John Rankin

Another Reason To Catch And Release: Your Health

Fish is generally considered one of the best health foods a person can eat. This is certainly true when the fish come from pristine waters where pollutants are not nor have ever been present. The bad news is many of the rivers, and even some impoundments/lakes, are well known to contain PCB’s, mercury, and other […]

 Christopher Smith

Serves You Right Ya Big Dope! Preserve The Resource

Serves You Right Ya Big Dope! Preserve The Resource

An Indiana man was arrested this week for illegal possession of smallmouth bass. Police noticed a man that was keeping too many smallies and had some that were not of legal size. He was arrested and it was found that he had previously been charged for the same offense. The problem with this type of […]

 Christopher Smith

Catch and Release Survival Tips

One of our missions it to preserve smallmouth bass fishing for generations to come. Please help us. These quick, easy steps were put together by Guy Gibsonick,  as a refernce to help improve the survival rates of smallmouth bass and other game species. Thank you Guy! Catch and release survival tips Avoid using the net […]

 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 […]

 Christopher Smith

Can Killing Smallies Grow More Smallies?

How can killing smallmouth bass increase smallmouth populations? What about catch and release? This may not make any logical sense but today I came across an interesting study done in 2008 on a small lake in upstate New York name Little Moose Lake. Killing smallmouth bass Smallmouth bass were introduced to this lake in the […]

 Christopher Smith

Protect Ozark Smallmouth Bass

It seems that there is more and more concern over smallmouth bass populations around the United States and more calls to protect them. Some Ozark rivers are being threatened by fishing as well as increased number of spotted bass that are competing with smallmouth bass. The Ozarks (also referred to as Ozarks Mountain Country, the […]

 Christopher Smith

Bass Tournament Fish Mortality

We are looking at bass tournament fish mortality today because we are strong advocates of catch, photo and immediate release fishing.  To preserve the sport of smallmouth bass fishing, we encourage anglers to immmediately release fish and not take them home or even ride around with them in the live well for the day.  As […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Bass Eating In The Fish Ladder

These clips of smallmouth bass eating in the fish ladder are pretty cool.  The little fish don’t stand a chance! Chowing on a stonecat Multi fish buffet   One more!   Kind of fun to watch these bronebacks eating in the fish ladder.  You can tell they are river smallmouths because they are long and […]