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 Christopher Smith

What A Difference A Week Can Make

When you are a smallmouth bass angler, conditions can change so quickly, it’ll make you head spin. The truly excellent anglers can adapt to changes in weather, water conditions, seasons, and bass behavior. What a difference a week can make: weather changes I’ve been lucky the past 2 weeks in being able to fish the […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallie Fishing 101: Fishing Tube Jigs For Spring River Smallmouth Bass

New to tube fishing? Here’s a beginner’s look at this versatile bait! Once winter is behind us, and the ice begins to clear, smallmouth bass will start to move out of their wintering holes, and head for the spawning flats. At that point, often in the very first week of spring, fishing can begin in […]

 Guest

Sandbag (Slinky) Drift Rigs For Smallmouth Bass

Brett Richardson, well known fishing writer for over 35 years, shares his tips for choosing leader lengths, weights and bait options for using a 3 way rig and a sandbag weight or Lindy snagless sinker for smallmouth bass.  This rig is very easy to set up. You can contact Brett by going to his Facebook […]

 Christopher Smith

Spring Smallmouth Fishing Tips: Brush Off The Cold And Brush Up Your Skills

As February fades and we move toward spring, many anglers come out of hibernation and get trigger happy to be back on the water. Some of us have braved the elements and fished through the winter but with a new season, comes new opportunities. Let’s take a look at some spring smallmouth fishing tips  on […]

 Christopher Smith

Catching Smallmouth Bass In Streams And Creeks: Everything Smallmouth Fan Tips

“I’m seeing all kinds of advice about catching smallmouth in lakes and rivers. But, I float creeks of Kentucky in a kayak. Any advice from Everything Smallmouth Folks? I’m catching plenty of largemouth. But, I know there are smallmouth in my creeks. Others catch them. Please share some secrets.” We recently posted this question on […]

 Christopher Smith

Scent and Sound For Winter Bass

Scent and Sound For Winter Bass

As I’m sure you’ve read before, fish don’t hibernate in the winter and are cold blooded so their metabolism is determined by their temperature.  The colder it is, the less active they are.  If you are going to hit the water in winter and risk life and limb or freeze your butt off, you need […]

 Jim Hanley

Live bait fishing for small mouth bass on Lake Erie: Amazing success is only a dip away.

When booking a charter with me for small mouth bass on Lake Erie, I am often asked by new customers, “what quantity of fish can we expect to catch?”. My response for the last 25 of my 35 years in this business is 35 to 50 small mouth per day. I say 25 out of […]

 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” […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Wintering Holes

If you are a smallmouth bass fishing fanatic like me, you must learn about smallmouth bass wintering holes.  Most people think that smallmouth bass go dormant in the winter but this isn’t true.  in rivers especially, there is always some current and they burn energy fighting the current so must continue to feed. Since fish […]

 Christopher Smith

How To Fish Large Areas With A Tube For Smallmouth Bass

Many people think that tubes are most useful for fishing targeted areas that are known or suspected of holding smallmouth bass.  They can actually be used in several ways in fishing larger areas to hunt for bass. Tubes can be good search baits as they are often fished close to or near the bottom, can […]