Smallmouth Habitat

 Christopher Smith

Was This The World’s Largest Smallmouth Bass?

The world record for a smallmouth bass is 11 pounds 15 ounces, and that record has stood for more that half a century. But is this really the largest smallmouth bass ever caught? David Lee Hayes lived with this wife Ruth, and their young son, in Leitchfield, Kentucky. For the past three years the family […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Facts: America’s Hardest Fighting Fish

The smallmouth bass is a freshwater fish that is native to the middle Mississippi River basin, and to the Saint Lawrence River and Great Lakes system, clear up into Hudson Bay. That said, as a popular game fish, the smallmouth bass has been introduced into many rivers and lakes by deliberate stocking, and is now […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass In Aquarium

As much as I love smallmouth bass and love to watch their behavior underwater, I think its ridiculous to keep them in an aquarium.  99% of the people doing this have these dinky little tanks and in most states, permits are legally required to keep gamefish. Smallmouth bass in aquarium What do you think about […]

 Christopher Smith

Stories Of The Collapse Of Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass

We have frequently written about the decrease in smallmouth bass populations in Central Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River.  Here are some excerpts from stories submitted to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Stories of the collapse of the Susquehanna smallmouth bass …Unfortunately, now my main motivation for writing is to comment on how much has […]

 Christopher Smith

Missouri River Smallmouth Management

The Missouri Department of Conservation is paying attention to it’s smallmouth bass and know what a valuable resource they are to the state and the Missouri River and it’s tributaries. The great thing is that they are actively tracking bass populations and surveying anglers about how many bass they remove from the streams and rivers. […]

 Christopher Smith

Help The Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass In Pennsylvania

It is up to you to help the Susquehanna River and its smallmouth bass population in Pennsylvania. Today your friends here at everything-smallmouth.com. created a petition to urge the Obama administration to push for the designation of the Susquehanna as an impaired waterway.  Please go to the link and sign our petition: click here Help […]

 Christopher Smith

Smalllmouth Bass Fishing on the Broad River, South Carolina

One of our favorite things to do is learn about more great smallmouth bass fisheries.  Sometimes we explore nationally known favorites and sometimes we highlight local gems that aren’t known to the general public.  If you live in South Carolina and are a smallmouth bass angler, you already know about the Broad River. The Broad […]

 Christopher Smith

Is A Ban On Lead Tackle Coming Soon?

Massachusetts has already banned lead sinkers and jigs under one ounce in all fresh water bodies of water.  This was due to effects on the loon population.  Is a ban on lead tackle coming soon on a national level? This recent article discusses the Association Of Avian Veterinarians’ position statement advocating the replacement of lead-based sporting […]

 Christopher Smith

Main Stem Susquehanna In Trouble

To the novice, warm weather angler, the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania looks like a smallmouth bass mecca.  They wouldn’t think that the Susquehanna is in trouble.  There are nice, large bronzebacks caught in large numbers.  However, on closer examination, there are fewer young smallmouth bass than ever and various diseases are taking their toll on […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Wintering Holes

If you are a smallmouth bass fishing fanatic like me, you must learn about smallmouth bass wintering holes.  Most people think that smallmouth bass go dormant in the winter but this isn’t true.  in rivers especially, there is always some current and they burn energy fighting the current so must continue to feed. Since fish […]