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Three “must have” baits for fall river smallmouth bass

30. September 2010

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Three “must have” baits for fall river smallmouth bass

by Juan Veruete Kayak Fish PA, LLC Fall is time when smallmouth are feeding veraciously preparing for the long lean winter. It’s also a time of rapidly changing weather that effects smallmouth location and feeding behavior. This means anglers will need to be ready to fish a lot of different types of water and depths. Here’s [...]

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Selecting the right color tube bait for river smallmouth

19. August 2010

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by Juan Veruete, KayakFishPA.com When it comes to lures, the number one topic of discussion is almost always centered around color selection. How many times has another angler asked you, “What color are you using?”. This question often becomes more complicated when you are talking about river fishing for smallmouth bass. The river environment is very dynamic [...]

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Simple color customization of your top water baits for smallmouth bass

1. July 2010

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by Juan Veruete, Kayak Fish PA, LLC I’m a huge fan of top water baits; All kinds of top water baits such as poppers, prop baits and walk-the-dog baits. If there’s a good top water bite on, you can be rest assured that I’ll be tossing one of these baits. In particular, prop baits and walk-the-dog [...]

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Favorite summer lures for smallmouth bass

1. June 2010

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Favorite summer lures for smallmouth bass

by Juan Veruete, centralpafishing.com Summer smallmouth fishing has arrived or is just around the corner for much of the country. Yes, it is time to think about patterning those smallmouth bass during the hot long days of summer. We also need to think of the baits we’ll be tossing at those aggressive summer smallmouth bass. I [...]

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Rigging soft stickbaits for smallmouth bass

1. May 2010

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by Juan Vereute, http://www.centralPAfishing.com Most of the time when I’m on the water, other fisherman will ask the age old question “what bait were you using when you caught your fish”. I’m always glad to tell them but surprisingly very few fisherman follow up with what should be the second question. “What type of presentation were [...]

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Rigging Soft Plastics for River Smallmouths with Jeff Little (video)

7. August 2009

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Rigging Soft Plastics for River Smallmouths with Jeff Little (video)

In this video Jeff Little of Blue Ridge Kayak Fishing demonstrates some effective techniques for rigging soft plastics for river smallmouths. He shows how to rig a weedless tube (or should I say rockless?), a simple yet effective stick worm rig and a creature bait using Hawghead Baits soft plastic lures. Rigging Soft Plastics for River [...]

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Yakfish’s Rabbit Hair Craw Jig for Smallmouth Bass

26. May 2009

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“Tying your own” isn’t just for fly anglers any more. With the popularity of hair jigs for cold water smallmouth, many spin fishermen are learning tricks from their long rod brethren. While learning how to tie jigs, I sampled many different materials including round rubber, silicone skirts, buck tail, and rabbit hair. The rabbit hair [...]

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A December to Remember: Blade Baits and Reservoir Smallmouth

26. May 2009

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Looking back at the past year, I realize that I have learned more since last March than in the previous five years combined. The switch from river to reservoir smallmouth fishing brought an entirely new set of rules, patterns, and techniques. The technique that I learned late in the year, vertical jigging a blade bait, [...]

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Smallmouth Bass Lures

26. May 2009

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Lures used for Smallmouth bass fishing should be downsized versions of those used for Largemouth Bass, to accomodate their smaller mouths. A variety of crankbaits, spinnerbaits, soft plastics, topwaters, soft baits and jigs can be effective. Sizes ranging from 1/8 oz. - 1/2 oz. are most commonly used. Top Water Baits Tiny Torpedo: 1-7/8″ length, 1/4 oz, [...]

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Crankbaits for Smallmouths - A Beginner’s Guide

26. May 2009

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I hope some of the following thoughts will help young and beginning fishermen have a better understanding of fishing a crankbait. I guess every Bass fisherman has a “Go To” lure that they have more confidence in than any other. To some it’s a jig, to others its spinner bait or a worm. I have a [...]

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