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    for the SEGA Dreamcast™
    © 2001 BY RUE4GAMES
    >>>  CONTENTS
    This FAQ is a mini-guide created to help Dreamcasters hook the big ones in 
    This is not a replacement, or reproduction, of all the basics covered within 
    the instruction manual.
    The writer assumes you are smarter than a fish by using these simple TIPS & 
    TRICKS to have fun. 
    I hope you enjoy this resource as much as I enjoy playing this game! 
    Each character has their own abilities. From the main menu you can select the 
    CHARACTER option 
    to choose your character. To start off the game you will only have 7 
    characters to choose from. 
    By experimenting with different characters you can also change the narrators 
    voice in the game.
    More characters can be unlocked by successful completion of the various 
    Tournament Modes.
    The different characters can be customized as shown below:
    PLAYER TYPE---Choose your favorite character based on their abilities!*
    CLOTHING---Protect yourself from the fashion police and dress for success.
    SUNGLASSES---These are very cool but they won't improve your vision.
    CAP/HAT---You might need a hat so you don't get too much sun and burn.
    BOAT COLOR---Are you color coordinated yet?
    ***SPECIAL TIP #1*** The PLAYER TYPE is the most important selection here! 
    True beauty is more than skin deep for this game, so find the best character 
    to fit your style!
    I used  A. Taylor and then J. Carter to start off with. Why not give them a 
    You picked out a character that is dressed to impress. But what do all these 
    abilities really mean?
    CASTING DISTANCE---How far can you cast your line? The maximum casting 
    distance is 34.5 yards, 
    but you won't want to hook one from that far out most likely! By selecting 
    the A button before you cast, 
    you can change your style of casting from overhead, side armed (left or 
    right), and a skipper across 
    the water. You can adjust the distance slightly using the very cool Fishing 
    Rod Controller too.
    CASTING ACCURACY---Is your lure hitting all the right spots? It seems easy 
    enough to start off, 
    but sometimes when you see  a big one underwater you will want minor 
    adjustments to the location 
    of the cast.
    RETRIEVE SPEED---How fast can you reel in your line? This can help reel in 
    the fishing line faster. 
    Use the B button to pull in your line automatically if there isn't the fish 
    you want around.
    SIGHT---You snagged the cool shades but can you see fish from above the water 
    easily? As you ride 
    around in your boat looking for fish you will sometimes see silhouettes of 
    fish from above the water.
    FIGHTING TECHNIQUE---You gotta fight hard to land the big ones! This changes 
    how accurately your 
    fight meter displays the line tension as you reel in the fish.
    CATCHING TECHNIQUE---You hooked the big one and have the fish next to the 
    boat. With a larger 
    red zone to use the A button, you can stay calm and pull it in!
    ***SPECIAL TIP #2*** For beginners the most important ability is FIGHTING 
    Finding the right fishing spots take some luck at first, but reeling the fish 
    in takes all your skills!
    I prefer the Fishing Rod Controller when I play because it offers a more 
    realistic game simulation.
    The speed of your boat varies using the X and Y buttons combined with the joy 
    stick for movement. 
    You will find a lot of tight quarters to navigate as you search for hot spots 
    on the water. Immediately 
    crank the gas up all the way and use the joy stick to direct the boat. Time 
    is precious so don't worry 
    about being slow and quiet, the sound of your boat will not scare away the 
    You will also notice you have a Depth Finder when you enter the various play 
    modes. When cruising 
    the waters you can hit the A button to see different options. You can change 
    your depth finder to a 
    Fish Map to see the boundaries of the fishing area or select Go to Other 
    Areas. Remember that you 
    can't switch to other areas when less than an hour of fishing remains.
    ***SPECIAL TIP #3*** Pay attention to the DIFFERENT SOUNDS you hear while 
    riding in your boat!
    Your boat has a special SONAR DEVICE directly under its bow (front) for 
    locating fish under the water. 
    If you hear a beeping noise, try to stop and back up--before--you cast your 
    line into the water.
    This works effectively for both the Depth Finder AND the Fishing Map too.
    Watching the FMV INTRO to the game not only gets you excited to play, it 
    gives you TIPS ABOUT LURES!
    Although the graphics of the silver truck didn't match my beat-up Pathfinder, 
    it effectively demonstrates 
    some of the lure motions/movements you will need to master to catch the big 
    fish. You have a limited number 
    of lures to start with in the game. However, there are 102 as you advance 
    through the various stages. 
    (After catching about 3,000 total pounds of fish to date, I still have 31 
    lures left to unlock! ~laughs~)
    Because gamers use different controllers and there are so many lures I wont 
    go into details of all of them. 
