Christopher Smith

Essential Tips For Spring Lake Smallmouth Fishing

The problem When smallmouth bass are moving from their winter locations to their spring prespawn staging areas, there can be great variability from day to day and year to year where bass can be found. One day, there can be no smallies where they should be, the next day, the shelf can be loaded with […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Tapps Smallmouth Fishing: The Great Northwest Goes Bronze

View Larger Map Less than an hour south of Seattle Washington sits a 2,200 acre reservoir called Lake Tapps that is a piece of smallmouth bass fishing heaven.   Created in 1911, it was used for hydrelectric power until 2004.  The lake is not entirely private, however; Pierce County maintains a county park at the […]

 Christopher Smith

Deep Water Smallmouth Lures

Deep water smallmouth lures are needed in the post spawn period as we move into summer when bronzebacks move deep and suspend in the water column. Smallmouth bass in lakes will typically move into deeper water and will often be found in 15 – 40 feet of water. It can be difficult to reach these […]

 Christopher Smith

Quabbin Reservoir Smallmouth Fishing

Quabbin Reservoir may be known for its landlocked Salmon but the Quabbin Reservoir smallmouth fishing is pretty impressive. Growing up in New England, the focus of fishing for me was to get to the shore and fish for Blues, Stripers, Flounder and anything else those creepy sandworms could catch. Much later, I discovered those inland […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake St. Clair Smallmouth

For those of you who have never experienced Lake St. Clair smallmouth fishing, this is something that should definitely be on your list of things to do!  Lake St. Clair is near Detroit and is Bass pro, Kevin Van Dam’s, favorite lake to fish.  Lake St. Clair is 26 miles from north to south and […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Erie Smallmouth in May

Another great day of #smallmouth #fishing on #Erie. twitter.com/jimhanleyfishi… — Jim Hanley (@jimhanleyfishin) May 13, 2012 Ahh, Lake Erie smallmouth in May. Who would have believed 20 years ago that those words would be spoken. Lake Erie used to be considered a cesspool and it is amazing how this has become one of the top […]

 Christopher Smith

Great Smallmouth at Big Hill Lake

Read this article about how Big Hill Lake has become a great smallmouth lake in recent years. ᅠIt’s great when wildlife management works and improvements are made to existing smallmouth populations. The water is so clear you can almost read the mind of a big smallmouth bass resting in a yard of water, waiting to […]