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/                          Bass Pro Shops: The Strike                         \
\                   Fishing FAQ For The Nintendo Wii Edition                  /
/                       Written By Myself, Crazy4Metroid                      \
\                           Date Started: 06-23-2010                          /
/                          Date Completed: 06-28-2010                         \
\                        Date Last Updated: 04-18-2011                        /
/                                  Version 1.6                                \
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Section 01: Legal Info
        01A General Legal Info-Usage Permissions
        01B FAQ Hosting-Authorized Host Sites

Section 02: Introduction

Section 03: Controls
        03A Control Configuration A-Freehand Controls
        03B Control Configuration B-Fishing Rod Controls
        03C Fishing Rod Controller-Assembly and Set-Up

Section 04: How To Fish
        04A Before You Go Fishing-Things You Should Know
        04B If Using Control Config A-Fishing Freehanded
        04C If Using Control Config B-Fishing With The Fishing Rod

Section 05: Available Fish Species
        05A General Fish Info
        05B Legendary Fish
        05C Reward Fish

Section 06: The Lakes
        06A Lake 01-Lake Amistad
        06B Lake 02-Lake Ouachita
        06C Lake 03-Lake Fork
        06D Lake 04-Lake Wylie
        06E Lake 05-Lake Guntersville
        06F Lake 06-Lake Champlain
        06G Lake 07-Oneida Lake

Section 07: The Tournaments
        07A Tournament 01-Lake Amistad Tournament
        07B Tournament 02-Lake Ouachita Tournament
        07C Tournament 03-Lake Fork Tournament
        07D Tournament 04-Lake Wylie Tournament
        07E Tournament 05-Lake Guntersville Tournament
        07F Tournament 06-Lake Champlain Tournament
        07G Tournament 07-Oneida Lake Tournament

Section 08: The Exploration Buoys
        08A Lake Amistad's Buoys
        08B Lake Ouachita's Buoys
        08C Lake Fork's Buoys
        08D Lake Wylie's Buoys
        08E Lake Guntersville's Buoys
        08F Lake Champlain's Buoys
        08G Oneida Lake's Buoys

Section 09: Credits

Section 10: FAQ Progress History

Section 11: Contact Info

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01A General Legal Info\
Usage Permissions     /
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      This FAQ is entirely my own handy work. I researched all information
provided within it by exploring and experimenting in the game itself. Some of
the information was taken straight from the game's instruction manual. You may
use this FAQ for any purpose, so long as it isn't used for any commercial
purpose. In other words, you may not profit off of the contents included in the
FAQ. This FAQ is written for the Wii edition of Bass Pro Shops: The Strike, but
you may adapt it for the PC or Xbox 360 versions if you want, as long as those
versions are available for free online or are kept for personal use only.

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01B FAQ Hosting      \
Authorized Host Sites/
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These are the sites currently authorized to host this FAQ.
Gamefaqs.com
Supercheats.com

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      Hi, I'm Crazy4Metroid. I recently got me a copy of Bass Pro Shops: The
Strike for the Wii. After playing the game for a short while, I decide to see
what FAQs and tips I can find for the game. Unfortunately, I found that there
were no FAQs available for the game at all. So I decided to write one for it
myself.

      This FAQ is written for the Arcade Mode difficulty setting as that is the
mode I am playing under. The information included may be valid for the Bass Pro
Mode too, however I am not too sure about that and it is something that you
will have to decide for yourself.

      This FAQ will cover the following, controls of the game (both config A
and config B), along with how to fish (with how to fish using each control
config covered individually). Also covered will be the fish species available
in the game, the lakes available, the game's tournaments, and the locations of
each lake's five exploration points. What this FAQ will not cover is the game's
casting, and boat racing challenges. This FAQ will be about fishing, catching
fish, and finding the exploration buoys. If you need help with the casting
challenges or boat racing challenges, you will need to look elsewhere.

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03A Control Configuration A\
Freehand Controls          /
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      Control configuration A the default control scheme for Bass Pro Shops:
The Strike. Anytime you resume an existing game by loading a profile or start a
new one by creating a new profile, this control configuration will be selected
by default. If you need to use control configuration B, you will need to go
into the game's options menu and select it manually. I'll explain how to do
that a little later, for now lets talk about config A, what it's best for, and
how it works.

      Control config A is best used if you don't have the game's fishing rod
controller and have to play the game freehand. Under this control scheme, the
Nunchuck controls the boat and the Wiimote controls the fishing rod. There are
some exceptions, but this is the most basic explanation of it. The exact
functions of all the buttons on both the Wiimote and Nunchuck as swell as the
thumb stick on the Nunchuck are listed below.

Wiimote:
D Pad: Navigates the menus, increases drag on fishing line in fishing mode
       (UP), and decreases drag on fishing line in fishing mode (down).

A Button: Switches back and forth between boat operation mode and fishing mode
          when not in menus. Selects highlighted option when in menus.

B Button: Has no function in boat operation mode. In fishing mode brings up the
          cast motion indicator when held down. Hides cast motion indicator
          when released if a cast motion has not been simulated (swinging arm
          back & then forward). Launches fishing line to complete cast if
          released after a cast motion has been simulated. Reels line back in
          continuously when held down while the lure is in the water.

+ Button: Brings up the pause menu.

- Button: Brings up the inventory menu.

1 Button: Brings up and hides fish finder when press during boat operation
          mode and fishing mode if the lure is out of the water. In fishing
          mode when the lure is in the water, it toggles between above water
          and below water viewpoints.

2 Button: Brings up GPS Map (first press), switches to wide area view (second
          press), hides GPS Map (third press).

Nunchuck:
Thumb stick: Controls boat movement in boat operation mode and movement of
             targeting cursor in fishing mode.

Z Button: Cancels cast and immediately retrieves the lure if it's in the water
          as long as there is no fish is on the line. Will cause the line to
          break if pressed while a fish is on the line, so be careful. Also
          toggles between each of the three casting stances (Overhand, Sidearm,
          & Underhand) if the lure is not in the water.

C Button: Has no functions as far as I can tell.

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03B Control Configuration B\
Fishing Rod Controls       /
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      Control configuration B is the game's secondary control scheme. It is not
selected by default so you have to select it manually. You can switch to it
after loading a profile or starting a new one. To change to control config B
scroll down to "Options" while on the Main Menu and press A. In the options
menu scroll down to "Controller Configuration" and press A again. Here on this
menu scroll down to "Configuration B" and press A once again. This should bring
up a diagram showing the layout and functions on all buttons (both Wiimote and
Nunchuck) as well as functions of the thumb stick on the Nunchuck.

      Once the diagram comes up, you can just press B on the Wiimote to exit
and return to the Options Menu and then again to go back to the main menu.
Control config B will remain selected as the control scheme even if you go all
the way back to the New Game, Load Game, Delete Saved Game screen. The control
scheme will only revert back to config A if you manually select it again
yourself or return to the Wii's channels screen.

      In control config B, most of the controls are the same as config A.
However, some have changed. All functions are listed below. Also I have
included instructions on how to assemble the Bass Pro Shops fishing rod
controller itself and how to set up the Wiimote and Nunchuck inside the fishing
rod controller after the button and thumb stick functions.

Wiimote:
D Pad: Operates steering and backward movement of the boat when in boat
       operation mode. Pressing left turns the boat to the left, but only if
       the boat is moving forward. The same is true of pressing right while the
       boat is moving forward, press right and the boat turns right. Pressing
       up has no effect at all, not even propelling the boat forward. Pressing
       down on the D Pad causes the boat to move backward. The D Pad also moves
       the targeting cursor when in fishing mode just like the Nunchuck's thumb
       stick did in config A.

A Button: Same as control config A, toggles between boat operation and fishing
          modes. Also like in config A, selects highlighted option when in
          menus.

