Lake Smallmouth Fishing

 Christopher Smith

Lake Tapps Smallmouth Fishing: The Great Northwest Goes Bronze

View Larger Map Less than an hour south of Seattle Washington sits a 2,200 acre reservoir called Lake Tapps that is a piece of smallmouth bass fishing heaven.   Created in 1911, it was used for hydrelectric power until 2004.  The lake is not entirely private, however; Pierce County maintains a county park at the […]

 Christopher Smith

Spring Smallmouth Fishing Tips: Brush Off The Cold And Brush Up Your Skills

As February fades and we move toward spring, many anglers come out of hibernation and get trigger happy to be back on the water. Some of us have braved the elements and fished through the winter but with a new season, comes new opportunities. Let’s take a look at some spring smallmouth fishing tips  on […]

 Jim Hanley

Live bait fishing for small mouth bass on Lake Erie: Amazing success is only a dip away.

When booking a charter with me for small mouth bass on Lake Erie, I am often asked by new customers, “what quantity of fish can we expect to catch?”. My response for the last 25 of my 35 years in this business is 35 to 50 small mouth per day. I say 25 out of […]

 Jim Hanley

Lake Erie Bass Tips and Tactics for Tube Lovers

By Jim Hanley The first time I was introduced to a “gitzit” was in 1978 Thousand Islands tournament. Like the fish I was enticing, I was hooked by this new technique. That first day I was paired with Greg Ward, grandson of legendary TV Celebrity, Virgil Ward. He proceeded to show me what this “gitzit” […]

 Christopher Smith

California Delta Smallmouth Bass: Tidal Waterways in Fall

Fall fishing brings new patterns and adventures.  On every productive waterway, there are expert anglers who know the fishery inside and out. California Delta Smallies The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, or California Delta, is an expansive inland river delta and estuary in Northern California in the United States. The Delta is formed at the western […]

 Jim Hanley

Resurrection of Lake Erie and The Smallmouth Bass

Jim Hanley, a native of the Buffalo, New York area, has been fishing and watching Lake Erie change over the past 50 years.  As a former BASS angler, having competed in the Bassmaster Classic, Jim has a deep understanding of bass fishing and the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. Jim Hanley talks about Lake Erie […]

 Christopher Smith

Zoom Zoom Catching Smallies On St. Clair

Ex Detroit Tiger’s pitcher, Joel Zumaya, was recently taking time off from elbow injury rehab and made his way back to Michigan to catch some monster smallies on Lake St. Clair.  Joel’s nickname, Zoom Zoom comes from his ability to throw the fastest pitches ever seen in Major League Baseball. Like any smart angler who […]

 Christopher Smith

More Fall Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

Are you looking for more fall smallmouth bass fishing tips? Everyone always talks about smallmouth bass putting on their feed bag in the fall and catching larger bass in the fall.  Do you have trouble finding them?  Keep in mind that smallmouth bass are going to be moving away from areas that you found them […]

 Christopher Smith

Lamprey Effects On Great Lakes And Smallmouth Bass

There are numerous types of lampreys in the United States, many of which are native to our waterways.  The biggest concern that people have with regards to lampreys are their effects on the game fish of the Great Lakes such as lake trout, salmon and smallmouth bass. On the website of the Pennsylvania fish and […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Superior Smallmouth Fly Fishing Wisconsin

We are always in the hunt for stories of amazing smallmouth fisheries and successful conservation efforts. Lake Superior smallmouth fly fishing in Wisconsin is better than ever. The smallmouth bass populations in the Chequamegon Bay area had been severely depleted in the 80s but thanks to heros like Roger LaPenter, regulations have been put in […]