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.