Smallmouth Habitat

 Christopher Smith

Underwater Cannons For Round Goby Control?

Interesting stuff going on with the Round Gobys in the Great Lakes. If anyone has fished the Great Lakes and Lake Erie, you probably have heard mixed opinions on the issue of Gobys in the lakes.  Originally introduced into the St Clair River, they quickly spread through all of the Great Lakes.   There have […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth bass feeding

Watch these two brief videos of smallmouth bass feeding and how they eat fish and crayfish.  It’s remarkable how fast they are and how quick their reflexes are when reacting to the movements of the fish. In the video below, watch how they chow down on these crayfish! When fishing for smallmouth bass, it’s funny […]

 Christopher Smith

Spawning Smallmouth Bass – Under water video

Spawning smallmouth bass are in or beginning their dirty dance at this time of the year.  It is so important for the future of the sport to allow these beauties to “do their thing” and complete the spawn in peace. Smallmouth bass have natural predators such as other fish, birds, crayfish, etc that are more […]

 Christopher Smith

Summer Smallmouth Fishing

Summer smallmouth fishing can be tough.  Ken Maurer gives us a great viewpoint on where all the smallmouth bass have gone for the summer. Fishing in the mainstem on the Susquehanna has received a lot of attention because fish size is awesome but there are small mumbers of young bass which doesn’t bode well for […]

 Christopher Smith

Guadalupe Bass for Smallmouth Control

  Texas’s stated fish, the Guadalupe Bass have been harmed by introduction of smallmouth into the ecosystem back in the 70s. ᅠIts interesting that the smallmouth finds the Guadalupe “attractive” and inbreeding causes the offspring to become infertile. ᅠJust like the Tiger Musky, cross-species breeding is a dead end. ᅠWhen these populations increase, the native […]

 Christopher Smith

Keep fishing, hunting hot spots secret

I agree wholeheartedly with this author to keep fishing, hunting hot spots secret. ᅠAlthough it is nice to get tips and location information for great fishing hot spots, with the internet, a hot spot can be ruined quickly by too many anglers. ᅠNot everyone has a catch and release ethic and sometimes a great fishing […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Spawn Map

This smallmouth bass spawn map is a helpful map for predicting the spawn. ᅠI prefer to use it to know where not to fish so that we can preserve as many young of the year smallmouth bass as possible. ᅠThe Susquehanna River right now needs help in getting its smallmouth bass population back on track […]

 Christopher Smith

Wildlife officials will euthanize non-native smallmouth bass in Yampa River

Wow, this is a painful thing to read. ᅠWhenever wildlife officials target our favorite species, it is a difficult thing to understand. I can see the reasons why they are doing this but its ridiculous. ᅠ   Wildlife officials plan to euthanize non-native smallmouth bass removed from the Yampa River instead of transferring them to […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Fishing in New Jersey

With the onset of trout season, many anglers will be hitting the streams and smaller rivers looking to catch stocked trout. Some of them may find a smallmouth at the other end of their line. Habitats that are conducive to trout survival also hold smallmouth bass. The forage is ideal for smallies; crayfish, bugs, other […]

 Christopher Smith

Fish explorer: Remade gravel pits a treat

This is an interesting article on how you can look for fishing opportunities for smallmouth and other species anywhere. In my area, some of the old quarrys become productive fishing holes, some are not accessible for fishing. There’s Watson, a great little smallmouth fishery. McMurry, the subject of my last column, is a nice largemouth […]