The largemouth bass is one of the most popular species to target in the US, if not the most popular, but they are quite tricky to catch, especially during different parts of the year.
This book aims to take the ambiguity out of largemouth bass fishing by giving an angler a deep understanding of how largemouth bass behaves. Once you understand how largemouth bass act in different seasons and conditions, you can target them far more effectively.
It goes into pre-spawning, spawning, and post-spawning behavior, plus what bass do in the different seasons, weather, and water conditions. This is all explained with clear pictures and diagrams that help you pinpoint where the fish will hold in different conditions and at different times of the year.
Once you understand this, you will be able to quickly find where the bass are located in your local waters and pick the right tactics for catching them.
This book only suits anglers who target largemouth regularly; if that is you, it is well worth reading!
Full of very useful information
It helps you understand the life of bass
It comes with pictures and diagrams to help you find fish
Covers bass behavior across all seasons, spawning, and conditions
Allows you to hone in your bass fishing to the max
Great for experienced and beginner anglers
It will help you catch more and bigger bass
It is only about largemouth bass
Author: Monte Burch
Type: Paperback, Flexibound
Kindle Availability: Yes
101 Bass Fishing Tips: Twenty-First Century Bassing Tactics and Techniques from All the Top Pros
Reading a book by the pros on how they approach bass fishing is always the best way of picking up tips and new secrets. This 101 Bass Fishing Tips book does both and is a great read for beginners, especially on the “how to” and tactic chapters.
Written by an experienced bass angler, John Neporadny, who has published multiple articles in all the best fishing magazines and other online publications.
My only comment on this book is the lack of good illustrations to go with the detailed explanation of how to do a certain rig or bait. But this is self-explanatory, even for a novice, once you know a little about bass fishing.
Overall a great read! And is a great resource that can be referred to multiple times to act as a refresher.
Full of very useful information on tactics
Great for beginner anglers
A lot of information on setups and rigs
Plenty of various tips
Covers still waters and rivers
Lacks sufficient illustrations
Author: John Neporadny
Kindle Availability: Yes
Kevin VanDam’s Bass Strategies Revised Edition
The Bass Strategies book is written by Kevin VanDam, one of America’s best-known bass anglers. It covers in detail any topic related to bass fishing and targets those new to bass fishing and the intermediate angler.
The book explains his proven strategies and tactics for catching bass in both rivers and lakes throughout the United States.
If you are a casual bass fisherman or enter small bass tournaments, this book has something for you. Another excellent part of this book is that fishing in an unfamiliar location can help you understand how to read the water better. It could help you save time and find bass faster, and at the same time, point you to the better areas to fish and what are the preferred baits you should use.
The book focuses heavily on lures and baits and also has a section on what rods, reels, and other tackle are best for bass fishing.
Overall, a great bass resource book that I highly recommend due to its ability to give out perfect information to the reader.
Great for beginners and intermediate anglers
Written by one of the greatest ever bass anglers
Covers multiple aspects of bass fishing
It gives an insiders view of Kevin’s thought process on bass fishing
It has some quality photos
Not suited for those experienced bass anglers
Author: Kevin VanDam
Kindle Availability: No
Striper Pursuit: Surf Fishing Beyond the Basics
The author of this book John Skinner has several great books on fishing. The Striper pursuit book is a tale of his own personal journey of catching big stripers.
The book focuses around onshore fishing and goes through all the key tactics, baits, lures, and tips he has used to catch these fantastic-looking bass species. It’s quite a technical book, but the explanations and reasons he uses are very informative to both beginner and intermediate anglers.
The book also has some great links to videos on his striperpursuit.com website. Anyone who loves to surf fish from the shorewill enjoy this highly-rated book.
An excellent and compelling read
A detailed personal account of striper fishing
It has excellent links to free online videos
A very knowledgeable angling expert in striper fishing
High Percentage Fishing: A Statistical Approach To Improving Catch Rates
This book focuses very heavily on the impact of the weather, water, colors, and external factors to improve your fishing.
High percentage fishing explains why the bait and gear you use may not be the most critical factor of fishing. Still, it analyzes data from multiple sources of catch information throughout the US and compiles it to give different views to help bass anglers catch fish.
It can get a little tedious in places and somewhat obvious to some anglers, but the perspective it gives is worth reading the book.
The author Josh Alwine is not just an angler but also a statistical engineer, allowing him to put the data into a format related to catching bigger and more bass.
Lots of analysis and statistical information
It covers a lot of information on tides, water, colors, etc
Focus on the bass’s best locations and habits
This provides an alternative read for anglers if you like data-driven ideas
Good for beginners and intermediate anglers
Not as many pages as most fishing books
Author: Josh Alwine
Kindle Availability: No
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