|Bass fishing has a fascinating history. It started in the late
18th century and continues to progress until today.
It probably was originally practiced in search for food among
the people in the south of the United States. Since then, it has
started gaining numerous audiences of all ages and nations.
Today, countries such as Australia, Cuba, South Africa, United
States and most of Europe participate in this kind of event.
* The year 1768 or 1770 represents the birth of bass fishing
sports. Onesimus Ustonson introduced his first multiplying reels
to the fishing gurus and lovers. It was later developed into
* William Shakespeare Jr. materializes the production of a level
wind device and secured its patent on 1897.
* The William J. Jamison Co introduced the overly ornamented
Shannon Twin Spinner in 1915 and was improved to create today's
* In 1932, President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted the
creation of Tennessee Valley Authority and encouraged the
creation and building of numerous dams. These dams were later
used for culturing different varieties of bass fishes.
* Five years later, DuPont Company filed patent for nylon
fishing net, this was later developed into nylon monofilament
* The year 1992 is one of the most glorious events in the
history of bass fishing. Larry Nixon, the famous fisherman in
the history of bass fishing won $1 M total earnings for this
sport on this year.
Several fish species that are being caught in the bass fishing
events are the following:
* Micropterus salmoides (Lacepede) - Largemouth Bass *
Micropterus dolomieui - Smallmouth bass * Micropterus punctatus
- Kentucky Bass
Other species of Micropterus are also caught but one that
remains popular is the Largemouth bass. However, it should be
emphasized that Australian Bass are different from the above
North American Bass variants although most share similar
Perhaps, the most robust success of Bass Fishing was in the
1950s. The popularity of the game during this period is the
springboard to the development of modern fishing equipments from
bass boats, rods, lines, lures and various fishing gears.
Electronic gears were also incorporated among the host of
equipments bass fishers used at that time. Reels of different
types, which function in hauling and hoisting, were also
The contribution of bass fishing industry to the US economy
records $50 to $70 Billion and the number continues to grow.
Statistics show that the audience base of this sport is
increasing and that more and more people are getting interested
in it compared to tennis and golf.
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