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BASS

Fishing for Bass

Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Spearfishing, Salt water fishing


Bass fish, from largemouth in freshwater to striped bass cruising coastal, salt water channels, using anything from a canoe, drift boat, pontoon boat, or from a dock; whichever way you will have it, it doesn’t take long before you hook into a new hobby catching bass.

Like most freshwater fish, the freshwater bass have a sensitive lateral line and fairly keen eyesight. They think they are super-smart.

Bass can be caught on a spinning or fly rod, with all the varieties of bait ranging from noisy buzzbait to San Juan worms.

Bass are pretty grumpy fish, any loud noise or something unsettling that disrupts them and they are off, like a bolt of lightening to see what it is, especially during the days of the 'pre-spawn'.

The same goes for the big guys of the surf. Their 'extra friendly' personality really goes bonkers during the pre-spawn, attacking anything that it is in its way.

But fooling this fish, anytime of the season, is oftentimes a lifelong addiction, and hooking into a bass, is a crazy amount of fun.

Basic Info


varieties:  Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Suwanee Bass, Peacock Bass, White Sea Bass, Barred Sand Bass, Yellow Hybrid Bass, Rodeye Bass, European Bass, Guadalupe Bass, Butterfly Peacock Bass, Giant Seabass Bass, Ranaoke Bass, Rock Bass, Striped Bass, Black Sea Bass, Speckled Peacock Bass

Scientific name: Micropterus Size: 20 – 40 cm

Weight: 2.4 kg (Black Sea Bass) – 31 kg (Striped Bass)

Lifespan: 16 years

Methods: Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Spearfishing, Salt water fishing

Continent(s): Europe and Russia, North America, South America - brought to Australia and South Africa