Topics: smallies

Old fish or new fish?

Oct 26, 2012

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.

Follow the bait, follow the bass

Oct 19, 2012

If you can anticipate the movement of forage on your favorite smallmouth water, you'll be waiting on the bass.

Basic smallmouth movements

Oct 5, 2012

Let’s talk a little about how smallmouth bass really move around in a lake.

Smallmouth like wood, too

Aug 3, 2012

I’ve been fishing several nights a week since I got back from vacation. You know about my messing around with the float-and-fly technique. What you may not know is that, once again, I’m finding a lot of good smallmouth on deep wood.

Float-and-fly when it's hot

Jul 31, 2012

I said I’d tell you more about the hot weather version of the float-and-fly after I knew more about it. Well, this week I’ve had a chance to give it a try, and I think it has a future in smallmouth angling.

The February binge

Feb 4, 2012

Let's talk about the bass binge that happens around the country the first few times warm rainwater rushes into the lakes and rivers.

Dropping water challenge for some, boosts others

May 5, 2010

After a practice filled with biting fish, dropping water changed the picture. Some anglers in the shallows found their places high and dry, while those fishing deep for smallmouth found an additional current boost.