B Button: When held down in boat operation mode, engages throttle to propel the
          boat forward. Releasing the button cuts throttle and allows the boat
          to coast to a stop. In fishing mode, it functions in the same manor
          as in config A. When held down in fishing mode while the lure is out
          of the water, it will bring up the cast motion indicator. Releasing
          the button without simulating a casting motion will cause the
          indicator to disappear. Releasing the button after simulating a
          casting motion will launch the fishing line. Pressing and holding the
          button while the lure is in the water will continuously reel the line
          in just like in config A. Releasing the button while the lure is in
          the water will stop the reeling motion. Pressing B while in one of
          the menus will back out of the current menu or exit the menu
          completely just like in config A.

+ Button: Just like in config A, pressing + will bring up the pause menu.

- Button: Just like in config A, pressing - will bring up the inventory menu.

1 Button: Has no function when in boat operation mode. Sets drag on the line
          when in fishing mode. Unlike config A though, there is no way to
          manually lower drag setting. The button only raises drag, that is
          until drag reaches maximum at five bars then pressing the button
          again causes the drag to revert to minimum at one bar.

2 Button: Brings up GPS Map (first press), switches to wide area view (second
          press), hides GPS Map (third press) just like in config A.

Nunchuck:
Thumb stick: The thumb stick has no function in config B when in boat operation
             mode. Likewise it has no function in fishing mode, but only if the
             lure isn't in the water. If the lure is in the water, the thumb
             stick reels the line in. Move the thumb stick in a rotating
             circular motion to reel the line in and stop moving it to stop
             reeling the line in.

Z Button: Just like in config A, cancels the cast and immediately retrieves the
          lure if it's in the water and no fish is on the line. Will cause the
          line to break if pressed while a fish is on the line just like in
          config A. Also toggles between the three fishing stances just as it
          did in config A too.

C Button: Brings up and hides the fish finder in boat operation mode as well as
          fishing mode when the lure isn't in the water. When pressed while the
          lure is in the water, it will toggle between above water and below
          water viewpoints.

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03C Fishing Rod Controller\
Assembly and Set-Up       /
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      It should not be necessary to include instructions on how to assemble and
set up the fishing rod controller itself. The controller comes in two parts and
should have assembly instructions included with it if you purchased it bundled
with the game. If you purchased it used, it should already be assembled since
once the two pieces are joined they can't be separated without breaking them
both. Just incase you had the misfortune of buying a new controller that due to
some mistake at the factory, was missing it's assembly instructions, I will
describe how to assemble it anyway.

      Like I said earlier, the fishing rod controller comes in two pieces. They
are the main handle/reel body and the rod pole. At one end of the rod pole
there should be a black prong that fits into a hole in the main handle.
Assembling them should be blatantly obvious. Just stick the rod pole into the
hole and press down until it locks in place and that's it, the controller is
assembled. Next up, installing the Wiimote and Nunchuck in the fishing rod
controller itself.

      First thing you should do is install the Nunchuck in the reel body before
putting the Wiimote in it's cradle on the handle. Why you ask? Well properly
installing the Nunchuck inside the reel is tricky and can be a bit of a hassle
if you keep having to take it out for repositioning and such. So it's best to
take care of it first before installing the Wiimote. To install the Nunchuck,
remove the reel's cover by pressing the circular button at the back of it. Yes
that is a functioning button and not a decorative element, so go ahead and
press it, then slide the cover to the right and off the reel body.

      Now look inside the reel body. Notice that little cup inside a big
circular recess? Remember that earlier I said that installing the Nunchuck was
tricky? Well it's that ^&%#&%## cup that makes installing the Nunchuck so dang
tricky! Crank the reel's handle and keep your eye on the cup. Notice how it
moves in a circular fashion around the inside of that recess? That cup operates
the thumb stick on the Nunchuck when you are reeling in the line. So if you are
thinking that the thumb stick must be inserted inside that cup, you are
correct.

      Why that cup makes installing the Nunchuck so tricky is because you have
to make sure the thumb stick is correctly seated in the cup. That's easier said
than done though as you may notice that you can't see the cup when the Nunchuck
is in place. Since you can't see the cup, you have to get the stick into it by 
feel alone. After you install the Nunchuck don't place the cover back on
immediately. Instead, leave the cover off for now and rotate the crank handle
on the reel while holding the Nunchuck in place.

      You are looking to see if the handle rotates smoothly without feeling
like it's skipping and not making any knocking sounds. If the crank handle
rotates smoothly without any skipping and knocking sounds, then the thumb stick
is seated correctly in the cup. If the crank handle skips, makes knocking
sounds, or both then the thumb stick isn't seated correctly. Once you have the
nunchuck installed correctly, place the cover back on and snap it in place.
Congratulations, you just installed the Nunchuck.

      Now wrap the Nunchuck's cord around the spindle at the end of the rod.
You don't have to wrap the cord any specific way, just wrap it in what ever way
works best for you. Once the cord is wrapped around the spindle, insert the
Nunchuck's plug into the jack at the back of the Wiimote first, then insert the
Wiimote into it's cradle on the fishing rod handle. When inserting the Wiimote
into it's cradle, insert it sensor end first and then push the little tab you
see at the back of the handle backward before lowering the Wiimote all the way
and releasing the little tab.

      If you insert the Wiimote into the cradle before plugging the Nunchuck
cable into it, you may find it harder to get it in all the way. That's why it's
best to plug the cable in first then set the Wiimote in it's cradle. The
fishing rod controller should now be ready for use, so get into the game and
fish. Just make sure you set the control configuration to config B first
though. Note if you think that you will be spending a lot of time playing this
game, it may not be a bad idea to purchase a second Nunchuck to keep
permanently installed in the reel body.

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04A Before You Go Fishing \
Things You Should Know    /
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      Before you even begin fishing, there are a few things I feel you need to
be aware of. The first is reputation points, each lake has a set number of
reputation points you must earn to unlock it's tournament. Unlocking a lake's
tournament and then completing said tournament will unlock the next available
lake. You earn reputation points simply by catching fish, the larger a fish is,
the more points it nets you. You may have noticed that there are two options on
the main menu that take lead to a lake to fish. These are Career and Quick
Fish, Career is the game's primary mode and the only mode that allows you to
unlock lakes by unlocking the tournaments associated with them. Quick Fish is
just that, a quick way to just get onto an unlocked lake and fish. You can only
earn reputation points and unlock tournaments in Career mode, fish caught in
Quick Fish mode won't net you any Rep points.

      There is also one thing that I highly suggest you do before you go
fishing. Select the "Career" option on the main menu and select any unlocked
lake to go to the BPS Store. Select the "Equipment" option in the store to go
up to the counter. Now scroll down to "Lines" and buy yourself a roll of 17lb
test line if you haven't already purchased one yet. Once you've bought a roll
of 17lb line, press B twice to return to the store's main menu and select
"Start Fishing" to head to the lake.

      Once on the lake, press "-" to bring up the inventory menu. Scroll down
to "Lines" and scroll over to the roll of 17lb line you bought then press A to
equip it. This way you will be using the strongest line available to you. Also
know that in the Wii version of the game, once you equip a line it becomes
permanently equipped until you manually equip a different line so you won't
have to keep re-equipping it each time you load the profile.

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04B If Using Control Config A\
Fishing Freehanded           /
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      As soon as the game loads the lake you selected, you will already be in
boat control mode with your character sitting in the driver's seat. The boat
will be floating next to a dock so before you begin fishing, you obviously have
to go to a spot where you can find some fish. Tilt the thumb stick on Nunchuck
forward to get the boat moving. You can turn the boat by tilting the stick
diagonally forward & left or forward & right to turn in those directions. You
can also tilt the thumb stick back to back-up and press the "1" button on the
Wiimote to bring up the fish finder in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

      If you need a map, you can press the "2" button to bring up the GPS Map.
When you first bring up the GPS Map, it will be displaying a small area and be
positioned in the bottom-left corner of the screen. If your press 2 again, the
GPS Map will be switched to a wide area view and be repositioned to the center
of the screen. Press 2 a third time and the GPS will disappear. Know that you
can't have both your fish finder and GPS Map on the screen at the same time.
Bringing up one automatically hides the other.