    Instead I will help explain the best factors to keep in mind using my 
    favorite lure as an example. I played 
    using the Dreamcast Fishing Rod controller and used the DOUBLE WILLOW  (lure 
    #38) almost exclusively 
    to unlock the new fishing locations within the game. Listed below are its 
    NAME---Double Willow
    CATEGORY---Wire Baits
    WEIGHT---3/8 oz.
    Like the characters in the game, you will discover lures all have special 
    attributes and  are best used 
    for specific situations. For best results experiment to find a lure that YOU 
    can use effectively. I liked this 
    lure because I can use it in shallow water as well as medium and deep waters. 
    Factors such as Water 
    Temperature, Color of Bait, Time of Day are important too. However this 
    particular lure worked  for me 
    in every situation of the game until much later when I had to use the BUZZ 
    BAIT and NOISY BAIT as well. 
    ***SPECIAL TIP #4*** Use a Sinking Lure for GREATER VISION under the water. 
    Cast your line into the 
    water and look for fish as you reel in your line in quickly. If you don't see 
    any fish you can use the B button
    to automatically reel in your line and cast elsewhere again! Maybe you will 
    find the big one right away?
    When you are going for big bass try to think of a BIG SHARK! They are 
    attracted by sounds, motions and 
    sights which induce a FEEDING RESPONSE from them. You can tell when you have 
    a sharks attention!
    (Although the soundtrack for the game is cool, just imagine if you heard the 
    JAWS THEME music when 
    a fish was about to bite the lure! ~laughs~)
    ***SPECIAL TIP #5*** Catch the BIGGEST FISH OF THE DAY when playing the 
    Tournament modes! 
    This will unlocks special lures that are not available when you start the 
    Keeping these factors in mind, use a lure that makes NOISE! This is a good 
    way to get attention from a bass.
    Cast your bait against walls so they fall into the water and create a large 
    splash. Let your bait sink and 
    drag it slowly over rocks and wood structures under docks. Trash and/or junk 
    make noise too. You can also 
    use a noisy surface lure to drive the fish bonkers too.
    When reeling your lure try to give it natural MOTIONS! Imagine a frog jumping 
    into the water and then 
    quickly diving for safety. Or reel a bit faster so the bass thinks its a 
    small fish showing panic to get away. 
    If you notice that you have some attention from a fish, DO NOT alter your 
    lure movement too suddenly or 
    you might lose the fish!  
    Usually fish will charge and attack the lure at higher speeds. If for some 
    reason your fish is staring at 
    the bait reconsider the lure motion and the time of day. Mornings and 
    evenings are best times to catch fish. 
    They prefer shade or deeper waters when the temperature gets too hot. When 
    its cold they are more likely 
    to be near the surface or shallow waters. Also keep in mind that fishing in 
    deeper waters takes more time!
    Also, the Largemouth Bass tend to be more dumb than their Smallmouth 
    relatives. They are more likely to 
    hit the lure if you have the bait between your boat and the fish. If you cast 
    past the fish, most likely it will 
    not chase the bait until you have reeled it past the fish towards your boat. 
    Keep in mind that fish generally 
    won't  come closer than 7 yards to the boat!
    Use a bait that has a noticeable COLOR! If its morning, evening or maybe just 
    cloudy and/or raining you 
    may want a bright colored lure. Consider darker and more natural color lures 
    for sunny days. Also, lures
    that make reflections in the water will attract attention. 
    When the fish does finally bite, PULL UP THE ROD TO HOOK THE FISH! This is 
    very important to set the hook 
    so they don't get away. Don't start reeling them in right away or your line 
    might snap. Instead give the fish 
    a brief moment to run with the bait. The maximum line length for your rod is 
    usually about 38 yards.
    Always be patient and keep your eyes on the LINE TENSION, red is bad and 
    green is good for the meter.
    Use left and right motions to fight the fish in the opposite direction so its 
    struggles will work for you!
    When the fish struggles with its mouth open is also a good time to reel.
    EXAMPLES: If the fish is running right, then tap your line to the left and 
    occasionally reel. When the fish 
    changes directions to the left you can reel in the slack more quickly and 
    then tap to the right. If the fish runs 
    down and away, tap left and right (or pull up and down on the rod). Most oft
    en you will have the best luck 
    fighting the fish from left to right. Repeat this process until you have the 
    fish near the boat to catch it!
    Most of the time a hungry fish will jump on your hook right away. If you miss 
    the fish try and give it some 
    time to get back to the original spot where you lured it out from hiding. 
    Fish seem to be creatures of habit 
    and like to feed at various times of day in different areas and conditions. 
    If the fish doesn't seem interested 
    be prepared to move on to another spot and save time. 
