John Rankin

Early Summer Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Early Summer Smallmouth Bass Fishing

For those who may have missed the pre-spawn and spawning time for catching smallmouth bass we still have hope for catching smallies during the early summer smallmouth bass fishing period before the full onslaught of summer. There is little doubt catching large bronzebacks becomes more difficult as the summer wears on, but if you know […]

 John Rankin

Tips for Taking Better Fishing Pictures

Tips for Taking Better Fishing Pictures Photos of a great fishing trip bring back the memories years later, so today we have a few tips for taking better fishing pictures to help you capture these special moments in a clear and beautiful way. Pictures are also a great way to prove to your buddies the […]

 John Rankin

Go After Idaho Smallmouth Bass on the Snake River

You guys living in the states of Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington have one of the premier smallmouth fisheries in America. I wish I lived in one of these states so I could go after Idaho smallmouth bass on the Snake River, a river loaded with many sport fish, especially trophy size bronzebacks. The Snake […]

 John Rankin

[Video] Smallmouth Bass Hit Spinnerbaits Doing a Slow Roll

With winter holding on for many of us in the northern climates of America the opportunities for fishing are limited. Lakes, streams, and even our favorite smallmouth bass rivers are frozen over and this means playing the waiting game until a spring thaw occurs. Ice fishing is always an option but is a whole other […]

 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

Fall Transitions: Where’d The Bass Go?

Kevin VanDam knows his bass fishing and especially his smallmouth bass fishing with home lakes in Michigan just chock full of bronzebacks. Let’s take a look at an excerpt from one of his recent blog posts on fall transitions: Labor Day weekend in Michigan signals the end of summer for many people who already are […]

 Christopher Smith

Spybaiting Unleashed: Smallmouth Bass

So maybe you’ve heard the talk about spybaiting.  Watch this 30 second clip for a preview: You’re not sure what spybaiting is or how it’s different from other techniques. After all, when you watch a retrieve, it looks like the anglers are just reeling in the bait slowly and not imparting much action to it. […]

 Christopher Smith

Smallie On A Log…A Sad Tale

A Fish story from Terry J Dodge Lost a monster smallmouth yesterday. There’s an old log that that extends from the river bank into the river that I have always believed to hold a large smallmouth. I have cast to this log thousands of time over the years. I have pulled some nice smallies off […]

 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

Smallmouth Heaven: Grand Traverse Bay

Michigan is full of prime smallmouth bass waters that range from small streams and rivers to the biggest lakes in the world, the Great Lakes. There are as many opinions as to which fishery is the best in Michigan as there are places to fish. Most everyone knows about Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake […]

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