This is a time when we should be with our families remembering the true meaning of this holiday, and taking more pleasure in giving gifts than in receiving them.
This week I’m going to talk about something that’s been bugging me for a while. It’s the fact that some anglers refuse to open their minds to new lures and to new approaches in smallmouth fishing.
Winter smallmouth aren't dormant, they're just lethargic. Tease 'em to tempt 'em.
Just when a guy thinks things are going along in a predictable manner Mother Nature throws a curve.
What makes for a trophy smallmouth bass? I’ve thought a lot about that over the years. I don’t think you can answer that question unless you know where the fish was caught.
Smallmouth bass have a mystical quality to them.
A lot of you might think I’m crazy for saying this but if the water isn’t iced-over on your lake I’d suggest you give topwater a shot. You’d be surprised at how many fish you can catch this time of the year with a frog.
Smallmouth have a strong tendency to school or group by size. If you start seeing fish that are smaller or larger than the ones you’ve been catching, it’s likely that you’re into new fish.