      OK, now that you know how to operate the boat, cruise around with the
fish finder on. Watch the fish finder itself as you cruise around and coast to
a stop when you reach an area where the fish finder shows you the presence of
fish. Once the boat has come to a complete stop, press A on the Wiimote to
switch to fishing mode. Now, you should notice that a small green circle with
crosshairs in it has appeared on the surface of the water. That is your
targeting cursor, it shows you where the line should end up after you cast,
although it's is only approximate.

      Before we get too far ahead, let me bring your attention to the bottom
left corner and top left corner of the screen. There are four gauges that
appear in the bottom left corner while you are fishing. One of them is already
displayed. The line made up of five horizontal bars with the first one green
while the others are grey is your drag indicator. You can set the drag with the
up and down directions on the Wiimote's D Pad. Pressing up increases drag and
pressing down decreases it. I suggest you increase the drag to about three
bars.

      There are two gauges that appear together in the top left corner of your
screen when the lure is in the water. The one on the left is the distance
indicator, it shows how far from the boat the lure is. The one on the right is
the depth indicator, it shows how far below the water's surface the lure is.
Let's get back to the targeting cursor, you can move it with the Nunchuck's
thumb stick in an arc in front of the boat. The arc is relative to your boat
itself and has a fixed range.

      If you take cursor to it's maximum distance in front of the boat and keep
pressing forward on the thumb stick, the cursor will remain fixed at it's
distance from the boat and the boat itself will begin to inch forward slowly.
Likewise, if you take the cursor to it's maximum distance to left or right of
the boat and keep pushing in those directions, the boat will start to slowly
turn in those directions. Move the targeting cursor to a spot where you think
you may find fish. With your arm fully extended in front of you, press and hold
the B button on the Wiimote. This will cause an arc to appear on the screen.

      The arc will have a large red section in the middle with a small green
section bordered by yellow on each side at each end. Swing the Wiimote up into
the vertical position to simulate the back swing on a real fishing rod. If you
did this correctly, you should see a horizontal white line appear and begin
moving toward the back of the arc. If the line doesn't appear, let go of the B
button and return your arm to the fully extended position in front of you to
reset your casting stance and then try again.

      Let's move on. When the white line reaches the green zone at the back end
of the arc (the end closest to your boat) swing your arm forward while still
holding down the B button to simulate the forward swing of a real fishing rod.
If done correctly, the line should reverse direction and begin going back
toward the green section at the front of the arc. As soon as it enters that
green zone, release the B button to launch the fishing line and complete the
cast. Once the lure hits the water and sinks below the surface, the camera will
automatically switch to the below water viewpoint.

      If you'd like to keep using the above water view, you can switch back to
it by pressing the 1 button on the Wiimote. Whether you are using the above or
below water view, you should notice a second gauge appear in the bottom left
corner of the screen once the lure is in the water. This one looks like a
circle with a hook in it, and the circle will vary in color from solid black to
any of several shades of green. There is no info on this gauge in the game's
documentation, so I will call this one the "fish interest gauge". The fish
interest gauge shows you how interested or uninterested the fish in the region
are in your lure. As the interest of the fish increases, the gauge will start
to change from black or faint green to bright green.

      Well now that your lure is in the water, you need to create some lure
action to draw the attention of the fish in the area. Press B to reel the lure
back in, but don't reel in continuously. Instead hold the button down for a
second or two and releases it. Keep pressing and releasing the button for
random amounts of time to create a swimming motion in the lure. You can also
shake the Wiimote to wiggle the lure in the water. Eventually a fish may decide
to go after your lure, if this happens the camera will pan around to show it to
you. If you see a fish following your lure, slow down your reeling motion by
increasing the period of time where you are not holding down the B button. Keep
and eye on the fish and if it takes the lure, immediately and forcefully yank
the Wiimote into a vertical position to set the hook.

      Note that I said yank and not swing, that is because you have to pull it
hard and fast to successfully set the hook. If you successfully set the hook
you will see the message "Hook is set!" appear briefly in white text on a black
text box. As a matter all in-game text messages appear as white text on a black
text box. Moving on, once a fish has taken the lure you start reeling it in by
pressing the B button on the Wiimote. Just don't press and hold the button down
as that could put too much strain on your fishing line and cause it to break.
Instead develop a pattern of tapping the button by continuously pressing and
releasing it. Whether you have set the hook or not the fish interest gauge will
vanish and two new ones will appear in it's place.

       The bigger one on the left that is composed of a green area bordered on
each end by yellow, orange, and then red areas is your line tension gauge. It
shows you how much stress there is or isn't on the line. The second smaller
gauge to it's right is the fish's stamina gauge. It shows you how exhausted the
fish is becoming during the fight. While the fish is fighting you should
actually keep your eye on those two gauges instead of the fish itself. Focus on
the line tension gauge and try to keep the horizontal white line in it from
getting all the way to the outer edge of the red area on either end.

      If the white line reaches the outer edge of the red area at the top, your
fishing line will break and the fish will escape. If you snag what looks like a
really large fish and you're worried that it could snap the line even with drag
in use, by all means feel free to increase drag to maximum. If the white line
reaches the outer edge of the red area at the bottom, the line will be too
slack and the fish may spit the lure out and swim away. Also be aware that the
fish can spit the lure out and swim away regardless of line tension if you
didn't successfully set the hook. OK, now I'll tell you a bit about the fish's
stamina gauge. This one is made up of a vertical set of five green squares
inside a frame. As the fish fights, those squares will begin changing from
green to yellow and then from yellow to black. The squares will change color
one at a time starting from the top most square.

      Once all five squares have changed to black, the fish is exhausted and
can be reeled in freely. You may still need to keep an eye on line tension
while reeling in an exhausted fish, but it won't be too much to worry about. I
don't know if a fish can recover it's stamina after it becomes exhausted if you
don't reel it in fast enough. However, it better to reel it in as fast as you
can once it's exhausted just incase in can recover it's stamina if you take too
long. The fish will be caught automatically as soon as you get it close enough
to the boat once it's stamina gauge is depleted. Congratulations, you just
caught yourself a fish! Now, you can cast again or return to boat operation
mode and go see what fish you can find in other areas of the lake.

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04C If Using Control Config B\
Fishing With The Fishing Rod /
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      Playing Bass Pro Shops: The Strike with the Fishing Rod Controller using
control config B is a little different from playing it freehanded using control
config A. Some of the controls are the same while others have changed. Just
like in control config A, once you are on a lake, you will start already in
boat control mode with your character sitting in the driver's seat and the boat
floating next to a dock. This time you have to use the D Pad and B button on
the Wiimote to operate the boat. The B button acts as throttle while D Pad left
and right steer in those directions. D Pad down alone acts as reverse, pressing
B while holding D Pad down will cancel out the effects of D Pad down and cause
the boat to go forward.

      Among other changes are those to drag setting and targeting cursor
movement. The 1 button on the Wiimote controls drag setting and the D Pad moves
the targeting cursor when in fishing mode. Briefly switch to fishing mode and
trying setting drag using the 1 button. You may notice that 1 only raises drag
but doesn't lower it. As a matter of fact with control config B, you can't
manually lower drag. If you have drag set at three or four bars and want to
lower it back to one or two bars, you have to take it all the way up to five
bars and then press 1 again. This will cause it to revert to one bar.

