Pennsylvania Smallmouths

 Christopher Smith

Who Else Wants To Pay More For A Fishing License In PA?

PA proposes license price increase Officials at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are proposing a fee increase for annual fishing licenses from $21 to $27.50. This would be the largest percent increase in this fee in commission history. In the past, increases in license fees have typically caused an 8% decrease in license purchases […]

 John Rankin

Visit Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay in April for Smallmouth Bass Action

I love fishing Lake Erie. Be it the walleye, yellow perch, or for the tremendous smallmouth bass fishing, I try to get in a few trips to this huge fishery a few times a year. Fortunately, I live a short 4 hour drive from Lake Erie and have relatives who live close to the lake, […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass: A Dying Species?

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass: A Dying Species?

Imagine this: You arrive in a new town on a Saturday afternoon. There are people everywhere you look. You go to the usual places where people should be and from a distance everyone appears happy and normal. You go to the local diner and it appears that you are there early because all the customers […]

 Christopher Smith

Spinnerbait Heaven!

Spinnerbait Heaven!

It was the 26th of June, rain had come through and we were looking at river levels that were on the rise.  The fishing was fast and furious and fun. 3/8 ounce spinnerbaits with white and chartreuse (mostly white) were killing them and we were finding bass in current seams adjacent to moderately fast water. […]

 Christopher Smith

Reel River Adventures Amazing November Day

103 Bass today with 7 bass over 19″. Our best bass was a pair of bass that were only an eighth of an inch away from 20″. I am seeking just two more, how heartbreaking is it to catch 7 so close LOL. Poor Me. We had at least 75 bass 16 to 20″ today. […]

 Christopher Smith

Statue Of Liberty Smallmouth Bass: Lady Liberty On The Susky

One of my favorite places to fish for smallies in the fall is right below the Statue of Liberty. What? You may say! Yes, there is a replica of the Statue of Liberty that sits right on an old railroad column from a bridge gone a hundred years ago just north of Harrisburg in Fort […]

 Christopher Smith

PA Fish Commish May Ban Live Crayfish Possession

A quick note to you PA smallie anglers… The PA Fish and Boat Commission will be voting on a proposal in October to ban the possession of live crayfish The problem is that non-native Rusty Crayfish have invaded some area of the Susquehanna and these new crayfish out compete native species, changing the ecosystem. These […]

 Guest

Boys Vs Girls: Smallie Fishing With Reel River Adventures

I had the pleasure of having the good Dr. Chris Smith on the RiverPro again. This time he brought his entire family and took advantage of our summer special. The Smith family (Chris, Jen, Owen, Anya, and Clayton) arrived at 3:00 PM Tuesday for the evening charter. Chris and I had conversations about conditions prior […]

 Christopher Smith

Shots Fired At Susky Smallmouth Anglers

I received this disturbing message from one of our fans today. Kayla and her dad were fishing in Northeast PA on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River and they were fired upon by someone accross the river. They thought initially it was a careless person but when they tried to make themselves known, they […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Spawn Continues To Tread Water

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission continued their work this year of monitoring the success of the spawn in hopes that conditions will be perfect to produce a boost in smallmouth bass populations in the Susquehanna River. Despite keeping smallmouth anglers off the main stem this year, the Fish and Boat Commission found that this […]

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