Total smallmouth bass in the video: 13
Total northern pike in the video: 1
Best smallmouth bass in the video: 6:37 (& 8:20)
Best northern pike in the video: 19:30 (& 22:41)
I was topwater fishing at a river in New York during early fall (late September, 2015). I was river fishing for big smallmouth bass with buzzbaits, and I ended up catching two big smallmouth bass — 18.4″ and 18″ (master angler length) — by burning the buzzbaits through small river runs. I also caught many smaller smallmouth bass and a 36″ big northern pike (master angler length).
This is one of many videos in the Lure Fishing series — watch others for triple-digit numbers of fish, trophy fish, the tips and techniques I pick up along the way, and more!