Fishing Report: Bucket Mouth Fishing in Southeast Idaho

Travis had to miss an important store meeting to go fishing. So we thought it was only fair for him to bring back pictures & tell us about it! Here's what he had to say... Chasing the bass in southeast Idaho. From daybreak until just after noon, I caught 30 bucket mouths, give or take... more give than take. They all ranged in size from about 2 pounds to over 5 pounds. I caught a handful on topwaters, and the rest on soft plastics.   Continue reading →

Paddleboard with your Family for an EPIC Summer!

Merrill at our Sporting Goods counter has been helping us put our Wake the Bay sale together. He’s our paddleboard expert. He told us stand-up paddleboarding was a BIG deal… he’s right!! We love carrying Connelly and Jobe for all types of SUPs, knee boards, tubes, and skis. Click here to see many of our favorite Connelly boards online. During our Wake the Bay sale, you can get a $100 Smith & Edwards Gift Card with your Connelly Paddleboard purchase! (see ad for details) You Continue reading →

Our New Huk Fishing Shirts Help you Fish Longer

That’s pronounced “Hook” Gear. I know, it doesn’t really seem to be spelled that way, but that is how you pronounce it! I promise! Clothing is not usually the top of my checklist when I am getting ready for a fishing trip! In fact, most of the time my wife gives me a funny look and asks, “Are you really going out looking like that?” To which my normal response was something along the lines of “Well, the fish don’t care what I look like!” Continue reading →

Chris’s Ice Fishing Picks for 2017: What’s New, & What’s Back!

Hey guys, so I don’t know if you have notice but it’s getting really cold outside lately! That means a lot of our favorite fishing holes are covered in ice. [Click here for my top 5 tips to get ready for Ice Fishing!] I have even heard of some of my favorite spots back where I grew up in northern Utah having 12in of ice, and that was before the most recent cold snap. I am not one that likes very thin ice so having Continue reading →

CarryMeGear Holsters: Concealed Carry Holsters made in Utah

Look out, Utah! There is a new brand of gun holsters in the state and they are exclusively at Smith and Edwards. We know you are going to love them. CarryMeGear is owned and operated by Smith and Edwards’ own Mike Vause, right here in Ogden, UT. Mike is the Sporting Goods manager here and we are super excited to be carrying his handmade gun holsters! Mike has spent most of his professional career in the shooting sports industry. For years, he has been looking Continue reading →

You asked for them: Havalon Knives are here!

Introducing Havalon Knives, some of the sharpest, lightest blades available. Click here to see Chris demonstrate them! They are also one of the hottest hunting knife brands out there right now, and customers have been asking us for them for over a year. We got them in in 2016 and you can find them on our Web Store now, too! Havalon, a smaller branch of Havel’s Inc. is bringing super lightweight, surgically sharp blades to hunters, trappers, and taxidermists with their innovative designs and functions. Continue reading →

Northern Utah Fishing Report – June 2016

I have two words for my fishing trips so far this year. RAIN OUT! Man, that weather hasn’t been cooperating! It seems like every day I have time off, it rains or at least looks like it’s going to! Now, I am not complaining. We need the water. Every drop is needed to fill our reservoirs up! As far as the water levels, Pineview and Causey are spilling. Which means there is a lot of water flowing into Willard right now! That is great news! Continue reading →

WAKE THE BAY: Your April Willard Bay Fishing Report

#WAKETHEBAY Willard Bay is roaring awake for 2016! We are super excited to get this fishing season underway and I think Willard Bay isn’t going to disappoint this year. Check out this quick video we put together because we couldn’t wait to get out there! FISHING REPORT They raised the dike last year like some of you know, and early indications are that it is going to be an adequate watershed year. Hopefully that translates to a longer fishing season and more water in the Continue reading →

Call out the BIG one with Sage Game Calls!

Coby Moulton with Sage Game Calls took some time to show us the range of elk calls he makes. These reeds are exactly what you need to practice, learn, and hopefully bring home that big bull elk! Coby makes his calls with strategy in mind: Small Bull, Medium Bull, Big Bull, and of course the Cow in pink (so you don’t get mixed up in the field!). Just watch him give us an elk calling sample! At these prices, you can get the whole elk Continue reading →

Talking About What’s COOL at Springfield Right Now

Sporting Goods managers Mike Vause and Chris Jacobson took me out to the Perry Three Mile Creek gun range this month so we could check out some of the Springfields that will be available to shoot at Range Day 2015 on June 12, 2015. Take a look: Just wait til next week, you’ll get to see Mike and me going head-to-head shooting Springfields, from a very unique perspective… Get your ammo pass today for Range Day 2015 at the Sporting Goods counter, or online! (You’ve Continue reading →