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#10936933 - 06/24/15 08:39 AM Bass Fishing Books
Jkrez Offline

Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 242
Loc: Kingwood, TX
My recent tournament outings have left me quite humbled to say the least. I've found myself being a pot contributor and if I turn in anything to weigh, it's a rare thing. So I've decided to take a step back and approach things from a different angle. I'd like to start with more education and reading more books.

Can yall suggest any good bass fishing books that are a must have? A good friend of mine let me borrow KVD's Bass Strategies, and I'm currently in the middle of that, but I'd like to have more books to fill in the gaps.

#10937048 - 06/24/15 09:18 AM Re: Bass Fishing Books [Re: Jkrez]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1489
Loc: Southwest Texas
Mike Iaconelli and Jay Yelas have good reads, anything Rick Clunn writes about you can take to the bank as well!

Edited by InTheClear (06/24/15 09:21 AM)

#10938542 - 06/24/15 09:23 PM Re: Bass Fishing Books [Re: Jkrez]
IIIMag Offline
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Agree re the Ike book, whether you like him or not. The book is instructive.

#10938592 - 06/24/15 09:37 PM Re: Bass Fishing Books [Re: Jkrez]
Captain Chunk Online   content

Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: The Hilltop

Big Bass Magic - Doug Hannon
Think Like a Fish - Tommy Mann
Knowing Bass- Keith Jones
In Pursuit of Giant Bass - Bill Murphy
Sowbelly - Monte Burke
101 Bass Catching Secrets - Roland Martin
Practical Black Bass Fishing - Bill Dance and Mark Sosin
LARGEMOUTH BASS An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies
Big Bass Zone
Modern Book of the Black Bass - Byron Dalrymple
Kevin VanDam's Bass Strategies: A Handbook for All Anglers
Fishing on the Edge - Mike Iaconelli
Knowing Bass - Keith Jones
Tracking Trophy Bass - John Hope
Spoonplugging - Buck Perry

Edited by Captain Chunk (06/24/15 09:38 PM)

#10938764 - 06/24/15 11:14 PM Re: Bass Fishing Books [Re: Jkrez]
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^^^I have all but one of the books above Captain Chunk has a pretty complete library. My favorites

Big Bass Magic - Doug Hannon
Knowing Bass- Keith Jones
In Pursuit of Giant Bass - Bill Murphy
LARGEMOUTH BASS An In-Fisherman Handbook of Strategies
Tracking Trophy Bass - John Hope

#10938781 - 06/24/15 11:30 PM Re: Bass Fishing Books [Re: Jkrez]
stratos1760dv-Jeremy Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 529
Loc: McKinney, TX
There is some good info if you search this topic using the search tab. Not sure if saw the post on "funnel points what did John Hope mean" but really good info not found any books in the detail given by TFF members. Diagrams and commentary pretty fasicinating stuff.
Buck Perry's 9 volume home steady course is great and john Hopes book. Plus go to to look at the professors Wilson Frasier, dvd's on sonar and GPS. He was featured in the last 3 or 4 bassmaster mags. He sells buck Perry's books as well. Plus he encourages his students to call or write him, not just a customer but a student. Well worth the money. Guides on fork know who he is if you want references. Lance Vick is one.

Edited by stratos1760dv-Jeremy (06/24/15 11:31 PM)


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