BNF says you can’t spell knowledge without ‘edge’. Knowledge is one of the keys, (maybe the most important key other than actually spending time on the water and logging your results) to giving you that edge that will lead to catching more fish.
Below, you will find links to resources that BNF has found pertaining to different aspects of the BNF zone. An expanding resource as I search for more knowledge.
An Experiment On Visual Discrimination In the Largemouth Bass, Micropterus Salmoides A study on how and what largemouth bass can see in regards to line. Very cool.
A Field Guide to Common Aquatic Plants of Pennsylvania A great reference to the different kinds of vegetation you will find in the BNF zone. Algae, Floating, Emergent and Submergent plants are covered. Definitely a plus when developing your approach to different types of weedbeds, mats and pads. In PDF format.
How Weather Affects Fish Activity A great introduction to Solunar Theory, which was originally pioneered by John Alden Knight in 1926. Solunar Tables have been in use since 1936. Here’s a good Solunar Table: USPrimeTimes Solunar Table
Reducing Rod Breakage A nice guide to rod care, proper fish fighting techniques and reducing rod breakage. (5/1/12)
The Pressure Myth: Does a changing barometer truly affect our fishing success? Let science answer that question. An interesting look at the science of baromatric pressure as applied to it’s effects on fish and fishing. (9/4/12)
How A Rod Is Made (A Walkthrough With Seeker Rods) A look at how rods are made from the ground up, by a USA company, made in America.