Press Release from NYTBF Patrick Hildenbrand, age 37 from Red Hook, New York, ties the New York Smallmouth record while … Continue reading New State Record Smallmouth for New York comes from St. Lawrence River!
While competing in the Bassmaster Northern Open at Douglas Lake in Dandridge TN The Weather Channel came to do a story on how bass fishing is impacted by weather. Learn how different conditions can impact bass fishing differently. Continue reading The Weather Channel: How Weather Impacts Bass Fishing
One quick internet search and you’ll see that the heart of the debate for years has been which body of water reigns supreme in the smallmouth fishing world: is it Simcoe, or is it Erie? And to be honest with you, that’s really the driving force behind the summer series. I wanted to see for myself which was the top dog. Continue reading Smallmouth Smackdown Part V: The Beast, Lake Simcoe
A couple years ago I wrote an article that included a tip from a friend of mine about using a Carolina Rig to target deep smallies in summer. What I’ve found since then is that are a variety of presentations you can use to catch big smallmouth with a Carolina Rig, and the fall is no exception. When you think of fall fishing you think reaction baits, fish gorging themselves and generally being rather easy to catch. But sometimes fishing can be really tough, and that’s when these presentations can be really key to landing those GIANT smallmouth bass that people dream about! Continue reading Why you should Carolina Rig for Giant Smallies!
While most of New York has adopted a catch and release season for Largemouth and Smallmouth bass outside of the … Continue reading Smallmouth Smack Down: Six Lakes in Six Weeks! Part IV, The St. Lawrence River
A few weeks ago I was sitting around a fire with a bunch of friends, “calmly discussing” what lake in … Continue reading Smallmouth Smack Down: Six Lakes in Six Weeks! Part III, Lake Ontario
After an incredible trip to Lake Erie with Larry Mazur began this epic trip of gigantic smallmouth bass fishing (click … Continue reading Smallmouth Smack Down: Six Lakes in Six Weeks! Part II, Oneida Lake
After spending my entire life chasing huge smallmouth in the Northeast, I picked six of the best fisheries and set … Continue reading Smallmouth Smack Down: Six Lakes in Six Weeks! Part I, Lake Erie
In an earlier post I introduced the facts of Barometric Pressure (BP) as they relate to fishing, and offered some tips as to how it may relate to behavior and eating habits for bass in North America. Here in part 2 of that piece I’m going to detail how Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass relate to different BPs and their changes at my favorite body of water and frequent stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series and host to the second Bass Pro Shops Northern Open trail for 2015, the legendary Lake Oneida in Syracuse NY. Continue reading The Science of Barometric Pressure, Part II