Fishing Gear

Tackle and equipment useful for your smallmouth bass fishing pleasure and success!

 Christopher Smith

Spinnerbaits, Buzzbaits: Grubs, Swimbaits and Skirtless, Oh My

Most people keep their spinnerbaits and buzzbaits stock and put on different color skirts.  Who’s to say that they need a skirt at all? After all, casting a skirtless buzz bait leads to less backlashes in windy weather and sometimes bass may want a different profile. Wired2fish recently did a great article on this.  Check […]

 Christopher Smith

Everything Smallmouth Tackle Grab Review

I just got my third installment of my monthly Tackle Grab Subscription and I have to say, I am very impressed with the stuff that I’ve been receiving. Tackle Grab is a monthly service that sends a package every month with high quality baits and terminal tackle. It’s like getting a Christmas present every month! […]

 Christopher Smith

Are You Throwing The Wrong Bait? Smallmouth Bait Tips

We are all looking for smallmouth bait tips so that we can catch more bass.  When seasons change and forage changes, you may need to change what you are fishing with. After all, if you are throwing a tube and smallies are chasing bait fish, you’re not going to catch what you could.  So how […]

 Christopher Smith

Fishing Rod Flotation Device Review

 Don’t think you need a life preserver or flotation device for your rod and reel? If you are doing any fishing from a boat or kayak, and have expensive gear, you should take a look at this device. The Case of the Flying Fishing Rod I’d like to tell you a little story. I was […]

 Christopher Smith

How To Fix A Baitcaster Backlash

I love fishing for bass with a baitcasting reel, especially now that I know how to fix a baitcaster backlash.  I always used to just pick a the line to try to free it up and it only occasionally worked on mild backlashes. Recently I was fishing from shore and I wound up to launch […]

 Christopher Smith

Daredevil (Daredevle) Spoon For Smallmouth Bass

I was reminiscing about fishing as a kid and was wondering if the old Daredevil spoon can be used for smallmouth bass. It seems everyone had a Daredevil spoon lure in their tackle box at some point in their lives and many still do.  The most popular use for these spoons these days is for […]

 Christopher Smith

Kayak Smallmouth Fishing

More and more people are getting into smallmouth kayak fishing and I can see why.   The kayak is much less expensive to operate than a bass boat or a jet boat, you can get into places that a motor boat can’t get you and being close to the water puts you right in the […]

 Christopher Smith

Lures To Catch Smallmouth Bass

If you have figured out your next fishing destination, you are going to need lures to catch your share of smallmouth bass. The type of lure you choose will depend heavily on many factors. These include: Water temperature Water clarity – how clear or muddy are we talking River or Lake and is there current […]

 Christopher Smith

Ultralight Fishing Smallmouth Bass

I have often read about ultralight fishing for smallmouth bass and how much some people enjoy it but I always worried about the fish breaking my line and then swimming around iwth my lure in their mouth for an eternity. This article helped me understand the benefits of ultralight fishing, the biggest of which is […]

 Christopher Smith

Preventing Skin Cancer While Fishing

Jeff does a great discussion on preventing skin cancer while fishing.  The key point he makes is that prevention starts when you are young. If you are getting sun spots as you age, this is from damage that has occurred your whole life. Preventing skin cancer while fishing “Fishing is about spending time outdoors. And […]