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  We’ve previously shown video footage of smallies being attacked by Pike and Muskies but this is the first time I’ve seen a snapping turtle do this.  He must have been at the right place at the right time to be able to grab this smallie just after being caught and retrieved. Amazing! That turtle […]
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When you go fishing, you always hope that the next fish you catch, will be a monster…. a personal best. However, there are certain times of year where this is more likely than others. It doesn’t take too long to figure out that spring and fall are probably the most productive times of the year for […]
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Spybaiting has evolved over the past few years from being an unknown, niche finesse technique imported from Japan to a favorite of pro and amateur anglers alike.  In Japan, bass fishing is even tougher than in the USA due to the amount of fishing pressure put on lakes. Duo Realis introduced the concept to the […]
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  There are lots of swimbaits on the market out there and most of them will catch fish at one time or another.  There are some that catch more than others and are more durable too.  Reaction Innovations makes the Skinny Dipper in lots of different colors and it flat out works. This bait has […]
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When smallies are whacking a jerkbait, it can be one of the most exciting times on the water you’ll ever have. When you find a whole pod of fish hanging together in a feeding frenzy, you can boat a fish on cast after cast. Dave Mercer explains how to find one of those situations in […]
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The thing I love about smallmouth bass fishing is that in most areas of the country where smallmouth bass live, they are easy to access in rivers and streams. You can fish from shore, wade a bit or float in a kayak, small boat or whatever.  If you can pick up a couple of key […]
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As you gain more experience fishing rivers for smallmouth bass, you’ll get a sixth sense.  Oh, that spot looks fishy! Cast right behind that rock… and BAM! Fishing guides and experienced river anglers have learned how to read the river. At certain times of the year, smallmouth bass will take up positions in various locations […]
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If you fish in deep water, targeting smallmouth bass deeper than 20 feet or so, here’s a quick trick that you need to know about. When a fish is brought to the surface from deep water, there is a pressure change within the body, just like divers experience. This results in changes to the body […]
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  Most of us have seen bass on or around their beds while fishing in spring. We’ve even seen underwater video of them guarding against predators. You’ve GOT to take a few minutes, chill, and watch this amazing underwater video of smallies getting it on! Spawning smallmouth bass  I’m a big proponent of leaving them […]
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In recent years, the main stem of the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg has been under tight regulation of fishing access for smallmouth bass. Over the past 10 years or so, there have been declining numbers of smallmouth bass, especially young bass and the state has blocked anglers from fishing in this section of the river […]
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