Accokeek, Maryland (August, 2005) Stoeger Publishing is pleased to present the new handbook for bass fishing - The Big Bass Zone. This 264-page book provides innovative, fresh ideas to shift your focus from just catching bass to catching really big "hawgs". Learn from authors, Michael Jones and BIll Siemantel, as theyu 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. Instead of relying on the conventional wisdom of anglers, these two authors discard the techniques and baggage of traditional bass fishing and look for answers directly from the fish.

This new book, The Big Bass Zone, will assist readers to build confidence in their own fishing skills to locate and catch trophy quality fish that are out there. Whether fishing in Missouri, California, Florida, Maine or overseas, or wherever the black bass lurks, readers will learn strategies, and pioneering techniques, to detailed information about "big bait" choice, use and presentation, The Big Bass Zone will provide the secrets to successfully finding and catching big fish.

Authors Michael Jones and Bill Siemantel are masters in the field of bas fishing and have over 45 years of combined experience. Jones, a professional journalist devoted exclusively to bass fishing, has been at the evolutionary forefront of the sport. An innovator as well as a writer, Jones pioneered finesse techniques and chronicled these tactics in one of his earlier works. The Complete Guide to FInesse Bass Fishing. Master anglers and true bass pro BIll Siemantel has spent the last 25 years attempting to unlock the secrets of how to locate and catch trophy quality bass. With an astonishing record of over 300 bass exceeding 10 pounds and as a perennial tournament winner in his home state of California, he has clearly established himself as the premier big bass guru.

This innovative guide will provide and fisherman with the right tools, insight and confidence to guarantee that the big strikes will come. The Big Bass Zone (IDBN 0-88317-313-1) has a suggested retail price of $24.95 and id available at bookstores nationwide, online at, and other online retailers, as well as at Benelli and Soteger firearms dealers nationwide.

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