Posts Tagged 'smallmouth bass'

Art Lander’s Outdoors: The largemouth bass remains most popular gamefish in Kentucky waters

The largemouth bass is Kentucky’s most popular gamefish. French naturalist Bernard Germain de Lacépède (1756-1825) was the first to publish information on this black bass in the scientific literature, based on a drawing and simple description obtained in 1802 from the Carolinas. He named the fish Micropterus salmoides, a combination of the Greek word for “small fin” and the Latin word for “troutlike.” But the poorly executed drawing and incomplete description so confused later naturalists […]

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Strawberry man catches once-in-a-lifetime smallmouth bass

Another big fish record came to my attention that will probably stand for quite some time. On the northern border of Arizona, massive Lake Powell is a great fishery for many species of sport game fish. Many local anglers make an annual trip to this reservoir that is part of the Colorado River chain. Lake Powell has become famous for walleyes, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, and stripers throughout the 186-mile lake, which extends well […]

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Jenko Fishing Shinobi Shad Review

There are a lot of new spy bait options on the market since DUO released the original Spinbait back in 2013. But thus far, all have been created for bass fishing, specifically targeting smallmouth bass in clear water. Jenko created the new Shinobi Shad to give crappie anglers a very unique new option for crappie fishing. It’s smaller and more like a crappie minnow than other spy baits on the market that seem to resemble […]

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How to Ned Rig for Great Lakes Smallmouth Bass

From the new Illinois state record smallmouth bass to scores of largemouth, the Ned Rig is one of the most productive bass fishing presentations. Wired2Fish shared the boat with captain Dale Stroschein for an in-depth lesson on how he fishes the Ned Rig for smallmouth bass on the legendary Bay of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dale locates smallmouth on the extensive reef systems by starting on the tops then shifting down the edges until the right […]

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It’s Biggie Smallie, the new state record for smallmouth bass.

Chicago’s downtown lakefront scored quite a catch last week when the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that the long-time state record for a smallmouth bass was shattered by angler Joseph Capilupo of LaGrange at Monroe Harbor. As you can see from the photo, this is really something that could be called “Biggie Smallie.” The fish weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces, which broke the previous record by 12 ounces. That record had been […]

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Outdoors With Martin: Largemouth bass fishing

There’s little question that Lake Erie is the Walleye Capital of the World. And I’d bet that if anybody did some careful checking, it might rank high in the U.S. for perch, smallmouth bass, channel cats, white bass, and other hard fighting fish. So when Hocking County anglers head north, they’ll most likely be seeking these prime game fish. But if walleye and perch aren’t hitting during your trip, there’s still a fish that can […]

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