      The reel's crank handle which manipulates the Nunchuck's thumb stick
obviously reels the line in when the lure is in the water. The B button on the
Wiimote does so too in the same manor it did in config A. The C button which is
on the right side of the reel controls the fish finder. The Z button which is
also on the right side of the reel has the same function as it did in config A.
OK, lets go fishing. Press B to engage throttle and move the boat forward.
Steer with the D Pad if you need to and while your at it, bring up the fish
finder by pressing the C button on the right side of the fishing reel.

      Cruise around until you find a spot where the fish finder shows you the
presence of fish. Once you reach an area that looks promising, release the B
button and allow the boat to coast to a stop. Once the boat has stopped press A
to switch to fishing mode. Set drag to about three bars or more if you feel you
need more drag. Move the targeting cursor to a spot that you think looks good
and then press and hold B to bring up the cast indicator. Next swing the rod
into the vertical position to get the white line in the arc to start moving
towards the back. As soon as that line enters the green area at the back of the
arc, swing the rod forward and let go of the button when the white line enters
the green area at the front of the arc again.

      Once the lure hits the water the fish interest gauge will appear just
like with config A. Reel the line back in stopping and re-starting randomly to
draw the attention of any nearby fish. If you want, you can hold the fishing
rod with only your right hand and reel the line in with the B button alone. You
can also shake the rod to wiggle the lure much like with config A, this is
easier to do if you just use the B button while holding the fishing rod with
one hand.

      Eventually, a fish may go after and take the lure. If that happens,
immediately yank the fishing rod into the vertical position to set the hook.
You should know how to tell if you've successfully set it by now. Just like
with config A, the fish interest gauge should have vanished to be replaced by
the line tension and fish stamina gauges. Start reeling in the line using the
reel's crank handle instead of the B button on the Wiimote, the crank handle
gives you more effective control on the line tension. You can more easily
control the amount of line tension by varying how fast you turn the crank
handle. Fight the fish while keeping an eye on the tension gauge and being
careful not to put too much or too little stress on the line. Once the fish has
exhausted all of it's stamina, reel it in. Congratulations, you just caught
yourself a fish with control config B! Now like before, you can cast again or
return to boat operation mode and go see what fish you can find in other areas
of the lake.

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      This is a list of all the fish species available in the game. This is not
a lake by lake list of fish, nore is it a list of what fish are available in
each lake. That information is covered in better detail in another section of
the FAQ. The fish are listed by species name in alphabetical order and all
size information was taken from the game's manual. Included under each species
name is also a description of what the fish looks like if available. Be aware
that I will only give descriptions for fish I have caught myself. If I haven't
yet caught any specimens of a specific species, that it will be noted where the
description should be. Also included is the minimum and maximum size for each
species indicated both in physical length and weight.

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05A General Fish Info/
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Black Crappie\
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Description: Very small short bodied game fish. Mostly black in coloration. 

Size Range: 0.5 lb to 4.0 lb in weight, 3" to 11" in length.

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Catfish\
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Description: Long & broad bodied fish with cat-like whiskers on it's lower jaw.

Size Range: 2.0 lb to 20.0 lb in weight, 12" to 45" in length.

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Kentucky Spotted Bass\
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Description: Medium length fish with a spear shaped body. Sometimes has a pale
belly with greenish coloration along it's back.

Size Range: 0.5 lb to 8.0 lb in weight, 6" to 24" in length.

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Lake Trout\
------------
Description: Has a torpedo shaped body with a rounded snout. Pale along itís
belly and dark in coloration with light spots all over it's body. Fish has a
very small triangle shaped dorsal fin.

Size Range: 0.5 lb to 20.0 lb in weight, 12" to 36" in length.

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Largemouth Bass\
-----------------
Description: Long bodied fish similar in shape to it's cousin the Kentucky
Spotted Bass. Brownish in body color and often has a pale belly with a dark
horizontal stripe running down the length of it's body along the lateral line.

Size Range: 0.5 lb to 20.0 lb in weight, 12" to 24" in length.

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Muskie\
--------
Description: Has a torpedo shaped body, but with a pointed snout. Usually
yellowish tan in color with a pale belly and dark spots or patterns all over
the body.

Size Range: 5.0 lb to 30.0 lb in weight, 12" to 42" in length.

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Northern Pike\
---------------
Description: A cousin of the Muskie, the Northern Pike has the same body shape.
However, the Northern Pike is darker in color (mostly brownish tan) with a pale
belly light to medium tan spots on it's body.

Size Range: 5.0 lb to 40.0 lb in weight, 18" to 48" in length.

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Smallmouth Bass\
-----------------
Description: Similar in shape to it's two cousins the Largemouth and Kentucky
Spotted Bass. Is mostly medium brown in color and sometimes has a pale belly
with dark brown vertical bands running down the length of it's body.

Size Range: 0.5 lb to 5.0 lb in weight, 12" to 21.5" in length.

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Striped Bass\
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Description: These fish are the monsters of the game. They have long spear
shaped bodies with horizontal stripes that extend from the back to belly
running down the length of the body. I refer to Stripped Bass as monsters
because of how aggressively they fight. To say that Striped Bass fight like
crazy would be a drastic understatement. Striped Bass, especially the larger
ones tend to fight like rabid dogs! Don't be surprised if a really large
Striped Bass manages to break your line even if you are using 17 lb line and
have drag set to maximum, these fish can be just that strong.

Size Range: 1.0 lb to 55.0 lb in weight, 12" to 48" in length.

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Walleye\
---------
Description: Has a spear shaped body. Dark in color along the fish's back, pale
along the belly, and medium yellow tan along the lateral line. Also has dark
spots or patterns all over it's body.

Size Range: 1.0 lb to 17.0 lb in weight, 12" to 21.5" in length.

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White Crappie\
---------------
Description: Same body shape as it's cousin the Black Crappie. Silver in
coloration with dark vertical bands running down the length of it's body.

Size Range: 0.25 lb to 4.0 lb in weight, 3" to 11" in length.

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05B Legendary Fish/
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      Each of these fish species has one specimen that is a Legendary Fish
which can be found in one of the lakes. According to what I have read in my
research, the Legendary Fish are exceptionally large specimens of their
species, even larger than the max size that the species itself grows to.
Unfortunately, I can't tell you which legendary fish is in each lake or where
in a given lake it's legendary fish can be found. I have not yet had the good
fortune of catching any of the legendary fish myself.

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05C Reward Fish/
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      Also there are what are known as "Reward Fish" in the game. Catching a
reward fish will net you a prize, which can be either a free lure, a BPS Gift
Card, or even extra Reputation Points beyond what the fish is usually worth.
The prize awarded for a reward fish is random and any fish can be a reward fish
regardless of species or even fish size. You can tell if you've hooked a reward
fish if colored sparkles appear around the fish's jaw when it takes the lure
and it keeps blowing out sparkling bubbles as you reel it in.

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\                            Section 06 The Lakes                             /
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      These are the lakes available in the game. Included with each lake is
information on how to unlock the lake itself and how to unlock the lake's
tournament. I have also included a list of what fish species I have managed to
catch in the lake. For now only the lakes I have managed to unlock are listed,
I'll update the FAQ with information on other lakes as I manage to unlock them
or if someone supplies me with the information.

      Also, most lakes have two separate docks. You start at one in Career mode
and Quick Fish mode. You start at the other when competing in a tournament. In
this FAQ, I'll refer to them as the Career Dock and the Tournament Dock, as
well as provide a description of the terrain around each to help you
distinguish them. It would also be a good idea for you to spend some time
exploring on each lake after you've unlocked it and familiarize yourself with
the locations of the two docks. This way you can easily find them when you need
to get to one from the other.

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06A Lake 01:\
Lake Amistad/
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How to unlock the lake: No need to unlock this one, already unlocked at start.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 50 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: Located on the lake shore in an arm of the lake on the
eastern side of it. There is a bridge that you can pass under to reach the
other areas of the lake visible close by on the right.

