Fishing for largemouth bass is a great sport. I love it! They are found just about everywhere, fight well, can be taken on a variety of tactics and are clearly the premier sportfish in American freshwaters today. They are the fish that has sparked more innovation and technical advancements in modern angling than any other species. Because of this great surge in the industry, and with the phenomena of tournament bass venues, many fishermen, including newcomers to the sport, approach largemouth bass fishing from this angle alone: that is, it can only be successful if done within the parameters of a bass-boat, tournament style approach. However, I am confident that there are many, many thousands of bass fishermen nationwide that take on these great fish from a much more 'low-key' and bluecollar approach. I am one of those anglers.