Fishing Gear

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

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Popper Fly Tying

Here is an excellent video of smallmouth popper fly tying, creating a beautiful fire tiger pattern. Top water baits are so awesome for smallmouth fishing because you see the pop-pop-pop, and then BAM!  If you want to jump when you get a hit, poppers are the ticket. Smallmouth Popper Fly Tying The art of smallmouth […]

 Christopher Smith

Fly Fishing For Smallmouth Bass in Rivers

Fly Fishing For Smallmouth Bass in Rivers can be a whole new world of fishing for you if you’ve never tried it and have stuck to trout fishing.  I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you caught smallmouth “accidentally” but maybe you aren’t targeting them specifically.  They often share the same rivers and streams but […]

 Christopher Smith

Jerkbait Fishing Techniques for Smallmouth Bass

Are you confused by jerkbait fishing techniques for smallmouth bass? There are some days that jerkbaits are the only thing that smallmouth bass will go after and if this isn’t part of your arsenal, you are missing a lot of bass, and A LOT OF FUN. There is something about the erratic action of a […]

 Christopher Smith

GoPro Hero 2 and Fishing for Smallmouths?

Here is an awesome video highlighting great fishing on the Susquehanna and fantastic use of the GoPro Hero 2 video camera. Freaking awesome guys! Keep it coming! GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition (2011 Model)

 Christopher Smith

River Fishing for Smallmouth Bass – Tricks and Tips!

When river fishing for smallmouth bass and the conditions change you may need to search for another strategy.  With the rain coming this weekend in the east, you may want to try this combo using an inline spinner bait linked to a small swim bait and a slow retrieve. This can trigger a bite by […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass and Crayfish

Some good info here on fishing for smallmouth bass with baits that mimic the crayfish. I like his points about the wind effect on forage and what to do when you don’t have a lot of time to search for great locations. Watch to the end to see the chunker of a smallmouth bass! Smallmouth […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Fly Fishing Schools

The most popular smallmouth fishing techniques involve standard fishing methods with traditional equipment and lures such as jigs, spinnernaits, crankbaits, jerk baits and stick baits. Fly fishing for smallmouth is a whole new challenge and can make your fishing life more interesting and diverse by learning a new skill.ᅠ Smallmouth Angler is pleased to offer […]

 Christopher Smith

Cold Water Smallmouth On Jerk Baits

Cold water smallmouth fishing on jerk baits can be a real test of patience.  When the water is cold, we often go to hair jigs and tubes as our preferred bait.  To change things up a bit, using a jerk bait can sometimes be the ticket to success, if you have the patience.  This is […]

 Christopher Smith

Three Quick Twister Tail Jigging Tips and a 5lb Smallmouth

Twister tails have been a go to bait for smallmouth bass for years. Recently though, you don’t hear many people talking about them with the production and marketing of so many other soft plastics. This is a GREAT tutorial on how one bait can give three different presentations in fishing for smallmouth bass.ᅠ Three Quick […]

 Christopher Smith

Some of the basics for fly fishing – Smallmouth Fun!

Fly fishing for smallmouth bass is a hoot! Some of the basics for fly fishing are included in this great article. It has never been a better time to get into this niche due to the great improvements in tackle priced in a reasonable range. Since bronzebacks aren’t that picky, you don’t need the wide […]