Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

If I could only fish for one

Every angler has a favorite species of bass. Me? I get excited about all of them. Whatever the predominate species of bass that lives in a given lake is the...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth ironman surpasses milestone

PARK FALLS, WIS. — New Berlin, Wisl, angler, Bill Schultz, began keeping a fishing log in 1992 when he got back into fishing. It began as a simple and practical way...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

What to know before fishing up north

After fishing the Bassmaster Northern Open on 1000 Islands out of Clayton, N.Y., I realized that fishing a swift current river connected to a Great Lake is a totally...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

The big blast: Fall smallmouth on top

Every fall there’s this thing in northern Michigan the locals call “lake-effect rain,” and boy, does it ever suck. Ordinary thunderstorms may soak you for an hour or so, but...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

A little prespawn chatter

A plan is shared: Start with a jerkbait, and when the bite slows, switch to the follow-up. The face of a friend, visible over the phone in my mind’s eye,...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Techniques to target smallmouth through the seasons

by Alex McCrickard, Virginia DGIF Aquatic Education Coordinator There might not be a finer season to explore our freshwater fisheries across Virginia than in fall. Maples, tulip poplars, oaks and...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

5 smallmouth baits for summer fishing

Summertime in most of the U.S. means a rising thermometer and sweating through a sun buff-now-turned-COVID facemask. This is often true even in smallmouth country where big smallmouth follow the...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Mueller ecstatic over 7-13 smallmouth

CLAYTON, N.Y. — Paul Mueller is good with this, no matter what happens over the next three days of the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at the St. Lawrence River. The Day...

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