bust a few smallmouth bass in New Brunswick.
More and more American and Canadian anglers are pursuing bass.
The main reason: bass fishing in is exciting. The sporty freshwater
fish the smallmouth is well known for its fighting stamina and astounding
On a light line, the smallmouth is a spectacular battler, often jumping
repeatedly and diving down into the depths. The average smallmouth
bass runs from 10 to 20 inches.
bass were introduced into NB about 1869, and have become established
throughout southwestern NB in the Saint John, Magaguadavic, Musquash,
Petitcodiac and St. Croix drainages. Although on the northern range
of their distribution in North America, smallmouth bass populations
in general in New Brunswick are healthy.
They can be found in rocky and sandy areas of lakes and rivers in
moderately shallow water. The smallmouth will respond to plastic baits,
spinners and controlled depth diving jigs and plugs. Both bait casting
and spinning techniques are effective. Canadian
Record: 9 lbs. 13.5 ounces.