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Knowing Bass: The Scientific Approach to Catching More Fish
     

Knowing Bass: The Scientific Approach to Catching More Fish

by Keith A. Jones, Paul Johnson (Foreword by)
 

Bass, especially largemouth bass, are easily the single most popular freshwater gamefish in the United States. Knowing Bass is a book about the science of bass fishing, with particular emphasis on the bass itself:

What bass can sense
How they use their senses to feed
How they relate to fishing lures
And ultimately, how they interact with

Overview

Bass, especially largemouth bass, are easily the single most popular freshwater gamefish in the United States. Knowing Bass is a book about the science of bass fishing, with particular emphasis on the bass itself:

What bass can sense
How they use their senses to feed
How they relate to fishing lures
And ultimately, how they interact with anglers.

Understanding why bass do what they do will greatly improve anyone's chances of being a better and more successful angler, no matter the angler's present skill level.
Topics covered include bass biology; life history; the bass's organs of vision, hearing, smell, and taste, including the smells and flavors bass like-and don't like; how smell and taste control feeding behavior; the best kinds of lures to trigger the attack response in certain situations; and even minimizing stress on caught bass that are to be released.
A distinguished scientist who knows how, when, and why bass pursue their prey, Dr. Jones offers a wealth of valuable information on pursuing this popular gamefish to anglers of all skill levels.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Scientific explanations of why bass do what they do and why they sometimes don't"

St. Louis Post—Dispatch

"Anyone. . . can see he genuinely enjoys his work. His appreciation of bass is as obvious as his vast knowledge"

Fishing Tackle Retailer

 
"Although this is admittedly a very 'angler-oriented' book, the author does provide substantial overviews of the life history that may be relevant to naturalists. . . .The book is clearly written for a lay audience, using anecdotes to emphasize points."

The Canadian Field-Naturalist

"The man knows his subject intimately. . . . If you're a serious bass angler, this nicely color-illustrated book must become part of your fishing research library"

The Washington Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592286164
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.66(d)

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Meet the Author

Keith A. Jones, PhD, has studied bass intensively as Director of Fish Research at the Berkley Fish Research Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa. 

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