Illinois Smallies

 Christopher Smith

Smallie On A Log…A Sad Tale

A Fish story from Terry J Dodge Lost a monster smallmouth yesterday. There’s an old log that that extends from the river bank into the river that I have always believed to hold a large smallmouth. I have cast to this log thousands of time over the years. I have pulled some nice smallies off […]

 Christopher Smith

Illinois Loves Its Kankakee Smallmouth Bass

If you are an avid smallmouth bass angler, you may have heard of the Kankakee River in Illinois. This time of year brings fantastic smallmouth bass fishing and the 30th annual Kankakee River Fishing Derby. Running from June 28th to July 7th, anglers are invited to register to compete for $100,000 in prizes. According to […]

 Christopher Smith

Big Smallies In Kankakee High Water

Despite high, stained water, the fishing on the Kankakee for smallmouth bass is fantastic. Take a look at this recent article in The Daily Journal about the 22 1/2 inch bass pulled out of there at 7:45 am on a crankbait. Bonfield fisherman Mike Sovinski gave proof on Monday that high water fishing can be […]

 Christopher Smith

Des Plaines River Smallmouth Bass

At Everything Smalmouth, we are always interested in efforts to improve the habitat for smallmouth bass fishing so we were excited to see the removal of a dam that will improve the habitat for Des Plaines River smallmouth bass. The other exciting thing is that they are stocking the river with tagged smallmouth bass to […]