As a follow-up to the discussion around larger male bass spawning first from today’s post, and that this is an overall positive for producing a healthier population of large fish (at least in bluegills, as mentioned). Keeping in mind that there are no absolutes when it comes to bass biology and behavior, there’s a lot of scientific literature [...]
Cool stuff going on in a research lab in Windsor, Ont. Check this statement out: “University of Windsor professors are narrowing down an elusive goby love potion that could lure the females of the invasive species to their deaths.” The article says the 4 magic compounds (11-oxo-etiocholanolone, for you science geeks) would be added to [...]
…Does a Bassin’ Boat Improve Your Fishing IQ? Lately I’ve been doing more bank fishing than I’ve done in many a year. Just circumstance. My boat’s at my folks’ place, about 75 minutes away, and my 9-year-old son is eaten up with fishing. “Can we go fishing, dad?” – I hear that daily, and what [...]
Tahoe, man. The boating, the skiing and now…the bassin’? Not if Cal Fish and Game can help it. Check the excerpts from this article, my comments after that. > A new invasive species has been identified at Lake Tahoe, and it’s likely to be the most aggressive fish to ply the waters of the mile-high [...]
Anyone Else?! George Cochran doesn’t like fishing for smallies! In tournaments, anyway…. On the one hand, I can’t believe it – meaning who in their right mind wouldn’t like fishing for smallmouths? On the other hand, after reading about it, I get where he’s coming from. Anyone else feel the same way George does?
Never heard of this one before. Read it in an article about fly-fishing for smallies in Maine. Some of those fly guys are as down and dirty as us bassers, some are…a bit different. More on that later – first, smallies “on the jumps:” On my first trip to Pocomoonshine Lake, in eastern Maine, many [...]
Landing smallies…is great! It’s half the fun of fishing for them ol’ brown fish – except in a tourney, when it can be the most stressful part of the day. Mike Iaconelli (in this article) says he uses his boat to cut down on smallie jump-offs: I use the boat as a landing aide. For [...]
What were you doing on July 9? On the morning of July 9, 1955, David Hayes of Leitchfield, Ky. began trolling in the Phillips Bend area of Dale Hollow Lake. Just as he cleared the point near what’s now Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, his rod bent like he snagged a piano. But…not a [...]
Seems like everyone’s tagging a million-dollar fish these days, to get fishermen to do what they’d do anyway…. In our world it’s all about largies, far as I’m aware. So was interested to read that the Missouri DNR has tagged smallies in several rivers, and catching one can win you some bucks. Any other DNRs [...]
[Read and reviewed by BassParade reader Chad Keogh.] If your favorite fishing rod is a lot like a pool cue with a small winch attached to it, the book The Last Smallmouth is likely not for you. Author, smallmouth bass pro guide, and lecturer Tony Bean has written this book for anglers who prefer spinning [...]
…if you’re catching ‘em in the Susquehanna River, as well as CO, DE, IA and OH. Disturbing stuff. As far as PA goes, we’ve covered the problems Susquehanna smallies are facing, and the questionable things the PA Fish and Boat Commission is doing in response, but here’s a new wrinkle. It’s in the “we can’t [...]
Word from the Ohio DNR is that smallmouth bass fishing this year in Lake Erie is “expected to be fair,” with “bass abundance below desired levels.” But – a big but – is that the average size of our favorite brown fish in the lake will be 15-22 inches, meaning 2 to 6 pounds. Dang!
…to read and review (for publication here) the book The Last Smallmouth by legendary smallie expert Tony Bean. Brown fish are my favorite fish (one’s on my wedding ring!), I want to read the book, Tony sent us one to review, but I’m just too dang busy to get to it and have already sat [...]