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 Christopher Smith

Getting Grubby: Fall Smallie Fishing With Grubs

We all are looking for that secret weapon, that $15 lure or that special sauce that will help us hook up with smallies as things cool down in the winter. Sure jerkbaits work great a lot of the time but the bass seem to be either on them or completely off of them at any […]

 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

Smallmouth Fishing Report July 13, 2013

Let’s take a mid July look at the smallmouth bass fishing reports from around the United States and see what’s going on! With summer here, bass in most areas will be moving into or are in their summer patterns. Smallmouth Fishing Report 7.13.2013 Washington Tapps: Smallmouth bass action has been very good in recent days. Look […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Fishing In Clear Water

Some smallmouth bass anglers think that fishing for bronzebacks in clear water is difficult. After all, when the water is clear, isn’t it hard to fool the bass into eating artificial baits? When you fish for smallmouth bass in clear water you have to be willing to vary your strategies if you plan to be […]

 Christopher Smith

A Day On The Rising River

A few months ago, a friend of mine called and said he books a few trips a year with LD Guide Service in northeast Pennsylvania to fish for bronzebacks on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. Lance Dunham has been fishing the area for almost 50 years […]

 Christopher Smith

Biggest Tournament Smallies

We recently shared an article about the 8.45 lb smallmouth bass caught by Tim Schneider in a tournament on Sturgeon Bay on May 17th, 2013. That catch attracted a lot of attention so Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun Times set out on a quest to find out if that was the largest bronzeback ever […]

 Christopher Smith

Sometimes They Just Aren’t Biting

What’s the old joke about fishing when you don’t catch as many as you thought you would or God forbid, you get skunked? “That’s why they call it fishing, not catching” I got the opportunity to fish the Delaware River yesterday, near Phillipsburg, NJ. We hit the water at 4 pm, hoping to capitalize on […]

 Christopher Smith

Sturgeon Bay Monster Caught!

Wow, Sturgeon Bay, WI has some amazing smallmouth bass! Silver Lake, Wisc. angler Tim Schneider didn’t come close to winning the annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament  this past weekend, but he did take home bragging rights. Fishing ‘tubes’ on a Shimano Crucial X72M spinning rod matched with a Stradic 3000 spinning reel, Schneider landed […]

 Christopher Smith

High Water Smallies: Don’t Let High Water Stop You

Many of our smallmouth bass fishing fans live in areas where the prime smallmouth bass fishing is in rivers and streams. When the rains of spring come and push water levels up, some anglers keep the rods in the garage and wait for another day. I have to say that I would rather fish moderately […]

 Christopher Smith

Prime Time For River Smallmouth

As many of you already know, prespawn is an unbelievable time to fish for smallmouth bass in rivers and lakes.  I can tell you first hand that the river smallmouth bass fishing is kicking into high gear here in the east but also throughout the mid-atlantic and midwestern states. Prime time for river smallmouth Many […]