The Big Bass Zone provides the fresh ideas you need to you shift your focus from just catching fish to catching the big ones. The authors draw on years of practical experience to break the mold of traditional bass fishing. Instead of relying on the conventional wisdom of fishermen, the authors discard the baggage of traditional bass fishing and look for answers from the fish themselves.
Big Bass Zone is nothing less than a trophy bass fishing manifesto--a sweeping away of the old way of doing things and the establishment of new rules of conduct. Skillfully reported by former "Bassmaster" senior editor Michael Jones, the book distills the wisdom of prodigiously successful California big-bass chaser Bill Siemantel. It asks the reader to jettison just about everything they know about catching regulation-size bass and get in a new zone of thinking. Here you'll start to see big bass as almost a separate species, big enough to stake out prime territory no matter the season or weather condition; big enough to range without fear up and down the water column; big enough that it takes the nutritional promise of a really substantial meal (and, by implication, a really substantial lure) to stir them into action. The book begins with chapters meant to strip away standard bass fishing practice, the tone of which is nicely encapsulated by the summary chapter: Ten Reasons You Probably Won't Catch a Really Big Bass. Incrementally, the book then arms you with the tools to refute that statement: new ideas about location; confidence in big baits and big bait tackle; the discipline to make single casts to promising water then move on to the next spot in a "milkround." The presentation of the book matches the high standard of the thought and reporting. Chris Armstrong provides clear and evocative illustrations, there are actual-size photos of the key lures and a generous look into Siemantel's trophy fishing album. -- Author: Craig Buddo, May 2007
The Big Bass Zone book by Michael Jones and Bill Siemantel forces readers to completely rethink their approach to catching trophy-class bass. Think catching big fish is luck? Think big fish are loners? Think you can't pattern them and catch them with regularity? Think again. Some novice anglers surely won't get it, but Siemantel and Jones have taken much of the luck out of it and devised a methodical, tactical approach that anyone can adopt. The uncharacteristic formula - which goes against the grain of what we think and believe - seems unorthodox at first. That's what makes this book special - it's the best solid, proven information on catching big bass that we've seen in decades. -- Terry Brown, BassFan.com
The authors draw on years of practical experience to break the mold of traditional bass fishing, showcasing new lures and exploring new techniques to catch the big one. -- Bill Takacs, Indiana Outdoor News, February 2008
This 264-page book provides innovative, fresh ideas to shift your focus from just catching bass to catching really big "hawgs." Big bass gurus, Michael Jones and Bill Siemantel, draw on years of practical experience to break the mold of traditional bass fishing, showcase new lures and explore new techniques to catch the big one wherever bass giants lurk. -- Al Rostello, News Tribune, August 19, 2005