Wading For Smallmouth Bass In Small Rivers, Creeks, And Streams

Why America Loves Smallmouth Bass Pound for pound smallmouth bass are one of the hardest fighting freshwater fish, and that tenacity turns up when you tangle with smallmouth in shallow water. Smallmouth are native to rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the Midwest and have routinely been stocked to non-native ranges since the 1800s. The robust smallmouth was initially favored for …

3 Topwater Bass Baits That Will Cover You All Summer Long

When the summer heat raises water temperatures into the bathwater range, a topwater bait is the least likely lure most bass anglers would choose then. Although bass can seek cooler temperatures in deeper water, some remain near the surface to feed on schooling baitfish while others stay shallow in the shade of heavy cover and ambush any prey swimming nearby …

Here Are The 3 Best Places To Look For Post Spawn Bass

Bass have endured the rigors of spawning and are now ready to take a break to recuperate from their annual chores of procreating. The fishing seemed a lot easier during the spawn when bass aggressively attacked anything that ventured into the nests. However, the early postspawn period tends to frustrate the average angler because the fish become sluggish and want …

Tim’s Hot Tips: Fishing For Spawning Largemouth Up North

Over the last week, the fishing has been heating up throughout the upper midwest. In Central Wisconsin where I’m at, the area lakes are finally reaching the 60-degree mark. This means bass, crappie, and bluegill are pushed up in shallow water acting foolishly and aggressively. Here is how I fish skirted jigs for largemouth bass during the Spring on a …