By Lee McClellan
Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources
You hear about Lake St. Clair, Mille Lacs, Lake Erie and the upper Mississippi River as waters that produce the best smallmouth fishing in the United States.
As far as catching numbers of smallmouth with many of those larger than 4 pounds, you can’t argue with the sentiment. However, to catch the largest specimens in the world, you need to fish in Kentucky and Tennessee.