Why We Fish: The Smallmouth Alliance Ltd., as an organization of sport anglers, realizes there are many reasons we fish. The joy of being in the out-of-doors, the pleasure of experiencing the natural world in all it´s beauty, the satisfaction of learning better fishing techniques, the enjoyment of good company, and the excitement and challenge of catching the “finest fish in fresh water,” and especially the enjoyment of fishing over quality smallmouth.
We are not governed by the quest to harvest as many fish as possible. The desire to kill Smallmouth is not a reason we love and enjoy our sport. Indeed, we realize old attitudes that too often saw fishing as little more than aquatic agriculture, and measured success in terms of pounds killed, are not viable under today´s conditions of increasing fishing pressure and declining fish sizes and numbers.