Bass Facts That You Never Knew

Bass facts with Berkley Fishery biologist

Bass Facts – Edwin Evers Q&A with Mark Sexton, a 20+ year Berkley Fishery Biologist

This Project E episode blew my mind!  Berkley fishery biologist, Mark Sexton shares his scientific knowledge of bass and fishing with Bass Pro Edwin Evers and us.   

  • Why green pumpkin is the best color for bass soft plastic lures?
  • How to target largemouth on a bluegill/perch fishery vs a shad based fishery?
  • How do you fish a jig worm?
  • What is the difference between a shakey head and a jig worm?
  • What colors bass can bass tell the difference between?
  • What colors do bass see the best?
  • Can bass see UV colored baits?
  • Do the same scents work for different species of fish?
  • How far can bass hear underwater?
  • What boat activity will do to bass?
  • How to bass detect current?
  • How far can bass feel vibrations underwater?
  • How is bass vision different than human vision?
  • What is a bass’s memory?
  • Do fish remember negative experiences (like getting caught)?
  • Did you know bass can identify the individual fish in their school by smell? 


Vincent Wondra

Obsessed with fishing since a child. Vince loves to share his knowledge of the sport, while helping encourage selective harvest and protection of the resource. He shares fishing reports, tips, tricks, and more during his never ending quest to be a better fisherman. PRACTICE CPR: Catch. Picture. Release.