12 questions to test your knowledge of fishing and fish species

Here’s a quick, fun quiz about fish and popular fish species that don’t get rated. But when you get all twelve of the answers correctly, bow. We will be impressed. You will find these answers at the end.

1. The inland and saltwater strip bass are:

  • one. one and the same fish
  • b. different and unrelated species
  • c. related subspecies of largemouth bass

2. Izaak Walton is revered as the patron saint of fishing. He became one of the greatest literary figures in the fishing world by writing a book on sport fishing in 1653, which is the most famous fishing book. The name of this book is:

  • one. Standard fishing encyclopedia
  • b. Treatise on fishing
  • c. The Compleat Angler

3. Anadromous fish species:

  • a: are men when they are young but change sex during their lifetime
  • b: are saltwater fish species that gather in schools in open water
  • c: Live their life at sea but return to freshwater to spawn

4. The first wooden stopper was said to be made by a man who carved it, threw it into a creek in Dowagiac, Michigan, and saw a bass hit it. This person was:

  • a: Dr. James Henshall
  • b: James Heddon
  • c: Lauri Rapala

5. The all-tackle world record for largemouth bass is held by two fish of the same size, one caught decades ago in America and the other in Japan. The first catch was made in Georgia in 1932 and is one of the oldest and most coveted of all freshwater fishing records. How big was this fish?

  • a: 22 pounds 4 ounces
  • b: 28 pounds
  • c: 20 pounds 15 ounces

6. Trout and black bass are not really bass, but very large:

  • a: perch
  • b: trout
  • c: sunfish

7. “Pound for pound the wildest fish that swims” is a famous quote originally attributed to which freshwater fish species:

  • a: Atlantic salmon
  • b: black bass
  • c: muscle lungs

8. When retrieving bait, it is generally a good idea to keep the pole tip low to:

  • a: Minimize the slack and react quickly to one stroke
  • b: See where your line is
  • c: Use it for balance, especially in a boat

9. When you land a bass, the best way to deal with it is:

  • a: Slide your fingers under the gills
  • b: Place your thumb firmly over the lower jaw
  • c: With your whole hand, grasp it over the top of your back just behind your head

10. When using spinning tackle, the best way to control the exact placement of the bait is by:

  • a: Spring the string as it comes off the spool with your index finger
  • b: Closing the deposit as soon as the bait reaches its destination
  • c: changing the force you exert on the throwing motion

11. Which of these fish are related to each other:

  • a: carp, suckers and catfish
  • b: Atlantic salmon, chinook salmon and steelhead
  • c: white bass, white perch and striped bass

12. In the English language, a place in a stream or river where a fish, particularly trout or salmon, is likely to be kept is defined as

Answers: 1a, 2c, 3c, 4b, 5a, 6c, 7b, 8a, 9b, 10a, 11c, 12b


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