Smallmouth Fishing

 Christopher Smith

Swimbaits For Smallmouth Bass

In the past year, I have been hearing and seeing more talk about using swimbaits for smallmouth bass.  Most bass fishermen are familiar with swimbaits for largemouth bass, especially out west fishing for big bass. I admit, I had tried some swimbaits while I was targeting smallies in Eastern PA and haven’t had much luck. […]

 Christopher Smith

Casting For Recovery: Fly Fishing To Reconnect With The World And Heal

Casting For Recovery, started in 1996 in Manchester Vermont, has grown to a large organization of volunteers helping survivors of breast cancer recover, reconnect and battle depression through the enjoyment of fly fishing. Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that cancer survivors deserve one […]

 Christopher Smith

Fall Spinnerbait Smallmouth Fishing Tips

With the leaves changing and the smallmouth bass gearing up winter, I thought I’d share some fall spinnerbait smallmouth fishing tips from Blaine Mengel. Most smallmouth anglers have a special place in their hearts for the “spinnerbait bite”. When it’s on, the smallies will crush the spinnerbait. It is thought by some that bass think […]

 Christopher Smith

Fall Susquehanna Smallmouth Fishing

Maybe it’s because I don’t hunt, but I don’t understand why many anglers put away their fishing rods and miss the amazing fall Susquehanna smallmouth fishing. This can be the most amazing time of year to hit the river and catch some great sized bronzebacks. Fall Susquehanna smalllmouth fishing Summertime on the Susquehanna is great […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Fishing Report 9.20.2012

We are moving into fall and the nights are cooler.  I thought I’d give the smallmouth fishing report for September 20th, 2012 and see what trends we can identify throughout the country. Smallmouth Fishing Report 9.20.12 Tennessee smallies Dale Hollow – Smallmouth bass bite has picked up. Many are being caught on jigs, crank baits and soft […]

 Christopher Smith

Blades Of Glory: Understanding Spinnerbait Blades

Most smallmouth bass fishermen love catching fish on spinnerbaits.  There is nothing like the way smallies slam the bait.  My question to you is, do you just pick a spinnerbait that looks good or do you understand spinnerbait blades and why one type might be good in a situation over another? Understanding spinnerbait blades Some […]

 Christopher Smith

Cornhusker Smallmouths: Nebraska Smallmouth Fishing

It seems everywhere you look, smallmouth bass fishing is being discovered and loved in state after state and location after location.  The world is catching on the the glory and excitement of smallmouth bass fishing. Who can blame them, smallouth bass are great fun! Nebraska Smallmouth Fishing Here’s a recent recount of the smallmouth fishing […]

 Christopher Smith

Get Wacked: Wacky Rigging For Smallmouth Bass

I have to admit, wacky rigging a soft stickbait for smallmouth bass, was not for me.  I fished a lot of river situations and trying to have the patience to let that thing sink drove me nuts.  I’d use Senkos, rigged weedless, fishing for largemouths and occasionally smallmouths but I thought wacky rigging was too […]

 Christopher Smith

Sometimes Even Kevin Van Dam Can’t Get Them To Bite…

Whenever we are fishing and not catching, it is usually difficult to tell whether there are no fish where we are fishing or if they just aren’t interested in what we are offering. Watch this video of Kevin Van Dam fishing for smallies with a Strike King Crankbait.  He is able to get the bronzebacks […]

 Christopher Smith

Kevin Van Dam’s Bass Fishing Tips

As a smallmouth bass angler, I always pay attention when Kevin Van Dam is offering bass fishing tips. Kevin Van Dam is one of the top anglers of the last decade and is a student of the sport as well as an awesome teacher. Having come from Michigan, he has a passion for smallmouth bass and […]

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