    ***SPECIAL TIP #6*** Learn to DROP THE HOOK and land the big ones! By using a 
    faster reeling technique 
    you can get a fish to chase at a very fast pace. Keep an eye on the distance 
    of your line as the fish approaches. 
    Once the fish and lure are close to the boat (7 to 10 yards) sometimes you 
    can time it so you stop reeling 
    for a split second and the hook will literally fall right into its mouth! Try 
    finding other techniques to catch 
    fish closer into your boat and then you will eat less time on the clock!
    By winning the tournaments you can unlock NEW LOCATIONS and SECRET 
    CHARACTERS! You can also earn some extra points and/or SPECIAL LURES for the 
    Biggest Fish Award of the day. Always remember to save your game before you 
    power off your dreamcast when you do well!
    The adventure begins at LAKE EAGLE, which has 5 default locations to choose 
    from when you start the game.
    Although its challenging at first you should find great success fishing in 
    these waters as the game continues. 
    Take this opportunity to practice BEFORE you challenge the Tournament in the 
    ***SPECIAL TIP #7*** Remember that PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE and practice always 
    makes perfect! 
    When you unlock a new location it becomes available in the Free Fishing Mode. 
    Find out where the hot spots 
    are before you compete in the new tournaments for best results! Then hope for 
    some good luck fishing!  8^)
    Below is a listing of the various tournaments and fishing locations you will 
    discover in the game. I also ranked my favorite locations to help you find 
    those SUPER BIG ONES! (1 = 1st, 2 = 2nd)
    ---BEAVER DOCKS - 2
    ---DEER CREEK - 1 (tie)
    ---ANDERSON BRIDGE - 1 (tie)
    ---EAGLE DAM  
    ---HUMP POINT - 1
    ---GOLDEN FALL - 2
    ---ROSALIE DOCKS - 2
    ---REED AREA - 1
    There are many varieties of fish to catch in the game but you will want to 
    focus on the BASS! The biggest 
    Largemouth Bass i have caught to date was from Hump Point at Lake Rattler (18 
    lbs 09 oz.). I landed a few 
    Super Big Ones, over 18 lbs., at Deer Creek and Anderson Bridge as well. 
    Whats your biggest catch?
    ***SPECIAL TIP #8*** Always THINK AND SAVE WISELY when playing the Tournament 
    If you have done well through the first stages of a tournament and have a bad 
    day in the rain you can quit 
    and go back to the start of the last stage you were playing! By winning the 
    various Tournament Modes 
    you can unlock 4 Secret Characters in the game!
    Beating the World Classic Tournament was a hard fight as SMALLMOUTH BASS are 
    the new catch of the day! 
    The trick to beating this level is not easy. You will probably need an 
    average 30 pounds of fish per day to 
    win first place in this tournament as it is based on weight only. But here 
    are some helpful tips for hooking 
    the big ones to win it all!
    Try starting at the bridge using E. Vick as a character. Then rotate 
    immediately to the right. You will see 
    people wearing all white clothes in the background. Cast directly at them 
    with a good lure that lets you see 
    underwater (such as #38). Most often there will be a BIG ONE or two right 
    there every time! Use a Surface 
    Lure to catch them while they are near the surface in the morning (such as a 
    Noisy Bait). Take them both out 
    and work to the right along the perimeters to get all the others you can (use 
    trusty #38 or the Buzz Bait). 
    Don't bother fishing too deep because you really don't have the time to spare!
    This sounds easy enough... But, from my experience you need to catch all your 
    fish BEFORE NOON! The last day of this Tournament is probably the most 
    frustrating part of the game. So hang in there and keep trying! 
    The biggest Smallmouth Bass I caught was 11 lbs and 12 oz.  
    ***SPECIAL TIP #9*** Use the tips above to UNLOCK THE ULTIMATE CHARACTER! By 
    finishing the 
    World Classic Tournament ranked in the top 3 you will unlock E. McCrary with 
    all attributes 100%. 
    Now that your a TRUE BASS MASTER you can go back through the earlier stages 
    again to catch those 
    Super Big Ones that got away. Congratulations on a job well done!
    >>> KUDOS!
    If you made it this far along... I want to THANK YOU for taking the time to 
    read this FISHY FAQ! 
    I hope this  mini-guide helps you with your adventures in SEGA GET BASS 2! 
    be creative, dare to dream!
    ***SPECIAL TIP #10*** Don't forget to use the MESSAGE BOARDS AT GAMEFAQS for 
    timely answers 
    to your urgent questions about video games! Who knows, you may find some new 
    © 2001 BY RUE4GAMEZ
    All contents of this publication are copyright. However, this document may be 
    reproduced in whole or in
    part with prior written approval of the original author. Send requests by 
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