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LINKS Crankbaits for every depth. Spinnerbaits designed by Hank Parker. Stone jigs, plastics, and topwaters. For the Godfather of blade baits and some hard to find colors and sizes. Sharpness is their point! For all bassing applications use Mustad Ultra Point hooks. New feathered ULTRA POINT Triple Grip trebles For the best jerkbaits (Pointer 78 and more), the G-Splash topwaters, lipless cranks like the LVR-D-7, and the newSplash-Tail prop baits. These tubes are tops! MIZMO contains its' own special attractant made from real baitfish. They come in many Potomac River fish-catching colors. Try them with the Gerkin weedless tube head. This attractant is used by Woo Daves! Enough said. This spray is easy to use and it works. I use garlic flavor most of the time. This company has the drop on fishing weights. The BULLSHOT is perfect for Texas rig, split shot and drop shot. This little plug knocker is worth its weight in lost baits! I keep one in my pocket all of the time when I fish a Silver Buddy Make your own baits, get exactly what you want and save money! This company has everything for the do-it-your-selfer. contact for a free catalog. Simply the best polarized sunglasses anywhere! Many styles to choose. I use the HCL and the Gray lens.

SealSkinz These amazing glove and socks are waterproof. The gloves have Gripper dots which enable you to wear while you fish. The socks allow me to wear my TEVA sandals in the coldest/wettest conditions. For fishing, golf or any other outdoor activity in bad weather, this breathable lightweight gear will keep you dry and warm! The most comfortable way on foot to fish! These sandals are perfect for year-round fishing! Absolutely the best outdoor clothing. Proof that quality looks great too! If you are fishing any of the bodies of water in VA, especially the Potomac, get these maps or get lost! They are designed by fishermen with key fishing spots and cover marked. The first and final word on fishing anywhere in the area written by the best anglers and guides.

Rotico's Killer Bass Fishing Secrets:

If you are serious about bass fishing, then you definitely HAVE to check out this site!

Over the years Robert Montgomery has sold thousands of articles about fishing places and people to outdoor magazines. At present he is a senior writer for BASSMASTER magazine, the world’s largest circulation fishing magazine. He is also senior writer for BASS Times. He has also written for Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Fishing World, In-Fisherman, North American Fisherman, and Boy’s Life. In other words, Robert knows fishing... how, when and where to catch fish.

Robert Montgomery's new "digital" book reveals how to catch more and bigger bass just like the pros with 287 Detailed Bass Fishing Secrets Covering Bass Behavior, How Weather Affects Fish and Fishing, Which Tackle and Equipment is the Best, Fighting the Fish, and Angler Health, Fitness, and Safety. Montgomery knows the pros and tells you what they wont! Focusing on the where-to, when-to and how-to of bronzeback fishing – building a diary of smallmouth angling opportunities around North America. is geared to helping anglers discover the country’s best smallmouth fishing and assist them with tactics to catch (and release) more smallmouth.

Smallmouth Quest: A monthly feature will take the reader on a different smallmouth adventure each month or highlight a seasonal bass-catching technique.

Fishing with outdoor writer Darl Black: Information on instructional fishing outings with Darl to several of the best smallmouth waters of Northwest Pennsylvania.

Team Smallmouth Reports: Tips from guides and professional tournament anglers from around the country (updated periodically).

Gadabout Angler: Reciprocal links to lodges, resorts, and fishing camps at great smallmouth fisheries that I have visited. Also reciprocal links to top guides from around the country that Darl has fished with.

Smallmouth Partners: Reciprocal links to tackle manufacturers and angling products in order to get more information on items mentioned on

Hot Stuff: Review of selected new tackle applicable to smallmouth bass fishing.

Photo Gallery: Library of angling images from Darl Black available for purchase. – Smallmouth bass fishing techniques, information on guided outings with Darl Black, smallmouth fishing tips and hot lures, bass fishing product reviews, bass fishing photos from Darl Black’s library, plus a listing of lodges and resorts for quality fishing around the country.


Have fun, and I would enjoy hearing from you. If you have questions, comments or would like to book a trip, e-mail: I have a lot of articles on various strategies and techniques on my site. If you have a suggestion for an article, let me know. Check out my website: I can't fish the entire river all of the time, so if you have some information to share, let me know.

Captain Steve Chaconas

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