Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

A little prespawn chatter

A plan is shared: Start with a jerkbait, and when the bite slows, switch to the follow-up. The face of a friend, visible over the phone in my mind’s eye,...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Techniques to target smallmouth through the seasons

by Alex McCrickard, Virginia DGIF Aquatic Education Coordinator There might not be a finer season to explore our freshwater fisheries across Virginia than in fall. Maples, tulip poplars, oaks and...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

5 smallmouth baits for summer fishing

Summertime in most of the U.S. means a rising thermometer and sweating through a sun buff-now-turned-COVID facemask. This is often true even in smallmouth country where big smallmouth follow the...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Mueller ecstatic over 7-13 smallmouth

CLAYTON, N.Y. — Paul Mueller is good with this, no matter what happens over the next three days of the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at the St. Lawrence River. The Day...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Key smallmouth structure in flowing water

The next Bassmaster Elite Series stop happens to be my favorite fishery for tournaments. That’s right, the St. Lawrence River. So I’d like to dedicate this column to covering the...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

It’s been a long and crazy spring

It’s been a strange spring for my family, your family and the entire planet. But it’s been equally weird from a fishing standpoint as well. Our weather patterns here in...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Winter smallmouth transformation

I live in east Tennessee where I’m blessed to be able to fish 12 months a year. The smallmouth fishing can be really good here in wintertime on our highland...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

New Illinois record smallmouth bass gobbles Ned rig

LADSON, S.C. – Most of Chicago’s 2.7-million residents were fast asleep. But for avid angler Joe Capilupo, the night of Monday, Oct. 14 provided the perfect opportunity to cast for Lake...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Blaylock’s smallmouth setup at St. Clair

Stetson Blaylock finished second in both the 2019 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race and the AOY Championship event at Lake St. Clair. This was his primary weapon to...

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

Fish care done the right way

I saw something at the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at the St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet that was inspiring. The fishing was pretty darn good; Micah Frazier’s come-from-behind victory...

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