Birth rate for such a fish is said to be about one in 10,000 and the chance of it surviving the three or four years it takes to reach 13-plus inches was “nearly incalculable.”
Smallmouth bass aficionado lands the smallie of a lifetime.
Author returns to his roots for some fishing fun.
Topwaters are great fun, but when smallies aren’t looking up, try these bass’n tactics.
A Mississippi River mayfly hatch hindered the bass bite for the author, but he eventually discovered a way to grip some bronzeback lip.
Even on a relatively average day on Lake St. Clair, the smallmouth bass fishing can be very good.
A population estimate completed this year shows there are some 67,000 smallmouth bass in the 128,000-acre lake.
As summer transitions into fall, consider your complete fishing repertoire to up your hook-setting odds with lunker largemouth or smallmouth.