Location of Tournament Dock: Located on the western side of an island near the
mid-southern section of the lake. There is a second bridge which you can't pass
under located at a further distance from the dock then the one by the Career
Dock to the left of the island when traveling North along the west side of the
island.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass,
Catfish, and Black Crappies.

You can find maps of Lake Amistad at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/01-Lake_Amistad.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/61458

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06B Lake 02: \
Lake Ouachita/
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How to unlock the lake: Complete Lake Amistad tournament.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 60 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: Located in an alcove on the north side of the lake.
There are no structures in the area, except for a boat launching ramp next to
the dock itself. Also, the terrain in the vicinity is moderately forested.

Location of Tournament Dock: Located in another alcove on the south side of the
lake. Like the Career Dock, the terrain is moderately forested. Also, there is
a shack of some type with what looks like a gas pump on the dock in front of it
in the area. In the same general vicinity, there is a set of roofed docks that
have some boats docked in them.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass,
Kentucky Spotted Bass, Catfish, Black Crappies, and White Crappies. Note, the
loading screen for Lake Ouachita claims that the lake also has Walleyes in it,
yet I have never caught a Walleye in this lake.

You can find maps of Lake Ouachita at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/02-Lake_Ouachita.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/61532

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06C Lake 03:\
Lake Fork   /
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How to unlock the lake: Complete Lake Ouachita tournament.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 70 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: Located in the Northeastern section of the lake. There
is a shack with a gas pump and a sign that reads "GAS" in the area.

Location of Tournament Dock: Located on a narrow strip of land that runs North
and South near the mid southern section of the lake. The terrain in the area is
barren and there is a dead tree at the south tip of this strip of land. The
strip of land is also separated by a small section of lake water forming a
triangle shaped island where the dead tree is.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Catfish, White Crappies, and Black
Crappies. The lake's loading screen also indicates that there are Smallmouth
Bass in the lake. I have never caught or even seen a Smallmouth Bass in Lake
Fork though.

You can find maps of Lake Fork at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/03-Lake_Fork.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/61753

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06D Lake 04:\
Lake Wylie  /
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How to unlock the lake: Complete Lake Fork Tournament.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 80 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: Located on the west side of the lake. There is an
elevated observation deck just slightly north of the dock on the right. There
is also a bridge visible in the distance to the north.

Location of Tournament Dock: The lake is shaped a bit like an X, if you look at
it in the GPS map and use your imagination. The Tournament dock is located
around the middle of the X along the lake's southern shore. The dock is one of
two sets of floating docks with a ramp leading down to each from the lake
shore. There is what appears to be a house on the lake's south shore and the
surrounding terrain is moderately forested.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Catfish, Black Crappies,
and White Crappies.

You can find maps of Lake Wylie at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/04-Lake_Wylie.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62157

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06E Lake 05:     \
Lake Guntersville/
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How to unlock the lake: Complete Lake Wylie Tournament.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 90 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: Lake Guntersville has two islands in the middle of it.
The career dock is located along the southern shore of the larger of the two
islands. The dock is covered and the terrain behind it is heavily forested.

Location of Tournament Dock: This dock is located at the tip of a peninsula on
the south end of the lake. There are several lily pads around and below the
dock. There is also a house on the lake shore to the south-west of the dock.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Kentucky Spotted
Bass, Striped Bass, Catfish, Black Crappies, and White Crappies. The lake's
loading screen says that the lake has Walleye's in it. I have never caught,
nore even seen a Walleye in Lake Guntersville though.

You can find maps of Lake Guntersville at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/05-Lake_Guntersville.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62163

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06F Lake 06:  \
Lake Champlain/
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How to unlock the lake: Complete Lake Guntersville Tournament.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 100 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: The dock is located along the shoreline on the lake's
west side. When you start, you are facing a bridge that is oriented
North/South. The bridge is the southern most of two such bridges on the lake,
there is a slightly longer North/South oriented bridge just to the north of the
dock.

Location of Tournament Dock: Lake Champlain's Tournament Dock is also located
along the shoreline on the lake's west side. It is the first dock you come to
if you head south from the location of the Career Dock. There is a lighthouse
on the lakeshore behind the dock and a exploration buoy pair in the small
alcove immediately behind the lighthouse.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Lake
Trout, Muskie, and Walleye.

You can find maps of Lake Champlain at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/06-Lake_Champlain.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62177

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06G Lake 07:\
Oneida Lake /
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How to unlock the lake: Complete Lake Champlain Tournament.

How to unlock the lake's tournament: Earn 110 reputation points in Career mode.

Location of Career Dock: Oneida Lakeís Career dock is located on the lakeís
western most end. It looks like a double dock, two separate wooden docks on
either side of a boat ramp. You start by the wooden dock ro the right of the
ramp. There are also two bridges next to the dock, on your right is a truss
style bridge and there is a simple beam type bride to your left.

Location of Tournament Dock: The Tournament Dock is located on an island out in
the middle of the lake. There is a long and narrow dock made of rotting wooden
facing due north. The island has three evergreen type trees on it and an
exploration bouy is by itís western shore. The bouy is only there when fishing
in Career Mode, it along with all bouys donít appear in tournament mode.

Fish found in the lake: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike,
Muskie, Lake Trout, Walleye, and Catfish.

You can find maps of Oneida Lake at the URLs below:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/07-Oneida_Lake.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62197

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\                         Section 07 The Tournaments                          /
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      Here I'll detail the game's various tournaments. Included is information
on how to unlock each tournament and what you get for completing the tournament
itself. I will also indicate what fish you are allowed or required to go after
and also my favorite places to find the targeted fish. Also, keep in mind that
during all tournaments, you need to get back to the dock where you started
before time runs out. If you arrive late, you will be penalized for it. You
will loose one pound from your catch total for each minute that you are late.
Also, when competing in a tournament, you will not have the Fish Interest Gauge
available.

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07A Tournament 01      \
Lake Amistad Tournament/
-----------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 50 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Lake Amistad.

Targeted fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and/or Striped Bass only.

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Lake Ouachita, you also get a $25.00 BPS
gift card as a prize the first time, and only the first time you place first in
this tournament.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: From the Tournament Dock, look for
a bridge that should be partially visible to your right in the distance. Head
over there and go after the fish swimming under the bridge. Why this spot you
ask? One word, "Stripes"! There are Striped Bass swimming around under that
bridge and some of them can be huge. There are also Catfish over there, but
they aren't too common, the Striped Bass are far more prevalent in the area.
Don't be surprised if you land a Striped Bass that weighs around 30.0 lbs or
more under the bridge. I personally have nabbed a 51.7 lb Striped Bass under
that bridge on one of my fishing trips.

      Another good reason why that bridge is a good spot to fish in is because
it is close to the Tournament Dock. Keep fishing until you are down to about 30
seconds, then press Z to cancel the cast (whether a fish is on the line or
not), return to boat operation mode, and hightail it back to the Tournament
Dock. You should be able to make it back with about 3 to 5 seconds to spare.

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07B Tournament 02       \
Lake Ouachita Tournament/
------------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 60 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Lake Ouachita.

Targeted fish: This tournament allows Smallmouth Bass only.

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Lake Fork, you also get a $50.00 BPS gift
card as a prize the first time, and only the first time you place first in this
tournament.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: Believe it or not, the best place
I have found to catch Smallmouth Bass for this tournament is by the lake's
Career Dock. I suggest that you spend some time exploring the lake before you
begin the tournament and familiarize yourself with the location each dock
relative to the other. Then develop a route that allows you to get from one
dock to the other in about 40 seconds to about 1 minute at the most. As you
approach the Career Dock from the south, look for a lone hotspot marker in an
alcove slightly to the right of the dock. There are plenty of Smallmouth Bass
swimming around near it. Keep fishing until you have about a minute left, then
hightail back to the Tournament Dock. As long as you don't make any wrong
turns, you should make it back with about 5 to 10 seconds to spare.

