Smallmouth Magazine – Volume 1 Issue 2

Billy Westmorland holds up two giant smallies weighing in at 10-1/2 and 10 pounds from Dale Hollaw Reservoir. Photo by Tom Rodgers February 1985 issue of Smallmouth.

Billy Westmorland holds up two giant smallies weighing in at 10-1/2 and 10 pounds from Dale Hollaw Reservoir. Photo by Tom Rodgers February 1985 issue of Smallmouth.

As promised last week, we were lucky enough that a reader, Mark Blahut, offered up his complete collection of Smallmouth newsletters for us to borrow, scan and put out for all to see. Well, today we’re sharing volume 1 issue 2 from February, 1985.

In this issue famed smallmouth angler Billy Westmorland talks about how he goes about targeting giant smallies with one of his favorite baits, the Silver Buddy. Also, new contributor, Tom Zenanko, talks about smallmouth fishing in the northern tier and Peter Kaminsky continues his two part article on The Gamest Fish.

Page four features an announcement for the Save Dale Hollow Committee, started by Westmorland the same year. And at the end, there’s a pretty good forum entry by a gentleman from Ontario, Canada.

It’s a good short read and one that will show you the history of Smallmouth magazine and the sport.

 

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 1.

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 1.

 

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 2.

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 2.

 

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 3.

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 3.

 

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 4.

Smallmouth February 1985 volume 1 issue 2 page 4.