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Bassin's Black Bass with Hank Parker is a tournament fishing video game for the Super NES, in which the player attempts to rise up from an amateur tournament to the bass fishing championship and beat Hank Parker for the Championship. This game is called Super Black Bass 2 (スーパーブラックバス2?) in Japan.

Despite being somewhat of a niche game, it is still viewed fairly positively by gamers [1] [2] and professional critics.[3]


The game takes place in an unknown state, likely in the south,[4] in three lakes and one river.

Green Valley Lake[]

The location of the Local Amateur Tournament, Green Valley Lake appears to be a glacial lake, due to its general appearance and name. Green Valley Lake is fairly shallow, and as such supports a large amount and variety of plant life, including water lilies, reeds or cat tails and weed beds.

Onyx River[]

The location of the Amateur Bass Championship, Onyx River gets its name from thick sediment, making for very low visibility water. This, combined with flowing, moderately deep water makes for little plant growth. The river flows from SSE to N, with rock slides in a small, eroded oxbow in the northern portion of the east arm of the river.

Bronze Lake[]

Bronze Lake is the site of the Pro Bass Tournament. Bronze Lake was formerly a farm valley before the river was dammed, as evidenced by the underwater buildings. A man-made reservoir, the largest signs of humanity are the dam at the southern end, and a garbage dump in a cove in the north east corner. Dead trees, flooded when the river was dammed, are located near the dam, on either side of the lake.

Bluestone Lake[]

Chosen as the site of the Bassin' World Championship, Bluestone Lake likely gets its name from its depth, from which it receives its deep blue coloring. Its many features include dense water lilies, a road bridge running through the center of the lake, a garbage dump, and sunken weeds and cars.[5]


  1. theragu40, posted Dec 1, 2005
  2. GameFAQs, accessed March 12, 2008.
  3. Received a 9/10 from Game Informer magazine in July 2003
  4. The majority of winners of the Bassmasters Classic, as well as the locations, have been in the Southern United States. Bassmaster Classic
  5. All of the information on the lakes comes from a GameFAQs walkthrough or my own experiences. [1]