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07C Tournament 03   \
Lake Fork Tournament/
--------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 70 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Lake Fork.

Targeted fish: This tournament allows Largemouth Bass only.

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Lake Wylie, you also get a $75.00 BPS gift
card as a prize the first time, and only the first time you place first in this
tournament.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: Pinning down a favorite spot was
really difficult as Largemouth Bass seem to be all over the place in this lake.
I did identify three spots where they seemed to be common. The first is right
next to the tournament dock itself, believe or not. The dock is next to a
narrow strip of land that runs north and south. At it's southern end it is
split by a small section of the lake which results in a triangle shaped island
with a dead tree on it. There is a single hotspot marker between the island and
the rest of the strip of land. I found plenty of Largemouth Bass swimming by
that spot. The second is at the lakes southern most tip. Look for an alcove
with a hotspot marker, Largemouth Bass as well as Catfish can be found by that
marker. Last of all, turn west from the dock and look along the larger strip of
land to the west. The southern most hotspot marker along the western shore of
that strip has plenty of Largemouth Bass too. With anyone of these three spots,
give yourself about 30 to 60 seconds to get back to the dock.

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07D Tournament 04    \
Lake Wylie Tournament/
---------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 80 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Lake Wylie.

Targeted fish: Largemouth Bass only.

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Lake Guntersville, you also unlock a new
boat. You acquire the Tracker Pro Crappie 175 if you complete the Tournament in
1st place.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: From the Tournament dock, turn
eastward and look for a hotspot marker near the lake shore. It should be near a
corner where the lake shore direction is East and West to your North and North
-West and South-East to your East. See my map of Lake Wylie for clarification,
the URL for the Map is under Lake Wylie in the Lakes section above. This spot
is close to the Tournament Dock, give yourself about 15 to 20 seconds to return
to the dock. You should make it back with 3 to 5 seconds to spare.

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07E Tournament 05           \
Lake Guntersville Tournament/
----------------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 90 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Lake Guntersville.

Targeted fish: Striped Bass only. Seeing a pattern here? Every tournament so
far has required that you go after one species of Bass or another. This game
should have been named Bass Pro Shops: Go After The Bass...

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Lake Champlain. You also unlock a new boat,
the Nitro 640 if you complete the tournament in 1st place.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: Look on your GPS map. See the
small circular island with bridges on it's northern and southern shores? Head
over to the northern bridge, and looking towards it look for the first pylon
that is completely surrounded by water. It should be the second pylon out from
the small island that connects the two bridges. Fish by the hotspot marker next
to that pylon. You will find plenty of Striped Bass over there, there are also
some Catfish in the area. The Catfish however aren't too common and you'll find
Stripped Bass going after the lure a lot more often then the Catfish will. Like
the previous tournaments, give yourself 30 seconds to get back to the dock.

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07F Tournament 06        \
Lake Champlain Tournament/
-------------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 100 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Lake Champlain.

Targeted fish: Smallmouth Bass only.

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Oneida Lake. You also unlock an additional
boat, the Tracker Pro Team 175 the first time you place 1st in this tournament.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: Turn north and head to the
vicinity of the Career dock. Look for a hotspot marker just south of the Career
Dock itself, I found plenty of Smallmouth Bass swimming by that marker. Give
yourself about 15 to 20 seconds to get back to the Tournament dock, or more
time if you feel like you may need it, (30 to 45 seconds may be overkill
though).

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07G Tournament 07     \
Oneida Lake Tournament/
----------------------

How to Unlock Tournament: Earn 110 Reputation points while fishing in Career
mode on Oneida Lake.

Targeted fish: Either Largemouth Bass or Smallmouth Bass, (Both are allowed).

Reward for completion: Unlocking of Lake Pickwick. You also unlock an
additional boat, the Nitro Z6 the first time you place 1st in this tournament.

My favorite spot to fish in this tournament: Look along the lakeís north shore
for a string of hotspot markers positioned along the shore. They should be
directly north of the island that has the tournament dock. There should be four
in all along the shore with the first looking like two dots one above the other
with three extending east from that one. There are both Smallmouth Bass and
Largemouth Bass swimming by the third one of the three along the lake shore
(from west to east). Give yourself about 15 to 25 seconds to get back to the
dock.

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\                      Section 08: The Exploration Buoys                      /
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     Each lake in Bass Pro Shops: The Strike has ten exploration buoys that are
set up in pairs scattered across it. The buoys look like the standard
navigation buoys that you would find out a sea, albeit just much smaller. The
buoys also have a small red light on them that turns green once you've passed
between them. The exploration buoys also only appear on the lakes in career
mode. They don't appear during the tournaments or during free-fish mode.

     Below I will list detailed instructions to each pair of exploration buoys
on each lake. You can follow my instructions to the buoys or look for them
yourself. If you choose to look for them on your own, I can provide you with
some advice. Try to sail along the lake shore when searching for the buoys, as
they will often be near the shoreline. Also, when searching for the buoys, look
in every nook and cranny. Check every area that your boat can reach as the
buoys are often in out of the way spots and aren't often visible from the
lake's main body. It is also a good idea to always have your GPS map up while
searching for the buoys.

     Also, the two buoys that make up a pair will always be positioned so that
they are directly across from each other. You could theoretically stretch a
rope from one buoy in a pair to it's mate and the rope would be completely
straight. Sometimes the two buoys in a pair will be close together and other
times they will be far apart, but they will always be directly across from each
other.

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08A Lake Amistad's Buoys/
------------------------

     Below are instructions on how to find Lake Amistad's exploration buoys. If
these instructions are hard to understand, you can also use my map of Lake
Amistad to find the exploration buoys. The exploration buoys are marked on the
map as yellow squares. The map is posted at two separate websites. You can find
the URLs to the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/01-Lake_Amistad.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/61458

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Buoy Pair 1\
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From the lake's career dock, sail north and pass under the bridge you see ahead
of you. After passing the bridge, turn south and continue until the lake turns
west again. Here, make a 180 degree turn and sail north again along that narrow
strip of land you see on your right. Watch for an inlet on your right, it
should be the first of two available. Sail into the inlet to find buoy pair 1.

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Buoy Pair 2\
------------
From the first pair of exploration buoys sail back out into the lake and turn
north again. Continue heading north until you get to the second inlet and sail
into it. Buoy pair 2 is inside that inlet.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
To find buoy pair 3 sail back out into the lake from the inlet where pair 2 was
located and continue north. The lake should soon turn west and be split into
two narrow streams that are separated by a small island that is shaped a little
like a spear tip. It doesn't matter which side of the island you sail along, as
both paths will lead to the exploration buoys. Continue following the lake
heading west until you reach the western end of the area. Buoy pair 3 is right
there at the end.

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Buoy Pair 4\
------------
For this pair of buoys, make a 180 degree turn from where pair number 3 is and
sail back to the east. Follow the lake as it turns south going passed the
inlets where buoy pairs 1 and 2 are, which should now be on your left. Follow
the lake sailing south until you come to the t-bone shaped island where the
lake's tournament dock is located. Make a right turn into the strip of water on
the north side of the island. Follow this strip of lake until you come out on
the west side of that island. There turn north and head to an inlet north of
the island. Buoy pair 4 is right ahead of you at that inlet.

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Buoy Pair 5\
------------
For the final pair of exploration buoys, turn south from where pair number 4
is. Keep heading south until you get near the t-bone shaped island, this time
stay on the island's west side. Keep and eye out for the bridge on the lake's
west side which should be to your right. Turn toward the bridge a soon as it
comes into view, the fifth pair of exploration buoys is in front of the bridge.

