More on Stephen Headrick

Shake It Up, Baby

Dec 11, 2009

When a lot of anglers think of wintertime fishing, they think there are just a very few ways you can catch bass. But that's not exactly true

Old Yeller

Dec 4, 2009

It's been more than a year since I first revealed one of my favorite secret techniques for catching smallmouth bass in cold weather.If you're a regular reader of "Think Smallie," you know that I love jig fishing

Shad before 'dads in winter

Nov 22, 2009

When I'm smallmouth fishing in cold weather, you'll almost always see me using a shad imitation rather than a crawfish imitation. The reason is simple. Bass feed a lot more on shad when the water's cold than they do on crawfish.

More how and why on float-and-fly

Nov 13, 2009

First of all, we should cover the best time of year to use the float-and-fly. After years and years of using the method, I've determined that it works best whenever the water temperature is below 55 degrees.

Float-and-fly Q&A

Nov 6, 2009

It's getting to be that time of year — the time of year when I get asked lots of questions about float-and-fly fishing.

Rods and reels for smallmouth

Oct 26, 2009

We live in an era of specialization. You can't buy much of anything anymore that isn't specially geared to a very particular purpose.

Growing up smallmouth

Oct 16, 2009

In this article, Stephen Headrick talks about how all of us — every one — needed help in getting started with our smallmouth fishing and that smallmouth anglers are made, not born.

It's not just for largemouth

Oct 9, 2009

In this article, you can read Stephen Headrick's advice about where and when to fish samllmouth bass with a Carolina rig.

Small waters for smallies

Oct 9, 2009

In this article, Stephen Headrick credits fishing a small lake, overlooked for the most part, as the place where he learned to fish and become a better smallmouth angler.

Night fishing

Oct 1, 2009

Night fishing tips from the Smallmouth Guru Stephen Headrick