John Rankin

Spring Smallmouth Bass Fishing Has Arrived

A common question I hear is “when is the best time to begin fishing for smallmouth bass”? This is a loaded question in several ways because it all depends on where you are thinking of fishing. In the northern climates of the United States and Canada the water temps are still below optimal temps, with […]

 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

Watch Water Temperature When Locating Early Spring Smallmouth Bass

With the rapid approach of spring, many smallmouth fishing fanatics are anticipating wetting their lines for the first time this year. You might be considering where to go on the first outing so we have a few tips for locating early spring smallmouth bass to help you find the best spots. Watch Water Temperatures As with most […]

 Christopher Smith

Prime Time For River Smallmouth

As many of you already know, prespawn is an unbelievable time to fish for smallmouth bass in rivers and lakes.  I can tell you first hand that the river smallmouth bass fishing is kicking into high gear here in the east but also throughout the mid-atlantic and midwestern states. Prime time for river smallmouth Many […]

 Christopher Smith

Early Spring Smallies: Are They Sunbathing?

Now that we have lost an hour of sleep and the days are getting longer, it’s time to get after some early spring smallmouth bass. One of the things to remember is that fish are cold-blooded and when water temps are cool, warmer water will attract bass. Early Spring Smallmouth: Sunny side up There are […]

 Christopher Smith

Spring Smallmouth Heaven: Learn These Lake Smallmouth Spring Tips

It’s the time of year to catch some trophy smallmouth bass so get out and go for it. I was reading this article about some of the great smallmouth fisheries in Kentucky and wanted to share these tips with you. What kind of fun can you have in spring??! Let Chris and Blaine show you […]

 Christopher Smith

Spring Smallmouth Fishing Tips: Brush Off The Cold And Brush Up Your Skills

As February fades and we move toward spring, many anglers come out of hibernation and get trigger happy to be back on the water. Some of us have braved the elements and fished through the winter but with a new season, comes new opportunities. Let’s take a look at some spring smallmouth fishing tips  on […]

 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

Spawning Smallmouth Bass – Under water video

Spawning smallmouth bass are in or beginning their dirty dance at this time of the year.  It is so important for the future of the sport to allow these beauties to “do their thing” and complete the spawn in peace. Smallmouth bass have natural predators such as other fish, birds, crayfish, etc that are more […]

 Christopher Smith

Spring smallmouth bass

Awesome cold water spring smallmouth bass! Keep it coming boys. You gotta love the conditions, going where few will venture for smallmouth bass!