HOOKED! America's Passion for Bass Fishing. Passion and emotion – that’s what bass anglers experience on the water. Hooked! America’s Passion for Bass Fishing is a special showcase book from the Ultimate BASS Fishing Library and it brings that powerful angling enthusiasm and zeal into your own home. Bass have been the king of freshwater since the 1960’s when they surpassed trout as the most prized gamefish in the hearts of anglers across the country. This handsome book celebrates that passion by telling stories of the big one, or for some, the big one that got away.