Largemouth bass get most of the attention from freshwater anglers, and rightfully so. From local bass clubs up to the big leagues, there are tournaments that make chasing bass for cash very lucrative. At the top of the freshwater food chain, bass grow big and fight hard. They are found just about everywhere. Fisheries scientists are discovering ways to make them grow bigger and multiply quicker.
What about those other fish? Aren’t they just as eager to bite a lure, and just as fun to catch? You bet! In fact, less pressured species can be easier fooled into biting a lure. They provide exciting rod-bending action, and many are stocked by fisheries agencies to enhance angling opportunities.
If cashing a tournament check isn’t your priority, then an entire unpressured world of fishing awaits you. Best of all, angling skills and tackle requirements are minimal when compared to bass fishing. For some freshwater species, even an old-fashioned hook, bobber, sinker and bait will do.
What are you waiting for? Get friends and family involved in the fun. Summer is prime time for fishing on your favorite body of water. Rig up and give these freshwater species some attention now.
Here are some tips to get you started with the summertime fun.
Be sure to check out this article on eating freshwater fish!