Welcome to our Smallmouth Bass Fishing Home Page

Pound for pound, smallmouth bass are considered the strongest fighting freshwater fish by most anglers.  It is hard to disagree once you have spent some time fishing for smallmouth bass.  Whether you target monster smallies in the Great Lakes or in your favorite river, lake or stream, you will find a ton of fishing information in this section.

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Winter Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

The winter months are tough on smallmouth bass.  These fish are not common through the ice and most of the better smallmouth bass lakes are in the northern part of the country.  There are some lakes that are located in the southern part of the country that do offer some very good smallmouth bass fishing in the winter, but the fishing pattern is the same as the fall pattern up north.  Smallmouth bass can be found along quick drop-offs, points, deep water humps and at times just suspended in open water.  With temperatures in the 50s and low 60s, the fishing can be very good.  Once water temperatures drop into the 40s, the fishing becomes very difficult and most bass anglers will not be fishing for smallmouth bass anymore.  There are still some catchable fish, but you need to really downsize your baits and have some patience fishing the deeper water.

A Great Season for Trip Planning

If you don’t plan on doing any smallmouth bass fishing down south over the winter, it’s a great time of year to do some research to help plan your next smallmouth bass trip in the upcoming year.

Best Smallmouth Bass Fishing Destinations

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Best Canadian Smallmouth Bass Destinations

Canada is home to some of the best smallmouth bass fishing on the planet.  If you are looking to learn more about the awesome destinations in Canada, we have you covered.  Whether you are looking for action or trophy fish, we have a destination for you.

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