5 Ultimate Smallmouth Bass Baits: The Juice Episode 13

We’re back with another edition of “The Juice” a video series that highlights new and premium products available at Karl’s Bait & Tackle. In this episode, Jim Ansell, of Reel Deal Outdoors showcases 5 of his favorite baits for targeting smallmouth bass. From moving baits, to finesse jigs and plastics, this list includes all of the heavy hitters for wrangling …

Canadian Angler Wins 100K Catching Smallmouth While The Competition Went For Largemouth

Canadian angler and smallmouth savant Jeff Gustafson hoisted the big blue B.A.S.S. Elite Series trophy over his head this past weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jeff, known as “Gussy” won the second Elite Series event of the season on the famed Tennessee River.  When anglers think of the Tennessee River Valley in March, it’s often about prespawn largemouth bass. This robust …

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Fishing Tube Baits: 5 Ways To Rig a Tube

Fishing tube baits is one of those techniques that just continues to get the job done. It’s caught fish for decades, and continues to pump out fish when other baits just won’t cut it. Unfortunately, the extent of most angler’s tube arsenals is an internal jig head. That’s a problem, because tubes are killer rigged with a variety of techniques. …

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Every Single State Smallmouth Bass Record, Listed

Smallmouth bass are hands down my favorite fish to target. Their looks, curiosity, habitat and ferociousness are a few reasons why they top my list. To put it simply, they’re just bad to the bone. Growing up, I mainly fished small creeks and rivers for bronzebacks. Anything over 16 inches was a dandy in my eyes and a new personal …

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How To Catch Smallmouth Bass In Current

The heat of summer is quickly approaching and catching smallmouth can become a daunting task. Many anglers will target them in the deeper, colder water, but an often overlooked area is in streams or rivers with heavy current. The moving water will typically be cooler than the lakes while also providing a continuous supply of oxygen and food, thus creating …