Stephen Headrick

Changing weather is not your enemy

Aug 23, 2013

Most everything right now is in open water. The baitfish are schooling as they get ready for their fall migration into the creeks and backwater areas.

Fall time is now time

Aug 16, 2013

Seasonal fish movements are about much more than just water temperature.

Are you fishing too deep?

Aug 9, 2013

Go deep and then go deeper is my standard advice to anyone trying to catch a smallmouth bass. This year is different, though.

Sometimes they don't bite

Aug 2, 2013

Some of you are probably laughing. You’re thinking that I’ve stated the obvious. Maybe I have, but I get a lot of guys who come in off the water and ask me why they couldn’t catch them.

Look to the creeks

Jul 26, 2013

It seems like every week we talk about the weather. I don’t always like to do that but this year that seems to be the most appropriate topic, at least if you want to catch more smallies.

High water, high heat

Jul 19, 2013

And we thought it was hot last week…

Try Vertical

Jul 12, 2013

Bad weather means good fishing

Jun 28, 2013

The recent wave of bad storms and heavy rains that’s been rolling across the country have made tough living conditions for some humans but made good living conditions for lake dwelling smallmouth bass.

The thermocline and summer smallmouth

Jun 21, 2013

It’s getting to be the time of year when the thermocline comes into play. But before we talk about how that affects our fishing we need to consider what the thermocline is, and what it isn’t.

Lethargic summer smallmouth

Jun 14, 2013

Today there’s a cold front sweeping across most of the smallmouth territory in our country, but don’t let that fool you. The water is heating up and the smallmouth are getting lethargic.