Glad to be back in MN over TX. I’ve got a few customers that’ll tell you why fishin for smallies is the most fun. Largemouth are thrown back. Jason Boothe: Pound for pound a smallie will fight twice as hard as a largemouth! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ” Absolutely fun to catch and a beautiful species of the bass family .But dont get me wrong nothing wrong with a nice 8lbs. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are remarkably similar in looks and the untrained eye can be confused with the other. Vic Pennell: Ya need to come into my bait shop. The jaw of a smallmouth bass extends to line up with the middle of the eye. You might have an argument if Rock Bass grew to 20″. Smallmouth have been introduced in countries all over the world and are generally found in cool, unpolluted waters across the US like the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. But I haven’t caught enough to do a fair judgment on the fight, they have fought really hard I will say. Timothy Legg: There is no quit in a Smallie. Source from Wikipedia, And this quick video by Blaine Mengel of the Backwoods Anger Guide Service, Any questions about telling the difference bewteen largmeouth and smallmouth bass? Craig Coffman: Smallmouth are better fighter than largemouth and lots of actions from jumping out of the water, Trevor Ochs: Smallies fight better and look cooler. If your looking for some good fights and amazing acrobatic action go chase river smallies on light to medium tackle your mind blown and you will be hooked for life.#fishingismyhustle#waterismystadium#backwoodsbassin, James Gerrity: i like catching both but the smallies fight harder a 3 pound smallie could pull a 6lb largemouth backwards all day, Wyatt Jacobson: Never caught me a bigmouth bass before but I do love hooking into a big smallie, Brian Pentecost: They fight like bulldogs until the last amount of energy..they never give up….so much that they need a little care when releasing. I personally like fishing for Smallies better than Largies as they just fight different, and probably because i have an easier time catching Smallies! That characteristic is usually a dead giveaway for me. If you are catching bass are you going to complain about any bass? Differences In Largemouth vs. Smallmouth Bass Behavior Smallmouth are much more acrobatic and put up a better fight pound-for-pound. Joshua Pidgeon: I have been hooking smallmouths all day today at the hudson river, new york till i ran out of the bait. The heaviest reported weight for a smallmouth bass is 5.4 kg (11 lbs., 15 oz.) Even a one pound smally thinks its a 10 lb fat head! Billy Suhre Kimbrell: I say large mouth because of the range. Not in every lake. Hence their name, smallmouth bass have smaller mouths compared to their green counterparts, and don’t grow as large as largemouth bass, topping out at around 10 pounds. Smallmouth are harder to find you gotta go wade out and hunt them down. Statewide except the water bodies listed below: Spotted Bass: Any length: 15 A spotted bass, in general, doesn’t get as big as a largemouth bass. Gerath Bradley: I love going into a wait inn with a bag of brown fish and takeing the money from the sad green fisher men.. Confluence Outfitters VA: Fishing for smallmouth is always an adventure. John H. Millspaugh: They don’t know the meaning of quit! Smallies are so much fun to catch. Smallies usually top out at around 10 pounds, while Largies can double that easily. Largies prefer warmer spots and thrive in southern lakes like. If bluegill came in the 3+pound range we’d all be fishing for them cause of the fight ! Where I am from large mouth can only be caught in private ponds and over fished lakes. Chris Sittman: Early morning and late evening top water for bronze backs, there is NOTHING that compares! Smallmouth bass have 12 to 13 soft rays on their top dorsal fin, and an upper jaw that extends to the middle of the eye. My lic plate says “FISH4SMB” – once you fish for them – you’ll realize what you’ve been missing!!! The first and most obvious difference between Large and Smallmouth Bass is that Largemouth grow a lot bigger. Smallmouth bass are often regarded as one of the sportiest freshwater fish and are known for their stamina and fighting ability. i catch both ALL summer long trust me i know this! The smallmouth bass is generally brown (seldom yellow) with red eyes, and dark brown vertical bands, rather than a horizontal band along the side. Over at Everything Smallmouth’s Facebook page, we asked our readers the following question: Hey all, I’m writing an article about why smallmouth bass are more fun to catch than largemouth. Ken Williams: Head shakes and the acrobatics of smallmouth is why i fish for them. Michael K Malak: No comparison, Smallmouth fishing over Large mouth any day. Bill Montgomery: If sharks were as aggressive as smallies, no one would swim in the ocean. There is just something about the leopard spotted beauties exploding out of the water,especially when it’s a top water bite! Armed with a larger mouth to swallow and catch food, it’s no real surprise that they’d have a physiological reason to grow larger. You know it when you have a smallmouth on the end of your line up here in NJ. I have done both. Differences Between Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Its sides are covered with dark brown vertical lines while its head has dark brown horizontal streaks. Pound for pound the hardest fighting fish. Sam SouthCack: Pound for pound- Mike Tyson of fresh water! A smallmouth bass has an elongated body and is brownish-green in color fading to a yellow-white underside. I was really happy with the flies I bought on Amazon. We require a fish that fits the bill and the smallmouth does it well.