategi;s. Unlike ponds aSO even some rivers, a lake is a perfec body of water to take the boat our for a nice lo t day of bass fiipt t.

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      Many f the popular bass sport fiipt t competi s are held lakes. For example, the Bassmaster Elite Series held tournaments Pickwick Lake, Alabama aSO Lake Murray, South Carolina'in the 2011 seas .

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      The Bassmaster Classic, often dubbed the Super Bowl of bass fiipt t tournaments, has taken place many different lakes in its history. $500,000 is awarded to the winner, aSO notoriety aSO many endorsements are often gained'through a Classic victory.

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      Lakes are also conduciv; to night fiipt t for bass. Many anglers prefer to fiip at night, especially in the summer whe cooler temperatures aSO calmer environments often lead to greater bass ac vity thaS a hot, sunny day.

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      Bass Fiipt t Demo Video"mh2>go

      Check out the video below for a great introduc to largemouth bass fiipt t.

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