River smallmouths don't always follow creek channels or other underwater structure. Most of the time, when you think they're following that stuff, what they're really doing is following the baitfish.
Small streams and creeks don't usually have the biggest bass, but they're a lot of fun to catch. They fight like the devil. It's how I got hooked on smallies as a kid, and it's still one of my favorite ways to spend a fall afternoon.
I have a new tactic for you — one I'm pretty sure you've never used and maybe even one you've never thought of. It starts with a big spinnerbait, which most smallmouth anglers don't consider for their summertime fishing.
Last week I covered a bunch of reasons why you should target smallmouth after dark. This time, I want to give you a few of my favorite tips for making the most of your night-fishing experience.
Are you a night fisherman? If you're not, you're missing out on the very best smallmouth fishing of the summer.
With the economy as tough as it's been lately, that means small stores are more willing to wheel and deal than ever before ... if you approach them right.
The earliest memories I have of smallmouth bass fishing are of the times I followed my father, wading up the creeks and streams of central Kentucky. We didn't have or need a boat.
Don't miss out on the offerings at these three booths in the 2010 Bassmaster Classic
If you've done much bass fishing, you've heard the old saying about following the birds to find the bass. Well, like most old sayings, it's partly true.
You may not know it, but right now is a great time to catch a giant smallmouth bass. My friend, the late Billy Westmoreland — the best smallmouth angler who ever lived — hooked the biggest smallmouth of his life on Christmas Day in the early 1970s.