Spring Bonanza on Lake Powell

Nestled between the Arizona and Utah boaders, Lake Powell is the country’s second-largest man-made reservoir, behind Lake Mead. It was created by the Glen Canyon Dam–yes, the same dam responsible for such famous trout spots as Horseshoe Bend . . .

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Podcast: Late-Season Smallmouths, with Mike Schultz


Mike Schultz shows off a bruiser bronzeback.
Photo courtesy Mike Schultz

Do you stop fishing for smallmouth bass when summer ends? If you do, you could be missing the best bass fishing of the year and the chance at your biggest smallmouth. Mike Schultz–of . . .

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Video: Michigan Smallmouths on the Flats

We don’t get nearly enough good videos about fly-fishing for smallmouth bass, so I’m always excited to find a new one. Filmmaker Dory Breaux and his buddy Parker Gondella headed to Michigan, . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


Kip Vieth is passionate about the smallmouth-bass fishing in his home state of Minnesota.
Photo courtesy Kip Vieth

I call the banks of the Upper Mississippi River home. Our shop and guide service is located right in the heart of the famous catch-and-release section, just north of the Twin Cities. Where we live, . . .

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Photo of the Day: Scouting Trip Smallie Success


When your trout river is blown out, it’s time to see if anything else is biting.
Photo by Mike Canady

Mike Canady of Ellensburg Angler in Ellensburg, Washington, sent in this great photo of his fellow guide, Todd Fuchigami with a big fish and a big smile. The Yakima River was blown out, so. . .

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Classic Pro Tips: How to Catch Springtime Smallmouths

Written by: Drew Price


Springtime offers the chance to catch some of the biggest smallmouths of the year.

Photos by Drew Price

When April begins, I start thinking about smallmouth bass. They will soon start making migratory spawning runs out of lakes, and some huge fish will be caught. It can be some of the most. . .

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