I didn't want to drag the drop shot thread of track, so I've made this new thread to discuss.
I did not know there were bass in Korea. I only learned 2 years ago there were bass in the southern part of Africa. I hope fishing in Korea isn't as expensive as in Japan. I took a business trip to Japan. When I heard people were bass fishing, I got the urge. I asked where I could find a guide. The cost prohibited me from fishing. The cost to fish is so high,the guides are really taking clients so THEY have enough money to fish for a day. Now I understand why the Japanese come here to fish competitively.
Northern strain bass (and bluegill) were introduced into Korea in the late 60's/early 70's.
From that time until now, the bass have taken over the entire country.
As far as I know, Japan has both Northern and Florida strain bass, but Korea only has Northern strain.
I do not know of any guides here in Korea for bass fishing, but if you or any other UB members are ever in Korea for any reason, drop me a line and I will get you on the water if possible.
In terms of tackle and boats, etc, yes, Korea is very expensive, probably equal to Japan.