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Noun1.smallmouth - a variety of black basssmallmouth - a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye
black bass - widely distributed and highly prized American freshwater game fishes (sunfish family)
smallmouth bass - flesh of smallmouth bass
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Lindner admitted that many bass fishermen are not aware of the smallmouths ability to jump clear of the surface as well as submerging itself in extra-deep water, all to escape capture.
swallowed & said his dad took him there because smallmouths were
By mid-May, the smallmouths will be on their beds and share center stage, along with big white perch.
Written by expert outdoorsman Bruce Ingram, Fly and Spin Fishing for River Smallmouths is an easy-to-use smallmouth bass fishing guide.
When the largemouth bite slowed down due to the windy conditions, we moved to deeper outside weedlines for smallmouths."
The pressures of making a living and raising families have kept us away for four years, but everything is the same--the island with the cabin on it, the house-size rock where the two big smallmouths grabbed our frogs at almost the same moment and leaped in tandem, that place along the left shoreline where the unearthly sound of some animal screaming in the blackness of a starless night scared the bejaysus out of us .
Although some states have better fishing than others, smallmouths are largely accessible throughout the United States.
Most of the time on lakes, anglers focus on shallow water when fishing smallmouths on top, but a torrid topwater bite can take place over depths of 20 feet and deeper--especially in late summer.
The smallmouths were tough to catch on Wednesday; Dan tied and re-tied about a dozen different patterns, including hellgrammites, poppers, stonefly nymphs, and San Juan worms.
Navy veteran Jeff Morris, a four-year volunteer boat captain, had a good laugh when his NEPVA partner, Jim Wallack, looked at him and said, "This weather ought to turn on those big smallmouths, don't you think?"
Grass River smallmouths entertain anglers with a steady stream of strikes, especially early in the season.
Hettinger emphasized the excellent wade-fishing opportunities, in particular Waugoshance Point at Wilderness State Park, where anglers can sight-fish for giant smallmouths in prime water difficult to access by boat.