Smallmouth Fishing

 John Rankin

A few Tips for Catching Smallmouth Bass in Clear Water

Are you one of those who doubt your ability to snag a few smallmouth bass when the water is crystal clear? If so, don’t feel bad as many of us find this a daunting challenge. But put that chin up, and read on because we are going to help you with a few¬†tips for catching […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report 12.13.2013

Let’s take a look at some smallmouth bass fishing reports for the middle of December, 2013. There aren’t many reports available this time of year but we can count on continued reports from Tennessee. Even if you don’t live in these areas, I hope this helps you figure out what to fish when the water […]

 Christopher Smith

Serves You Right Ya Big Dope! Preserve The Resource

Serves You Right Ya Big Dope! Preserve The Resource

An Indiana man was arrested this week for illegal possession of smallmouth bass. Police noticed a man that was keeping too many smallies and had some that were not of legal size. He was arrested and it was found that he had previously been charged for the same offense. The problem with this type of […]

 Christopher Smith

Can You Use Frogs For Smallmouth Bass?

The Frog…not always considered a top option in smallmouth bass fishing. Sure, we use them in largemouth bass fishing a lot. After all, those bucket mouths love to chill around lily pads and frogs are often found in this environment so it seems to be a natural fit. Smallmouth bass tend to hang around in […]

 Christopher Smith

Control The Mental Game When Fishing

When you lose a great fish, how do you react? Do you flip out and break stuff? Do you pout or get in a foul mood for the next 45 minutes? To be a successful angler, you gotta get over it and learn something. Listen to Kevin VanDam talk about this aspect of fishing and […]

 Christopher Smith

What Do You Do When The Wind Starts Blowing?

Recently, we asked our fans what they do when the wind starts whipping. What do you do? Do you suck your thumb and go home? Do you cry and curse the weather man, the Gods, etc? Well our readers gave these answers!Fishing in the wind… Jodey Bruce The wind is a whore that knows no master…. […]

 Christopher Smith

Reel River Adventures Amazing November Day

103 Bass today with 7 bass over 19″. Our best bass was a pair of bass that were only an eighth of an inch away from 20″. I am seeking just two more, how heartbreaking is it to catch 7 so close LOL. Poor Me. We had at least 75 bass 16 to 20″ today. […]

 Christopher Smith

Don’t Be Stupid: Fish Safely In The Cold

This is the time of year where we begin hearing tragic stories of anglers killed by the cold, in most cases, by errors of judgment. Since smallmouth bass are highly concentrated in areas of North America where winters are cold, I thought I’d take a few minutes to review a few basic safety tips. I […]

 Christopher Smith

Statue Of Liberty Smallmouth Bass: Lady Liberty On The Susky

One of my favorite places to fish for smallies in the fall is right below the Statue of Liberty. What? You may say! Yes, there is a replica of the Statue of Liberty that sits right on an old railroad column from a bridge gone a hundred years ago just north of Harrisburg in Fort […]

 Christopher Smith

New South Dakota Smallmouth Bass Record

New State Smallmouth Record Hey smallie fans! Just wanted to give you a heads up on this new state record smallmouth bass that was caught on October 26th. 2013, by Derek Valnes. He caught this amazing smallie weighing 7 lbs even on Horseshoe Lake in South Dakota, beating the previous record by 5 ounces. Smallmouth […]