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David Gentry caught this beautiful Minnesota largemouth and released it. Largemouth bass provide an exhilarating battle, readily available in the Park Rapids area lakes. Locating bass is simply a matter of habitat. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Bass love to lurk in natural habitat

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It's the eternal angling question; do you fish for bass in shallow water or deep water?

The answer is quite simple.



Shallow areas are much easier to target in a sense, due to the protruding weeds like pencil reeds and lily pads that bass love. Pinpointing a cast against the physical structure that's visible makes shallow water a desirable area for a big bucket-mouth.

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