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08B Lake Ouachita's Buoys/
-------------------------

     Here are instructions on how to find the exploration buoys on Lake
Ouachita. Just like with Lake Amistad above, you can use my map for Lake
Ouachita to find the buoys if the instructions below are hard to understand.
The exploration buoys are marked on the map as yellow squares. The map is
posted at two separate websites. You can find the URLs to the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/02-Lake_Ouachita.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/61532

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Buoy Pair 1\
------------
From the lake's Career dock, follow the lake south until you come to the tip of
the narrow curved island in the middle of the lake. Looking on your GPS map,
look for an inlet that heads North-West from the region around the island. The
inlet should turn West after a short distance. Sail into the inlet and follow
it to the end where you will find buoy pair 1.

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Buoy Pair 2\
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From the location of buoy pair 1, sail back to the main body of the lake and
turn south once you get to the narrow curved island. Stay on the western side
of the island and make a right turn at the next inlet you come to. Follow this
inlet to it's end where you will find buoy pair 2.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
For buoy pair 3, sail over to the lake's career dock. As you approach the dock
from the north look to the left and you will see the buoys in a small alcove.

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Buoy Pair 4\
------------
From buoy pair 3 turn around and return to the lake's main body. Follow the
lakeshore as it heads East and then North-East. The lakeshore should eventually
turn East again and around this area you should find an inlet that heads South.
Turn into the inlet and follow it to the end where buoy pair 4 will be located.

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Buoy Pair 5\
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To get to buoy pair 5, return to the lake's main body from the inlet where buoy
pair 4 was located. Sail north from the entrance of the inlet with you GPS map
displayed and look for a "finger" like inlets to your north. Buoy pair 5 is
located at the end of the inlet that is the second one in from the right side.

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08C Lake Fork's Buoys/
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     Here are some instructions for Lake Fork's exploration buoys. Just like
with the previous lakes, you can use my map for Lake Fork to find the buoys if
these instructions are difficult to understand. The exploration buoys are
marked on the map as yellow squares. The map is posted at two separate
websites. You can find the URLs to the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/03-Lake_Fork.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/61753

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Buoy Pair 1\
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From the lake's career dock, head south with your GPS map up. Make a 180 degree
turn at the first opportunity that you get. You should be looking for a nook
just south of region where the career dock is located. The best description I
can give for this nook is that it is shaped like two curved cutouts that point
north-east. The exploration buoys are in the northern cutout.

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Buoy Pair 2\
------------
To get to buoy pair 2, sail down to Lake Fork's Tournament dock and sail north
along the shoreline where the dock in located. Exploration buoy pair 2 is
located at the end of that section of the lake.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
From the location of buoy pair 2, sail south until you are back in the main
body of the lake and turn north along the west side of the lake. Look on your
GPS map for a circular alcove located on the west side about halfway up the
lake's length. The buoys are inside the alcove.

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Buoy Pair 4\
------------
To reach buoy pair 4, turn around and return to the lake's main body from where
buoy pair 3 is located. Follow the lakeshore north and look on your GPS map for
a peninsula where you can head north along the right side or west along the
left. Take the path on the right and follow it to the end where buoy pair 4
will be located. 

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Buoy Pair 5\
------------
To get to buoy pair 5, turn around and return to the tip of the peninsula and
turn west. Follow the lakeshore north until you come to another alcove that
heads north too. Turn into it and follow it to it's end where you will find
buoy pair 5.

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08D Lake Wylie's Buoys/
----------------------

     Here are some instructions for Lake Wylie's exploration buoys. Just like
with the previous lakes, you can use my map for Lake Wylie to find the buoys if
these instructions are difficult to understand. The exploration buoys are
marked on the map as yellow squares. The map is posted at two separate
websites. You can find the URLs to the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/04-Lake_Wylie.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62157

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Buoy Pair 1\
------------
Sail south from the career dock until you come to the lake's southern shore.
Here turn east and follow the shore a short distance until you come to an inlet
where you can turn south. Follow the inlet to it's end where you will find buoy
pair 1.

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Buoy Pair 2\
------------
For buoy pair 2, return to the lake's main body and sail east. Go past the
tournament dock and keep following the lake as it turns south and then east
again. The lake should begin to turn north-east, look on your GPS map for a
wedge shaped alcove just to your south. Turn and head into it, the exploration
buoys are right there in the alcove.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
Buoy pair 3 is located in the same region as pair number 2. Turn around and
continue to follow the lake to the north-east. Keep going until you reach the
end of the area, buoy pair 3 is right there.

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Buoy Pair 4\
------------
To reach buoy pair four return to the lake's tournament dock. Once by the dock
sail north into the northern section of the lake. The lake should eventually
turn north-east. Around this area, look for an inlet that goes south before it
curves to the north-east too. Enter this inlet and follow it to it's end where
you will find buoy pair 4.

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Buoy Pair 5\
------------
To get to buoy pair 5, turn around and return to the lake's main body. Once
back in the lake's main body continue heading north. As the bridge on the
lake's north side comes into view, look for a small island to your left. Buoy
pair five is on the left side of the island. You can turn left and sail along
the stretch of water on the south side of the island or go around it's north
end and pass between the buoys from the north side.

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08E Lake Guntersville's Buoys/
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     Here are some instructions for Lake Guntersville's exploration buoys. Lake
Guntersville has a small island with two bridges. This island and bridges
effectively separate the lake into an east side and a west side. I will be
referring to the these sides in the instructions below. Just like with the
previous lakes, you can use my maps for Lake Guntersville to find the buoys if
these instructions are difficult to understand. The exploration buoys are
marked on the map as yellow squares. The map is posted at two separate
websites. You can find the URLs to the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/05-Lake_Guntersville.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62163

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Buoy Pair 1\
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From the lake's career dock sail south-west, staying on the east side of the
lake. Keep going until you reach the southern most point on the east side of
the lake. The exploration buoys are right there at the end.

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Buoy Pair 2\
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For buoy pair 2, make a 180 degree turn from buoy pair 1 and head north-west.
Remain on the east side of the lake. As you sail north look for three nooks to
your right, the first is just after buoy pair 1, nook two is directly across
from the southern bridge, and nook three is almost directly to the right of the
lake's career dock. Sail into that nook right there, buoy pair 2 is at it's
end.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
To get to buoy pair 3, return to the lake's main body and head north-east
again. As you get to the northern end of the large island that has the lake's
career dock, turn north-west. Once you are on the west side of the island turn
north-east again. You should see a large bulbous area on your GPS map. As you
enter the region you should get a message that you've found exploration point
3. Believe it or not, the two buoys that make up pair 3 are on opposite sides
of that area.

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Buoy Pair 4\
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From buoy pair 3, turn around and sail south-west. This time, stay on the
western side of the island that has the lake's career dock, pass under the
northern bridge, and head into the lake's western side. Turn north-west as soon
as you can and follow the lakeshore until you come to an area where you can
turn almost directly north or turn mostly west. Go north and follow the lake as
it turns mostly north-east and then almost directly east. That's where buoy
pair 4 can be found.

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Buoy Pair 5\
------------
To get to buoy pair five, go back to the spot where you had to decide between
going north or turning west. This time head west/south-west and follow this
strip of water to it's end. Buoy pair 5 is at the end of it.

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08F Lake Champlain's Buoys/
--------------------------

     Here are some instructions for Lake Champlain's exploration buoys. Much
like Lake Guntersville, Lake Champlain has some islands and bridges that
essentially divide it into two sections. I will be referring to these sections
as west section and east section in the instructions below. If you find these
instruction too difficult to understand, you can use the map of Lake Champlain
to find the buoys. The exploration buoys are marked on the map as yellow
squares. The map is posted at two separate websites. You can find the URLs to
the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/06-Lake_Champlain.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62177

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Buoy Pair 1\
------------
You start on the Lake's west side, just south of an island. There is another
island with two north/south oriented bridges just east of you. Turn and head
north from your starting point, heading toward the island to your north while
keeping the bridges on your right. As you head north, a different bridge, this
one oriented north-west/south-east should start coming into view. As you get
closer to that bridge, buoy pair 1 should also become visible just before the
bridge itself.

