Smallmouth Fishing

 Christopher Smith

Keep fishing, hunting hot spots secret

I agree wholeheartedly with this author to keep fishing, hunting hot spots secret. ᅠAlthough it is nice to get tips and location information for great fishing hot spots, with the internet, a hot spot can be ruined quickly by too many anglers. ᅠNot everyone has a catch and release ethic and sometimes a great fishing […]

 Christopher Smith

Delaware River Smallmouth Spinnerbaits

When the Delaware River smallmouth spinnerbait bite is on, watch out. The fish here are lean and mean. They don’t have the forage that you get on the Susquehanna or Lake Erie so when you get a hold of one, they are all muscle and put up quite a fight. You gotta love the spinnerbait […]

 Christopher Smith

Gill Hooking Fish….

When catching smallmouth bass, there is always a danger of gill hooking the fish and causing enough bleeding to kill the fish. Smallmouth bass are pretty resilient and fishing with artificial baits with constant attention to whether you are getting a strike can reduce the risk to serious injuries to the bass.ᅠ I’ll never forget […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Spawn Map

This smallmouth bass spawn map is a helpful map for predicting the spawn. ᅠI prefer to use it to know where not to fish so that we can preserve as many young of the year smallmouth bass as possible. ᅠThe Susquehanna River right now needs help in getting its smallmouth bass population back on track […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth on the Juniata River

Watch this episode on Smallmouth on the Juniata River from Backwoods Angler TV to see how you fight through adverse conditions, high pressure weather, blue bird skies and keep searching for different patterns until you find it or the fish turn on. ᅠSo many times we fish and think there are no fish. ᅠThe smallmouth […]

 Christopher Smith

Black Blade Spinner for River Smallies

Sometimes throwing a spinner bait for mallmouth bass is the most fun a human should be allowed to have. Black blade spinners for river smallies are an option to have in your tackle box. Whether you are slow rolling it along the bottom waiting for a “thump” or burning it near the top to cover […]

 Christopher Smith

Spring smallmouth bass

Awesome cold water spring smallmouth bass! Keep it coming boys. You gotta love the conditions, going where few will venture for smallmouth bass!  

 Christopher Smith

Spring Smallmouth Fishing in Wind

Smallmouth bass on a tube in frigid water. Spring smallmouth fishing in wind can be brutal. This must be right after ice out with water temps below 40 F and air temps around freezing. This is some dedication and excitement! I got to hand it to these guys, braving the wind and cold. I hate […]

 Christopher Smith

Stained Water Bass Lures

Smallmouth bass fishing in stained water can be a challenge. This is a great little video clip of Blaine Mengel and Chris Gorsuch of backwoodsanglertv giving some advice to help you select the best lure for the best conditions.ᅠ Sometimes you know the water is going to be stained with poor visibility and you prepare […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Fishing in New Jersey

With the onset of trout season, many anglers will be hitting the streams and smaller rivers looking to catch stocked trout. Some of them may find a smallmouth at the other end of their line. Habitats that are conducive to trout survival also hold smallmouth bass. The forage is ideal for smallies; crayfish, bugs, other […]