Smallmouth Habitat

 Christopher Smith

Amazing Smallmouth Bass Spawning Video

Most of us have seen bass on or around their beds while fishing in spring. We’ve even seen underwater video of them guarding against predators. You’ve GOT to take a few minutes, chill, and watch this amazing underwater video of smallies getting it on! Spawning smallmouth bass I’m a big proponent of leaving them alone […]

 Christopher Smith

Live Action Smallies And Crayfish Revealed

Smallmouth bass live crayfish action This is some awesome video footage of smallmouth bass feeding on crayfish.  I share these underwater videos to show you what is actually happening when a bass reacts to and attacks your bait.  Dropping Bass Or Are They Bumping It? We often think we lose the bass due to our […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Are Part of Food Chain

Holy crap…This kid’s pulling in a nice smallmouth bass on a fly rod and BAM, it gets hit by a huge Musky. When we are trying to entice a smallmouth to eat, remember the hunter can become the hunted because smallmouth are part of the food chain! And another one… Northern Pike! Did this ever […]

 John Rankin

Maintain Fisheries with Replicas of Trophy Smallmouth Bass

Have you ever admired a huge smallmouth bass mounted on a fellow fisherman’s wall? I have, and was shocked to learn what I was looking at was not the real deal but a perfectly replicated match of the live trophy fish. The art of replicating trophy fish of all species is an art form many […]

 Christopher Smith

Congress Take Steps To Protect Anglers and Hunters

Congress Take Steps To Protect Anglers and Hunters

I thought you might be interested in some recent news over growing attempts by some groups to push the EPA into banning lead in fishing and hunting products. This week, Congress took steps to protect hunters and fishermen from burdensome EPA regulations. There has been a growing push by conservationists to eliminate the use of […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass: A Dying Species?

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass: A Dying Species?

Imagine this: You arrive in a new town on a Saturday afternoon. There are people everywhere you look. You go to the usual places where people should be and from a distance everyone appears happy and normal. You go to the local diner and it appears that you are there early because all the customers […]

 John Rankin

Another Reason To Catch And Release: Your Health

Fish is generally considered one of the best health foods a person can eat. This is certainly true when the fish come from pristine waters where pollutants are not nor have ever been present. The bad news is many of the rivers, and even some impoundments/lakes, are well known to contain PCB’s, mercury, and other […]

 Christopher Smith

Minnesota’s DNR Says Keep 6 Smallmouth Bass Per Day To Rescue Walleyes

World famous Mille Lacs Lake has become a prime smallmouth bass lake in recent years. According to the Department of Natural Resources it is too good. They feel that the large population of smallmouth bass is having a detrimental effect on walleye so they are allowing more “harvesting” of smallmouth bass as well as Northern […]

 Christopher Smith

Buckeye Smallies? Restoring The Olentangy River

There is a small river that meanders its way through the middle of Ohio, passing south towards Columbus and passing right by the campus of the Ohio State University. Good news for smallmouth bass fans and nature lovers everywhere! The City of Columbus is investing $7 million dollars to create a habitat that is pleasing […]

 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 […]

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