Largemouth bass are, pound-for-pound, among the most "predatory" fish in freshwater. Bass anglers understand how to elicit the reaction strike as well as anyone. They know how to make fish eat something for defensive, exploratory, or other reasons, and not just by spoon-feeding the fish what they want. Effective bass angling, like trout angling, is very much about understanding the balance between finesse and force. You simply cannot play the big trout game effectively if you don't know how to force the issue sometimes, unless you are incredibly lucky and always show up at the right place at the right time when the big bugs fall out of the sky.