Daily Archives: July 4, 2017

Small Mouth Bass As Exciting as Any Freshwater Game Fish

Our Guide Scott Callen with a 6-pound smallie.

AmericanPressTravelNews-July 4th, Goose Holler’ Farm/Ranch-Bob & Barb are Back from our amazing trip to Lake Chautauqua, and Lake Erie area of New York State. We enjoyed our week in the “Empire State” especially due to the fact there was water, water everywhere (try standing on the shore of Lake Erie without wonderment in your being) and I most enjoy giving priority to places that have water features, as my hot passion for fishing has been hot since my grandfather David Schwartz showed me the way of the “fin.”   When Dave Barus set a fishing trip on Lake Erie out of Dunkirk Launch, Dave Barus, also an outdoors writer of some fine repute, from ” Share the Outdoors, and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau ( www.tourchautauqua.com) with our guide Scott Callen and his new 22-foot bass boat. 


Pulling the boat after a great morning of smallmouth bass action.

I knew my rod would bend, and my joy and excitement level would also rise. It was a blustery day, and we had to continually move back over the waters, where a huge gaggle of smallmouth bass were coming off the beds as we drifted and cast our guides rubber/plastic minnow creations in blues, greens, yellows and whites. The smallies loved em! When a small mouth bass hits its usually more of s slam-bang affair than a sip and move off, as with largemouth bass, most times. These bass jump, pull down and really put up a strong battle. Smallmouth live in colder waters than its cousin the largemouth and I believe they are more active and less lethargic than the warmer water largemouths.  For more information about all things Chautauqua County go: www.tourchautauqua.com You may also go: Facebook.com/Tour.Chautauqua


Yours truly with a large smallmouth that pulled the rod tip under more than a few times. All our fish were captured and released from a special rubberized net that does not damage the fish’s scales and slime.
Writer and Fishing and Hunting Consultant, for Promotions of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau; Dave Barus with a hefty smallmouth bass.