Bass fishing guru Kevin VanDam elaborates on his "Seasonal Guide," an all-purpose approach to bass fishing that you can use to get on bass quickly all year long, regardless of where you're fishing.
While bluegill and shad constitute the majority of bass' finned fare, there are other fishes that a hungry largemouth won't pass up. Some are specific to certain regions. Gobies, for example, account for nearly ninety percent of smallmouth bass' diet in Lake Erie, but you'd be hard pressed to find a goby in Florida. The bass' diverse diet and voracious appetite are a few reasons why they are so successful most everywhere they are introduced.