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The 2012 Minnesota bass season opens today for anglers eager to catch a big largemouth or smallmouth. Though some other states have bass that grow larger than those in Minnesota, our state has strong bass numbers and a very respectable average size. (Jason Durham / Enterprise)

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The "real" fishing opener starts today for anglers infatuated with bass.

According to a study conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, bass rank fifth in the most sought after species by anglers in Minnesota.


Though many people target species other than bass as a goal, incidentally catching a largemouth or smallmouth is common on Minnesota lakes.

And for those who specifically search for bass, Minnesota's resources are outstanding.

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