Why I love catching bass

 

When bass fishing, it’s man vs. nature. What I like the most about this species is that it puts up a strong fight, allowing me to feel very satisfied once I’ve caught the fish. Another reason I enjoy going out on fishing trips with my friends and family is that I get the feeling that I’m putting free food on the table, provided that my wife helps me with deboning the fish. She’s not a big fishing aficionado, but she sometimes enjoys spending time on the shore along with the kids and me, particularly on weekends, when we usually get some time off from work.

Bass fishing has become quite popular over the years and it’s easy to see why. From what I gathered by reading some info about this type of fish, it seems to be rather invasive, in that it thrives in all sorts of water environments and sometimes even affects the ecosystem by laying as many as 26,000 eggs in every nest. In other words, I’m doing a service to the environment each time I catch a largemouth bass because its spawning characteristics make it possible for this species to become a potential danger to other native ones that already exist in the stream or lake where I do my fishing. I was baffled by the amount of data that I found about the negative impact of this fish on the ecosystem, given that it consumes insects and even frogs, depending on its size.

Another reason I enjoy bass fishing is that it doesn’t force me to invest a lot of money in equipment. While rods and reels manufactured by big brands such as Abu Garcia, Daiwa, and Shimano are available out there, I have noticed that other companies such as KastKing and the likes are also becoming popular, and what’s great about them is that they manufacture reasonably priced gear. If you decide to take up this sport, you won’t have to spend over three hundred dollars on a kit. In addition, most of these pieces are rather easy to install and use, as long as you get the necessary instructions.

In the end, I’d like to point out that bass can be consumed, and it’s a rather healthy fish to eat once in awhile. You can bake it, broil it, grill it, or even pan-fry it if you don’t have any problems with your cholesterol. In spring, when the weather isn’t too hot, I like to tell my wife to bake the fish so that our kitchen is warm from the heat generated by the oven. All you need to do is sprinkle some salt on the bass fillets and add some pepper. Few people like baking the fish in the same baking pan along with the fish, but I’ve noticed that it goes well with veggies such as bell peppers and even tomatoes, if you have some fresh ones. What can I not like about catching and eating bass? It’s a vigorous fish that appeals to my skills and it’s even delicious once you get to cook it.