Smallmouth Lures

 Christopher Smith

Small Tubes For River Smalllmouth Bass

When using tubes for river smallmouth bass, it has been my experience here in Pennsylvania, that downsizing to a 3  inch or smaller tube is a good idea.  In lakes and ponds, I have found the larger 4 inch tubes to be successful but it seems that the forage in rivers may be smaller and […]

 Christopher Smith

Deep Water Smallmouth Lures

Deep water smallmouth lures are needed in the post spawn period as we move into summer when bronzebacks move deep and suspend in the water column. Smallmouth bass in lakes will typically move into deeper water and will often be found in 15 – 40 feet of water. It can be difficult to reach these […]

 Christopher Smith

Roberts Drake Fly For Smallmouth

In the midwest, and especially Michigan, the Roberts Drake fly is excellent for smallmouth while may flies are hatching out. In sizes 10-12 (and occasionally 14), the artificial fly we call the Roberts drake is a superb match for the real mayfly we know as Ephemera simulans, which will be popping off Michigan rivers in […]

 Christopher Smith

Spinnerbaits For Smallmouth Bass

I love fishing spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass.  Whether you’re slow rolling it or burning it, its an awesome feeling to feel that hit and set the hook. Check out these great videos that will guide you on your learning of effective spinnerbait technique. Spinnerbaits for smallmouth bass In an interview with Larry Nixon, there were […]

 Christopher Smith

How To Fish A Suspending Jerkbait

Have you tried using jerkbaits for smallmouth bass but don’t understand them? I thought I’d relate some info on how to fish a suspending jerkbait so that you can have as much fun as the rest of us have when the “jerkbait bite” is on!  There are windows of time and conditions where jerkbaits are […]

 Christopher Smith

Top Smallmouth Flies

Although I’m sure there are many different opinions about the top smallmouth flies,  at some point we have to decide what we are going to go with and either buy them or make them.  Most bass fly fishermen love the thrill of catching a nice smallie on a fly that was hand tied by them. […]

 Christopher Smith

Ned Rig Fishing

There’s a new jig approach that is making waves out there.  Ned rig fishing is becoming popular in some areas due to its simpicity and effectiveness. Originally started by an In-Fisherman blogger, this set up is gaining attention and is catching lots of fish, including smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as many other species. […]

 Christopher Smith

How To Fish Grubs for Smallmouth Bass

If you fish for smallmouth bass to any significant degree, you will want to try your luck with the curly tail grub. The cool thing is that they can be fished as a swimming bait or a jig and fished on the bottom with various different jig heads. How To Fish Grubs for Smallmouth Bass […]

 Christopher Smith

Top Smallmouth Bass Lure?

When it comes the the top smallmouth bass lures, the tube is one of the go to baits when all else fails.  This bait is one of the most versatile jigs and can mimic crayfish or baitfish, depending on how it is rigged and fished.  It is effective in rivers and lakes and can be […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Popper Fly Tying

Here is an excellent video of smallmouth popper fly tying, creating a beautiful fire tiger pattern. Top water baits are so awesome for smallmouth fishing because you see the pop-pop-pop, and then BAM!  If you want to jump when you get a hit, poppers are the ticket. Smallmouth Popper Fly Tying The art of smallmouth […]