New York Smallies

 Christopher Smith

Finding Big Smallmouth Bass In Big Water

The Great Lakes have become amazing smallmouth bass fisheries but sometimes finding big smallmouth bass in big water can be a challenge. These lakes are so vast, its hard to know where to start at times other than the spawn. The first time I went to Lake Erie to fish, I went with a guide […]

 Christopher Smith

Oneida Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

For bronzeback anglers in the northeastern United States, one of the lakes that has got to be on your bucket list is Oneida Lake. I’m sure that many of you have heard of or even fished this awesome lake and have had a blast hunting 2-4 lb smallmouth bass as well as some great largemouth […]

 Christopher Smith

St. Lawrence River Smallies: Here Come The Bass Elite

The BASS Elite Series takes a turn into smallmouth bass heaven over the next month with stops at the St. Lawrence River and Lake St. Clair. We thought it would be great to take a sneak peek at bronzeback action on the St. Lawrence. The Saint Lawrence River or St. Lawrence River is a large […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Champlain Bass Season Opens

Lake Champlain Fishing Report by Howard Hammonds: Finally opening day of bass season is here.  Well not really, we have been  fishing  ”catch and release” for weeks, it just means we can keep bass in our live wells and fish tournaments. Yea!!! Plunder Bay  tournament is Saturday morning, good luck to all. The bite is really on, especially […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Erie Smallmouth Continue To Improve

In this recent article about Lake Erie, they discuss the effects of algae on the Walleye population but also tell the story of the continued improvement of smallmouth bass fishing. Lake Erie has benefited from catch and release fishing during the spawning season and the catch rate during 2012 was the highest in over a […]

 Jason Collins

Lake Ontario; Near NY State Record Smallmouth

This particular smallmouth came out of Lake Ontario. Yes, that is a CUSE shirt lol… after tonights game against Louiville I’m still a proud Orangeman! lol… But anyway back to the fish…. She weighed 8 lbs even…. it kept bouncing between 7.15 & 8.1… settled fairly decently on 8 even several times so we officially […]

 Jim Hanley

Lake Erie Bass Tips and Tactics for Tube Lovers

By Jim Hanley The first time I was introduced to a “gitzit” was in 1978 Thousand Islands tournament. Like the fish I was enticing, I was hooked by this new technique. That first day I was paired with Greg Ward, grandson of legendary TV Celebrity, Virgil Ward. He proceeded to show me what this “gitzit” […]

 Jim Hanley

Resurrection of Lake Erie and The Smallmouth Bass

Jim Hanley, a native of the Buffalo, New York area, has been fishing and watching Lake Erie change over the past 50 years.  As a former BASS angler, having competed in the Bassmaster Classic, Jim has a deep understanding of bass fishing and the Eastern Basin of Lake Erie. Jim Hanley talks about Lake Erie […]

 Christopher Smith

Boyd Duckett Wins Oneida With Smallmouth and Largemouth

As the sun sets on another BASS Elite tournament season and all the Bass boats are heading home we find out that Boyd Duckett won the BASS Elite Series Oneida Lake with a combination of smallmouth and largemouth bass on August 26,2012. This win earns him $100,000 and a ticket to ride in the 2013 Bassmaster […]

 Christopher Smith

BASS Elite Series Oneida Smallmouth

With the BASS Elite Series making its final stop for 2012, we will be watching closely to see what role Oneida smallmouth bass have in the final standings. Lake Oneida is well known for its smallmouth bass fishing but it also has a healthy population of largemouth bass so you never know what impact the […]