Smallmouth bass — also known as smallies or bronzebacks — are among the most tenacious freshwater fish targeted by anglers. They’re known for striking hard and fighting even harder all the way to the boat, which is exactly what makes them so popular in the fishing world.

Seasoned smallmouth fishermen in the northern states of the US know where to look when they want to land a smallmouth, but what about southern anglers looking to book a fishing trip up north? If you’re on the hunt for a trophy smallmouth, but don’t know where to look, we’ve got several locations for you today that are renowned for their smallmouth population.