Other things to be aware of:
Storebought reeds are mostly crap. grey wet/dry sandpaper with 320 grit, a mandrel, and a plaque are your best defense. Usually, the tips and the sides are what will need the most work to get the best response from them (the tip should feel thin, like two sax reeds, not thick. You won't cut yourself tho..heh.
As for notes...Bass clef is 'two notes down' from treble clef.
(Lines and Spaces numbered bottom to top...)
treble spaces are FACE (note on top of the staff is G...)
bass spaces are ACEG
treble lines are EGBDF (first leger line above is A...)
bass lines are GBDFA
As for fingerings, bassoon is opposite the Boehm system (which is what flute, clarinet, and sax use). (Left hand on top, fingers numbered 1-2-3-4-5-6...)
Sax 'G' is 1-2-3. Bassoon 1-2-3 is C.
Sax 'C' is 1-2-3-4-5-6 (and faraway pinky...) Bassoon 1-2-3-4-5-6 is G.
Fastest way to learn your notes is to learn all your scales.
Hope this helps!