Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone: How to Catch the Hardest Fighting Fish That Swims

Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone: How to Catch the Hardest Fighting Fish That Swims

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone: How to Catch the Hardest Fighting Fish That Swims by James Root

Discover all the secrets of smallmouth bass fishing!

Catching a smallmouth bass—especially a big one—can be a daunting pursuit for the unprepared. Successful smallmouth bass fishing depends on a variety of factors, including weather, habitat, time of year, type of tackle, and the tactics you decide to use on any given day.

In A Beginner's Guide to Smallmouth Bass Fishing , lifelong angler Jim Root reveals all the specifics behind achieving success on lake, river, or pond. This comprehensive handbook includes key information about how to identify a smallmouth and where they live. It features specialized chapters on choosing, setting up, and using various rigs, including the Carolina rig, double fluke rig, Texas rig, Petey rig, and many others. Root explains the unique Japanese technique of spybaiting and breaks down deep, medium, and shallow cranks. He offers different tips depending on the season and fishing location, and he even includes a chapter on his top fifty smallmouth destinations.

This book, which features 150 color photographs, is the perfect gift for anyone eager to learn all the tips and tricks of smallmouth bass fishing—in winter, spring, summer, or fall.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510715905
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 548,728
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Root is a professional angler who has been fishing since he was three years old. The winner of over fifty tournaments, he has made three appearances at the American Fishing National Championships. Root is also a features writer for bassmaster.com and creates fishing videos that have been featured on the Weather Channel. He resides in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Zona vii

Introduction ix

Part I The Smallmouth Bass: Its Life Cycle, Seasons, Habits, and Recommended Equipment for Catching It

1 What Are Smallmouth? 2

2 Boat Prep 5

3 Unlocking the Mystery 11

4 Weather 15

5 Find the Hive 21

6 Electronics 25

7 Become a Bird Watcher 28

8 Rivers 30

9 Lakes 33

10 Seasons 37

Part II Smallmouth Lures and Their Presentation

11 Texas Rigs 50

12 Jerkbaits 55

13 The Drop Shot 60

14 Shaky Head 66

15 Crayfish 70

16 Jigs 77

17 Swimbaits 80

18 Spinnerbaits 88

19 Double fluke Rig 93

20 Carolina Rigs 96

21 Wacky Rigs 100

22 Live Minnows 103

23 Ned Rig 106

24 Cranking 109

25 Topwater 119

26 Jigging Spoons 123

27 Blade Baits 127

28 Spybaiting 130

29 Hula Grub 134

30 Scents 136

31 Mendota Rigs 139

32 Alabama Rigs 142

33 Gobies 146

Part III Smallmouth Locations and Anecdotes

34 My Top Twenty-Five Smallmouth Destinations 150

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47 The Greatest Smallmouth Fisherman Who Ever Lived 218

48 The ZTrain 222

Acknowledgments 227

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Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone: How to Catch the Hardest Fighting Fish That Swims 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best smallmouth book out there.