The largemouth bass and its feisty cousin, the smallmouth bass, are North America's top freshwater game fish, pursued by literally millions of anglers across the continental United States. They are the subject of some 4,200 fishing tournaments each year, offering millions of dollars in prize money. In this book, David Dirks explains the strategies and techniques employed by top bass pros to place consistently in the money under a wide range of fishing conditions. Dirks reveals the pros' secrets for success, with tips on tackle, equipment, lures, rigs, and effective presentations. This is the one must-read book for participants in professional and amateur bass tournaments.