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.
If you can anticipate the movement of forage on your favorite smallmouth water, you'll be waiting on the bass.
Let’s talk a little about how smallmouth bass really move around in a lake.
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.
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.
Let's talk about the bass binge that happens around the country the first few times warm rainwater rushes into the lakes and rivers.
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.