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Buoy Pair 2\
------------
From the location of buoy pair 1, make a 180 degree turn and head south. As you
near the dock where you started, look for a lighthouse that should start
becoming visible in the distance on the lake's western shoreline. As you pass
the lighthouse, make a turn to the west along the shoreline where the
lighthouse itself is located. Buoy pair 2 should now be right ahead of you.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
To get to buoy pair 3, continue heading south from where buoy pair 2 was
located. As you near the southern tip of the lake, look for two curved alcoves,
one on the east side and the other on the west side. Buoy pair 3 is in the
alcove on the east side of the lake.

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Buoy Pair 4\
------------
To get to buoy pair 4, turn north from where buoy pair 3 is located and stay
along the lake's eastern shoreline as you head north. Look for a north-
west/south-east oriented bridge near the lake's south end, it's one of the
bridges that seems to divide the lake. Head right for the bridge itself, as you
get close, you should notice that the buoys are next to it's support pylons.
Pass under the bridge to record that buoys in your progress.

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Buoy Pair 5\
------------
To get to buoy pair 5, continue heading north. Stay in the east side of the
lake as you make your way. After passing a few islands, you should reach an
alcove in the lake's north-east corner. Buoy pair five should become visible
just as you enter the alcove.

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08G Oneida Lake's Buoys/
--------------------------

     Here are some instructions for Oneida Lake's exploration buoys. Just like
with the previous lakes, you can use my map for Oneida Lake to find the buoys
if these instructions are difficult to understand. The exploration buoys are
marked on the map as yellow squares. The map is posted at two separate
websites. You can find the URLs to the sites below.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/Avaman100/Maps/07-Oneida_Lake.gif
http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/961214-bass-pro-shops-the-strike/faqs/62197

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Buoy Pair 1\
------------
From the lakeís career dock sail east, staying near the lakeís south shore. The
buoys are just past the beam bridge to your right. As soon as you pass the
bridge, the first of the two buoys in this pair should become visible. The
second one for the pair is just a short distance further ahead.

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Buoy Pair 2\
------------
To find buoy pair 2, continue sailing east following the lakeís southern shore.
The lakeshore will take a few south-southeast dips before it turns north-
northeast in alignment. Buoy pair 2 is just before the spot where the shore
changes direction, at the lakeís southern most section.

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Buoy Pair 3\
------------
From buoy pair 2, continue following the lakeshore sailing east-northeast until
the shore turns mostly north. Buoy pair 3 is right there at the corner where
the shore turns north.

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Buoy Pair 4\
------------
To get to buoy pair 4, follow the lakeshore as it heads north from where buoy
pair 3 was located. Buoy pair 4 is along the lakeshore just past the two
bridges to your right.

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Buoy Pair 5\
------------
Unlike the first four buoy pairs which were along the lakeshore, buoy pair 5 is
out in the middle of the lake. Despite that, the pair isnít very difficult to
find if you know where to look. Sail toward the island where the lakeís
tournament dock is located. One of the buoys for pair 5 is next to the island.
Just sail past the buoy to the west of the island to mark the set as found. If
you want to see the other buoy for that pair sail to the smaller island that is
to the north-west of the one where the tournament dock can be found.

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I wish to thank the following:

XS games and Piranha games Inc for developing and releasing Bass Pro Shops: The
Strike. Nintendo for licensing the game for the Wii and Psyclone for the
development of the game's fishing rod controller.

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June 20, 2010
Began planning this FAQ.

June 23, 2010 10:00 PM EST
Started writing the "Controls" section of the FAQ.

June 24, 2010 5:00 AM EST
Completed the "Controls" section of the FAQ.

June 24, 2010 6:50 AM EST
Began writing the "How To Fish" section of the FAQ.

June 26, 2010 4:00 AM EST
Completed the "How To Fish" section of the FAQ.

June 26, 2010 4:45 AM EST
Began writing the "Available Fish Species" section of the FAQ.

June 26, 2010 9:25 PM EST
Completed the "Available Fish Species" section of the FAQ.

June 27, 2010 12:05 AM EST
Began building the "The Lakes" section of the FAQ. Section to be completed at a
later date.

June 27, 2010 3:35 AM EST
Began building the "The Tournaments" section of the FAQ. Section to be
completed at a later date.

June 27, 2010 4:00 PM EST
Began writing the "Introduction" section of the FAQ.

June 27, 2010 8:00 PM EST
Completed the "Introduction" section of the FAQ.

June 28, 2010 12:40 AM EST
Began writing the "Legal Info" section of the FAQ.

June 28, 2010 2:45 AM EST
Completed the "Legal Info" section of the FAQ.

June 28, 2010 3:00 AM EST
Began writing the "Credits" section of the FAQ.

June 28, 2010 3:05 AM EST
Completed the "Credits" section of the FAQ.

June 28, 2010 7:00 AM EST
Began writing the "Contact Info" section of the FAQ.

June 28, 2010 7:05 AM EST
Completed the "Contact Info" section of the FAQ.

July 06, 2010 8:40 PM EST
Updated the "Lakes" Section of the FAQ adding info for Lake Wylie and URLs to
Maps of all lakes.

July 08, 2010 5:50 AM EST
Updated the "Tournaments" Section of the FAQ adding info for the Lake Wylie
Tournament. Also added Supercheats.com to the list of authorized host sites.

July 10, 2010 4:35 AM EST
Added Cheatcc.com to the list of authorized host sites.

July 13, 2010 10:00 AM EST
Updated the "Lakes" section adding data for Lake Guntersville.

July 13, 2010 6:40 PM EST
Updated the "Tournaments" section adding info for the Lake Guntersville
Tournament.

October 13, 2010 8:41 PM EST
Modified some of the section numbers to make space for an additional section in
the FAQ. Section 08 Credits became Section 09 Credits, Section 09 FAQ Progress
History became Section 10 FAQ Progress History", and Section 10 Contact Info
became Section 11 Contact Info.

October 13, 2010 8:50 PM EST
Updated the Table Of Contents with the new section numbers and the new section
08, "The Exploration Buoys".

October 15, 2010 6:30 PM EST
Began writing the new Section 08: The Exploration Buoys.

December 05, 2010 6:20 PM EST
Finished listing directions to the exploration buoys for Lakes Amistad,
Ouachita, Fork, Wylie, and Guntersville.

December 05, 2010 9:35 PM EST
Recompiled the FAQ with the new section integrated into it.

December 06, 2010 8:20 PM EST
Updated the "Available Fish Species" section adding descriptions for the Lake
Trout, Muskie, Northern Pike, and Walleye.

December 28, 2010 5:50 PM EST
Updated the "Legal Info" section of the FAQ, removing cheatcc.com (for personal
reasons) from the list of authorized host sites.

December 28, 2010 6:15 PM EST
Updated the "Lakes" section of the FAQ, adding data for Lake Champlain.

December 28, 2010 6:52 PM EST
Updated the "Tournaments" section of the FAQ, adding data for the Lake
Champlain Tournament.

December 29, 2010 2:00 AM EST
Updated the "Exploration Buoys" section of the FAQ, adding data for Lake
Champlain's buoys.

April 15, 2011 6:30 PM EST
Updated the "Lakes" section of the FAQ, adding data for Oneida Lake.

December 16, 2011 3:00 PM EST
Updated the "Tournaments" section of the FAQ, adding data for the Oneida Lake
Tournament.

April 18, 2011 5:50 PM EST
Updated the "Exploration Buoys" section of the FAQ, adding data for Oneida
Lakeís buoys.


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If you have any feedback or information you feel would be beneficial for this
FAQ, you can E-mail me at ezeldachamp <at> gmail <dot> com.