Fishing Gear

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

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Tips

With spring coming to a close and the summer coming, many of you are looking for smallmouth bass fly fishing tips. As the water temperatures increase during the summer, trout become stressed very easily and targeting them becomes more difficult and can lead to higher death rates for the catch and release fly fisherman. Targeting […]

 Christopher Smith

Top Water Smallmouth Bass Fishing

If you have never experienced the thrill of top water smallmouth bass fishing, then you haven’t lived. Just don’t take up this style of fishing if you are recovering from a heart attack or have high cholesterol, lol! Top Water Smallmouth Bass Fishing When it comes to heart-pounding excitement, nothing compares to topwater fishing for […]

 Christopher Smith

Getting Started Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

New to the whole smallmouth bass scene and looking for tips on getting started in smallmouth bass fishing? There are so many options and lures available that it is hard to know what to start with in terms of getting started with smallmouth bass fishing. If you want to keep your expenses low and success […]

 Christopher Smith

Kankakee River Smallmouth Fishing

I’ve been hearing a lot about Kankakee River smallmouth fishing so I thought I would highlight this fishery in today’s blog post. The Kankakee river is a popular fishing destination for anglers looking to catch smallmouth bass. The Kankakee River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 133 miles (214 km) long,[1] in northwestern Indiana and northeastern […]

 Christopher Smith

Cheap Smallmouth Fishing

Let’s explore cheap smallmouth fishing a bit.  We all see these great pictures of fantastic smallmouth bass from big lakes such as Erie and Lake St. Clair and don’t have the cash, the time or the gear to go to a location like that.  Bass boats, jet boats and even kayaks, canoes, etc require time […]

 Christopher Smith

Leader Line Knots For Smallmouth Fishing

As I was getting all my gear ready tonight, I remembered a great leader line knot for smallmouth fishing that Chris Gorsuch of the Backwoods Angler Guide Service and TV show made a video about.  On my spinning rods, I like to fish with high visibility braid such as Power Pro High-Vis Yellow in a […]

 Christopher Smith

Fish Hook Removal With String

Every angler should be prepared like a good boy scout with knowledge on how to perform fish hook removal with string.  If you have fished with others in a boat or fish with lures with treble hooks you have gotten impaled or had some close calls. When those smallmouth start thrashing around as you are […]

 Christopher Smith

Ned Rig Fishing

There’s a new jig approach that is making waves out there.  Ned rig fishing is becoming popular in some areas due to its simpicity and effectiveness. Originally started by an In-Fisherman blogger, this set up is gaining attention and is catching lots of fish, including smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as many other species. […]

 Christopher Smith

How To Fish Grubs for Smallmouth Bass

If you fish for smallmouth bass to any significant degree, you will want to try your luck with the curly tail grub. The cool thing is that they can be fished as a swimming bait or a jig and fished on the bottom with various different jig heads. How To Fish Grubs for Smallmouth Bass […]

 Christopher Smith

Top Smallmouth Bass Lure?

When it comes the the top smallmouth bass lures, the tube is one of the go to baits when all else fails.  This bait is one of the most versatile jigs and can mimic crayfish or baitfish, depending on how it is rigged and fished.  It is effective in rivers and lakes and can be […]