Tag: Smallmouth

Winter smallmouth transformation | Bassmaster

Winter smallmouth transformation | Bassmaster

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 lakes like Cherokee and Norris. The smallmouth is…

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Northern And Southern Smallmouth Bass

Northern And Southern Smallmouth Bass

The spread of bass tournaments into Northern waters has exposed more anglers to smallmouth bass on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Throughout the years tournament competitors from the North and South have noticed differences in the habits…

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7+ Pound Smallmouth Caught Downtown Chicago (Breaks State Record)

7+ Pound Smallmouth Caught Downtown Chicago (Breaks State Record)

The Illinois State Record Bass has been broken! a 7-pound-3-ounce smallmouth bass was caught by Joe Capaulupo downtown Chicago. Joe, an avid urban angler, was throwing, his tried and true set up – The Ned Rig at around…

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Come to Pickwick Lake for smallmouth, largemouth, fall fun

Come to Pickwick Lake for smallmouth, largemouth, fall fun

Make a fall trek to Pickwick Lake and you get the better of two bass fishing worlds. Those are catching numbers of schooling largemouth and doing that with topwater lures.  Tennessee native Brandon Lester likes to do both,…

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Fall smallmouth spawners? | Bassmaster

Fall smallmouth spawners? | Bassmaster

I’m going to let you in on a secret that will either blow your mind or substantiate your long-held belief that I might be a bit crazy. But hear me out. For those of you who head into…

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Smallmouth and crankbaits | Bassmaster

Smallmouth and crankbaits | Bassmaster

We are in the middle of a few tournaments where smallies could play a role so I thought this might be a good time to talk about smallmouth bass and crankbaits.  The first thing I want to say…

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Northern smallmouth: Details matter, part 2

Northern smallmouth: Details matter, part 2

Once I’ve made my line selection it’s time for me to pick a bait. It’s popular to pick ones that look like a goby. After all, that’s pretty much what they eat.  Editor’s note: Read part 1. I…

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Fighting winter for lunker smallmouth

Fighting winter for lunker smallmouth

It’s a risk many anglers are willing to take. It’s the fishing chance of a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to experience bassing at its absolute, unbelievable best, says Bassmaster Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley. He’s talking about fishing…

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Summer Smallmouth Bass Fishing In Lakes Vs Rivers Vs Reservoirs

Summer Smallmouth Bass Fishing In Lakes Vs Rivers Vs Reservoirs

Summer smallmouth bass fishing is a great way to spend the day targeting a furiously fighting fish that never seems to give up. They are aggressive feeders, spunky fighters, and their aerial acrobatics is tops in fresh water….

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Pre Spawn Smallmouth Bass Fishing In Rivers: 3 Places To Look

Pre Spawn Smallmouth Bass Fishing In Rivers: 3 Places To Look

The key to pre spawn smallmouth bass fishing in rivers is to think critically about where they spent the winter, and where they spawn – and then locating holding places along that route. In many rivers, bass winter…

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