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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Everyone knows that bass have seasonal patterns and that there are times when they move from shallow water to deep water and back again, from the main lake to the creeks and coves. We expect these transitions, but few of us truly anticipate them or try to stay ahead of them.