Christopher Smith

Impact on Smallmouth Bass: Is There Something In The Water?

Smallmouth bass are clearly being affected by something in the water in the Mid Atlantic region.  The young bass population is decreasing in the Susquehanna River, their reproductive organs are half testicle, half ovary in the south branch of the Potomac and there are concerns about the possible effects on the Chesapeake Bay. What’s in […]

 Christopher Smith

Susquehanna Columnaris Still A Problem

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently released their young-of -the-year survey with a small amount of good news and more of the same findings that have been worrying PFBC biologists and anglers for years.  The Susquehanna River smallmouth bass population is in decline, is diseased and it is due to pollution. The Susquehanna is […]

 Christopher Smith

Lake Ontario, Niagara, St. Lawrence River Smallmouth Declining?

Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River smallmouth bass are declining in numbers even as the size of the bass being caught is increasing. This is a common pattern that is being seen in other areas of the US and Canada, home to the smallmouth bass. The bass that survive can thrive due to […]

 Christopher Smith

More Concerns About Susquehanna Smallmouth

Here is an article discussing the concerns about the Susquehanna smallmouth bass populations and disease.  Since the Pennsylvania state officials don’t know why there is a problem, they say there isn’ t much that can be done about it.  Many fishermen and private citizens are concerned about this natural resource. How bout you? More Concerns […]

 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 […]