Fishing Safety

 Christopher Smith

Don’t Be Stupid: Fish Safely In The Cold

This is the time of year where we begin hearing tragic stories of anglers killed by the cold, in most cases, by errors of judgment. Since smallmouth bass are highly concentrated in areas of North America where winters are cold, I thought I’d take a few minutes to review a few basic safety tips. I […]

 Christopher Smith

Fishing With Lightning, Not A Good Combo: Let’s Keep You Safe

This 6 second clip of lightning striking in front of Angler, Tucker Owing’s, boat is crazy! When it hits the water, it sounds like gunfire. Has this ever happened to you? Sometimes storms will pop up out of nowhere when you are fishing and you don’t have time to get back to the ramp or […]

 Christopher Smith

Boating Checklist For Spring Smallmouth Fishing

For those of us that live in areas where winter weather puts a halt to our favorite pastime, fishing for smallmouth bass, it is now time to start preparing for a new fishing season. One of the main concerns of any angler is to have their boat ready to go fishing when ice-out occurs. With […]

 Christopher Smith

Gut Hooked Fish: Do They Survive? How To Remove The Hook

We have all been there. You’re slow to set the hook because the wind is blowing and you don’t feel the bite. You land the bass and your heart sinks as you see you’ve gut hooked the fish and you fear this catch and release won’t go so well.  You fiddle around with the hook […]

 Christopher Smith

Fishing Eye Injuries Can Be Prevented

Did you know that fishing eye injuries are the most common sports related eye injury? ┬áThis honor used to be held by basketball and raquet sports, what with all the elbows flying around but now fishing leads the pack. There is nothing worse than having an injury on the boat that cuts short the day, […]