Hair Jigs have been around for years. These bass fishing lures are nothing new to bass anglers. The precursor, I can remember my Uncle and Dad tying bucktail jigs in their basement 50 years ago. They would tie these up all summer long in different colors and different sizes so that when the fall waters came, there were plenty of them to go around. Reason? Fishing with hair jigs in the fall is one of the best tactics not only for smallmouth bass fishing but for fishing for other species as well.
Fishing for smallmouth bass on the St. Lawrence River tops the fishing bucket list for many bass fishing anglers. The attraction of trophy smallies and the thrill of big river fishing both provide an unforgettable experience.
I have been to the Clayton and Alexandria Bay areas in New York many times, but never fished the St. Lawrence River. Like many anglers, fishing for smallmouths on the St. Lawrence River has been something that I wanted to do for some time. Up until now I have only heard and read about the 5- to 6-pound smallmouth bass that were being caught on this great fishery. Enough waiting, I finally made the decision to head north and book a guided smallmouth bass fishing trip.
If you are still fishing for bass on the Susquehanna River or other Pennsylvania Fishing Hotspots out of that 20-year-old aluminum river jet rig like many anglers, it may be time to update your fishing rig. Boy are you in for a surprise. A new aluminum river bass boat with a jet motor will easily set you back $20,000! Surprised? Well that is not even for a top of the line fishing boat. More elaborate fishing boats for bass are made like tanks, many advertise to bounce off rocks for those fishing for bass in rivers across the state. These high-end bass fishing boats will set you back in the range of $30-40 thousand dollars depending on brand and dealer.