We all are at least until we outsmart ourselves in our effort to catch them. That's when bass seem smartest of all.
Since BASS released the booklet Keeping Bass Alive, a Guidebook for Anglers and Tournament Organizers, there have been many new innovations and techniques in fish care that anglers and tournament directors should know about.
Issue moves to forefront on Oklahoma's Grand Lake
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, more than 75 percent of the nation's boating fatalities result from a person falling overboard and drowning; 87 percent were not using a life jacket.
It's widely agreed that catch and release is a good thing, but the less audible argument made by fisheries biologists is that underharvesting can be just as detrimental as overharvesting.
BASS Times Magazine, July 2008
No one is more concerned about bass than bass fishermen. And since we are intensely interested in these gamefish, we should be concerned with every aspect of their lives if we are to be successful anglers.
Don Corkran, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Director, said, "I feel that this organization is stronger and more vibrant than ever."
Gene Gilliland is a senior fisheries biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and president of the North Oklahoma City Bassmasters.)