In the not-too-distant past, the mention of the word "finesse" to bass anglers would be followed by snickers. Anglers pictured wimpy rods and tiny baits hardly the image hard-core fishermen wanted to project.
Soon after large creature baits proved their stuff, lure makers introduced downsized versions. Do they measure up to their larger predecessors?
Joe Thomas gives us tips on locating structure and how to fish it properly.
There are days when bass roam far from their home base in a brushpile or weedbed, but more often, you've got to hit or penetrate the cover with your baits to catch fish.
Most lines used in bass fishing are nylon monofilaments, although recently manufacturers introduced braided, gel-spun polyethylene a superstrong, superthin fishing line. Monofilament and "multifilament" lines have very different properties.
It's no wonder so much attention has been devoted to such classic smallmouth lakes as Champlain, St. Clair, Dale Hollow and Pickwick. Those big bodies of water surrender some truly monster-size bass.
In this article, you can read about the advantages of bass fishing on foot or footloose bass fishing.
Caution, before you use the new elastomeric superplastics do your homework, it's totally different than what you're used to.
Read how kayaks and one man inflatable pontoon boats are becoming the latest rage among smallmouth bass fishermen.
In this article, you can get some tips for catching spawning smallmouth.