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Lewis Smith Lake Bass Fishing Report – Smith is kicking out quality size and strong numbers right now

Smith Lake continues to kick out quality spotted bass this week.  My clients have caught the majority of their fish dropshotting in 15 to 35 feet of water and throwing loud topwater plugs.  It’s important to have both presentations in your arsenal this time of year to appeal to fish suspended high in the water […]

Lewis Smith Lake Bass Fishing Report – The Spotted Bass are Firing

The Smith Lake Park Bass Fest is just two weeks out and the spotted bass are firing right now.  The water temperature is around 83 degrees and there’s baitfish visible everywhere.  You can catch fish all over the lake right now on just about any technique you like to fish including topwater, swimbaits, jigs, and […]

Kevin Hawk – Late Fall and Winter Fishing on Lake Guntersville and Lewis Smith Lake

Shortly after winning the Forrest Wood Cup in 2010 I moved to Lake Guntersville for several reasons.  It’s centrally located to most of the tournament venues on the major Tours and the lake is one of the best largemouth fisheries in the country.  What I didn’t realize at the time, but have come to appreciate […]

Columbia River in Transition – Bass Fishing Late Summer/Early Fall

Daytime temperatures all along the course of the Columbia River remain constant going into late summer.  Mid nineties on the east side of the Cascades and mid 70s and low 80s on the west side with the Pacific marine influence.  What were noticeable were the crisp early morning temperatures and the sunrise that’s an hour […]

Finicky Bass 2 – Drop Shot Finesse Fishing Tips and Techniques

This is part two of a three-part series from 17-year-old tournament Angler Patrick Zajdel Drop Shot While the Shakey Head is a shallow water bottom contact presentation, the drop shot is a technique that originated in Japan as a light tackle finesse presentation for suspended finicky bass. This rig is extremely effective year round and can […]