Smallmouth Habitat

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth bass fishing in drought conditions

With summer coming and rainfall variable, some anglers wonder about what they should worry about when smallmouth bass fishing in drought conditions. There are several things that we should look at when discussing this topic. The first thing is what effect does drought have on the fish populations? There was a recent article in the […]

 Christopher Smith

Snakehead Fish Effects – What Can Be Done?

Did you ever see a picture of a snakehead fish and read about what they are capable of?  Many fishermen are concerned about snakehead fish effects on smallmouth bass and other species of gamefish. Look at those teeth! These are some nasty fish and the fact that they are voracious eaters and can spawn up […]

 Christopher Smith

Helping Black Lake Smallmouths

In this era of tight government budgets, it is nice to see a government program to help Black Lake smallmouths. Eurasian Milfoil, an invasive weed is a threat to the recreational opportunites in this northern New York lake. A $50,000 grant has been secured in the State Budget to combat invasive species in Black Lake. […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Huron Smallmouth Fishing

We are always on the lookout for more underexplored smallmouth bass fishing opportunities. Lake Huron smallmouth fishing hasn’t really been recognized because it is overshadowed by the other species that were traditionally fished for there. In the lower 2/3 of the lake, the Chinook Salmon population has declined due to a lack of alewives. However, […]

 Christopher Smith

Is the Susquehanna Unhealthy?

Is the Susquehanna unhealthy? The PA state DEP wants proof. They look at the black spots, the red sores and the samples of reproductive organs that show there are large number of fish in some areas that have a mixture of male and female reproductive tissue. For study, click here. The PA Dept of Environemental […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Funny Video – When bass attack!

If you have been fishing for smallmouth bass, you know they love crayfish.  Here is a funny video of smallmouth bass begging for crayfish.  It’s awesome 🙂 Smallmouth Bass Funny Video – When Bass Attack! They can be greedy, as freshwater scientist Gretchen Anderson Hansen found while collecting crayfish in a lake in Vilas County, […]

 Christopher Smith

Differences Between Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass

If you are new to smallmouth bass angling, you may have questions about the differences between smallmouth and largemouth bass.  A fw quick searches on the web wll show you some pictures of these two species as seen here.  Check out the videos below to learn more about the different behaviors and habitat differences to help […]

 Christopher Smith

You Can Help The Susquehanna River

Smallmouth bass plagued by lesions..now you can help the Susquehanna River. By submitting an email or letter to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, you can make and impact on the future of this great fishery. I received this communication from the PFBC just this week: Sick fish, sick river. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat […]

 Christopher Smith

Catch and Release Smallmouth Bass Fishing

With the continued threat of environmental hazards placing a strain on gamefish, catch and release of smallmouth bass while fishing is critical. The risk of deep hooking a smallmouth is less with artificial baits and a quick hookset when the bass takes the bait. Here is a pretty video that puts the whole thing in […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna River Fishing In Trouble

Susquehanna River fishing may be in trouble.  Once thought of as one of the top smallmouth bass fisheries, and also home to Walleye, Musky, Catfish and numerous other game fish, it may be in big trouble. For the past decade, fishermen who have been fishing for smallmouths over the past 40 years have noticed a […]