Keeping with the school theme, try to master the core curriculum, then move on to the graduate courses. First ask yourself: are there more rivers, manmade reservoirs, natural lakes, ponds, or swamps in my area? Whatever the answer is, focus on that water type before the others. Next, break those bodies of water into smaller sections. Treat the small sections like classes within the whole regional curriculum of bass fishing. For example, let's say you're limited to one section of the Mississippi River. Well, chances are your region's section of the river has all kinds of main river structure to fish in both heavy and light current. You're also likely to have various sizes of oxbows offering different water clarities, depths, bottom content and even aquatic vegetation types. Depending on the season, the bass will relate to all these choices differently. One region's primary school then becomes twenty smaller classes to study. Pass the tests in all of those, and you're on your way to a bachelor's degree in bass fishing.