John Rankin

Catching Smallmouth Bass on the St. Lawrence River

The St. Lawrence River, flowing along the Canadian and United States border, is one of the premier smallmouth bass rivers in North America. Catching smallmouth bass on the St. Lawrence River has been the pursuit of many bronzeback anglers for decades with an unknown number of trophy fish taken over this time. However, it helps […]

 Christopher Smith

Mille Lacs Smallmouth Rules Create Controversy

At, we are concerned and passionate about conserving smallmouth bass fishing everywhere. The DNR governing Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota did a complete 180 this spring when it announced its rules and slot limits for smallmouth bass and walleye this year. After having a a virtual catch and release only policy for smallmouth bass […]

 Joe Wagner

Columbia River Gorge Smallies

Caught and released this Smallie in the Columbia River near Starvation Creek May 2nd 2010. Cool and cloudy weather that day with a water temp of about 56 degrees. Lure used was a Strike King Red Eye Shad in the East Texas color pattern. Photo by Deb Melina.

 Christopher Smith

Youghiogheny River Smallmouth Fishing: What “Yough” Looking At?

Over on our Facebook page, we see quite a few impressive pictures of Youghiogheny River smallmouth bass so we thought we would bring you up to speedon the “Yough”. The Youghiogheny river, which is more commonly referred to as the Yough, is 134 miles long, with its headwaters in Preston County, West Virginia. From there, […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Superior Smallmouth Fly Fishing Wisconsin

We are always in the hunt for stories of amazing smallmouth fisheries and successful conservation efforts. Lake Superior smallmouth fly fishing in Wisconsin is better than ever. The smallmouth bass populations in the Chequamegon Bay area had been severely depleted in the 80s but thanks to heros like Roger LaPenter, regulations have been put in […]

 Christopher Smith

Fall Spinnerbait Smallmouth Fishing Tips

With the leaves changing and the smallmouth bass gearing up winter, I thought I’d share some fall spinnerbait smallmouth fishing tips from Blaine Mengel. Most smallmouth anglers have a special place in their hearts for the “spinnerbait bite”. When it’s on, the smallies will crush the spinnerbait. It is thought by some that bass think […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Fishing Report 9.20.2012

We are moving into fall and the nights are cooler.  I thought I’d give the smallmouth fishing report for September 20th, 2012 and see what trends we can identify throughout the country. Smallmouth Fishing Report 9.20.12 Tennessee smallies Dale Hollow – Smallmouth bass bite has picked up. Many are being caught on jigs, crank baits and soft […]

 Christopher Smith

BASS Elite Series Green Bay Smallmouths

BASS Elite Series – Green Bay smallmouths? The fishing world will experience a whole new kind of football game when the BASS Elite series takes on Green Bay smallmouths starting on June 28th. The footballs I’m talkin about are the smallmouths that are going to be pulled out of Lake Michigan in the Green Bay, […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna River Fishing In Trouble

Susquehanna River fishing may be in trouble.  Once thought of as one of the top smallmouth bass fisheries, and also home to Walleye, Musky, Catfish and numerous other game fish, it may be in big trouble. For the past decade, fishermen who have been fishing for smallmouths over the past 40 years have noticed a […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallmouth at Sugar Creek

  If you are anywhere near Sugar Creek in Indiana, check out this article and read about this great local resource for finding smallmouth at Sugar Creek. ᅠI love how there are unlimited places to catch great smallmouth bass. ᅠDon’t just go for the big lakes and the publicized rivers. ᅠFind your own favorite spot […]