Most fly fishing anglers would not consider Utah their top choice for a top fly fishing destination, but they should. Utah is perhaps one of America's best kept secrets when it comes to fly fishing. Utah has over a 1,000 fishable waters. These range from fertile warm-water fisheries in lower valleys to cold high mountain streams and rivers developing from some of the most beautiful peaks in the west.
If you are like me, you cannot wait to get out on the river to catch a few smallmouth bass. Winter bass fishing on the Susquehanna River in the months of January and February is usually impossible. Mostly because cold temperatures have typically frozen over the river. There are some years, however, when the weather is unreasonably warm and the river is fishable. When it is, winter bass fishing can be extremely productive.
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.