Bass are one of the scrappiest fish that swim. Catch one and Bass will fight you with wild airborne leaps and jolting strikes. "Inch for inch and pound for pound the gamest fish that swims," 19th Century sportsmen entered in their journals.
Bass males build nests and chase females into the nests. Female Bass lays the eggs and leaves. Father Bass cares for the eggs and later protects the fry (Baby Fish).
Those who have fished for Bass will tell you what a wily fish they are. Bass seek out the deepest pools of water and wait for their prey. When an unwary duckling paddles near, Bass explodes into action gobbling up the unfortunate victim.
Bass teaches waiting and quick action. However, Bass can also warn of prolonged volatility in your life, swinging between nothingness and frenzy. Listen to what Bass has to say.
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Note: Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupstris) is of the sunfish family. Bass are Micropterus salmoides (Largemouth) and Micropterus dolomieui (Smallmouth).
Photo of Striped Bass courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service