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Our new Stream Bag carries everything you need for a day on the river.

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- New Book -

River Smallmouth Fishing Front Cover
The most comprehensive book about river smallmouth.

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If You Love Smallmouth Bass,
You've Come to the Right Place!

Smallmouth Angler is built on a passion for smallmouth bass fishing. We love the pursuit, the challenge, the beautiful places smallmouth reside, and the whole experience of being outdoors on a quiet river or lake.

We also have a passion for helping others learn about smallmouth bass fishing.

Do You Fly Fish, Too?

If you fly fish, visit our other web site:

Smallmouth Fly

    (now a separate site just for fly fishers)

We are dedicated to providing you with the information you need to enjoy success at smallmouth bass fishing. Our team members spend many hours studying smallmouth bass and doing field research. All of it with the goal of bringing you information that is sound and scientifically based.

Tim Holschlag with a smallmouth bass

Tim Holschlag

You will only receive straight talk on products and services from us. We have no ties to any specific manufacturers so all our information is totally unbiased. There is no hucksterism when it comes to smallmouth destinations either. No exaggerations about fish sizes or numbers. (Ok, we MAY fib a bit about a few that got away, but who doesn't??)

Smallmouth Angler also promotes the conservation of smallmouth bass and the waters where they swim. We strongly advocate protecting our precious smallmouth waters and all natural resources. And, naturally, we also strongly support catch and release. Let the fighter live so future generations may enjoy this outstanding fish as well.

Our Mission is to provide you with the information and tools you need to become a more successful smallmouth bass fisherman.

Our Hope is that your success makes you an advocate for smallmouth fishing and smallmouth bass - helping to ensure its status as a beloved and protected game fish.

Enjoy your visit and please spread the word.


Smallmouth Fishing in South Africa??

Tim on the Groot River
in South Africa

Minneapolis, MN; Johannesburg, South Africa -- Tim Holschlag, the author of "River Smallmouth Fishing", has "gone fishing" again, this time in South Africa for smallmouth bass! South Africa is about the only place outside of North America that has smallmouth, and Tim will fish wherever smallies swim! He spent 3 weeks in South Africa during November, on a fishing tour across the country.

Anglers in South Africa use Tim Holschlag's books on smallmouth bass fishing as manuals for how to catch smallmouth (a non-native species there) and his writing is quoted in South African fishing magazines. So Holschlag was invited to take a fishing tour of their country. Besides smallmouth, Tim fished for a variety of other species, in both fresh and salt water, with some of South Africa's top fishing experts. This other angling included catching enormously powerful Smallmouth Yellowfish in the Vaal River and Rainbow Trout in remote mountain streams.

While in South Africa, Tim also had speaking engagements at the Fly Tiers Guild in Johannesburg and the Cape Piscatorial Society (Cape Town). He gave presentations on the American fishing scene and instruction on smallmouth bass fishing.


Click here to read Tim's
"Smallmouth Safari" article


Tim's first South African Smallie