May 2014 - Volume 34, Number 5


Channel your efforts correctly and follow the advice of these two expert bass anglers to land late-spring bass on sprawling Lake D’Arbonne.

The bass spawn is over on Lake D’Arbonne, so put up your rods and reels, pack up those lures and catch up on your honey-do list.

If the weather has played havoc on your supply of fish, there’s an almost-guaranteed supply along old Highway 51 that runs through the Manchac Swamp.

Only the torches and pitchforks were missing. The frowns, the yells, the shaking fists were all there. In brief, the mob was outraged — scandalized! 

These catfish grabbers could be viewed as braggarts, but they can back up their big words with big fish. Learn how they consistently drag big flatheads into their boat.

The strikingly handsome young man piloting the big pickup truck wore confidence all over his body like a hard shellac veneer. At only 30 years old, he was the youngest but clearly alpha male of the three-person catfish-grabbing crew.

Vibe jigs deliver the shimmy that calls big bass out of their hiding places. Here’s all you need to know to get the most out of these lures.

This is not subtle. It’s not finesse. But it’s one of bass fishing’s bolder, attention-craving baits.

Be creativity and innovative with your flipping rigs to enhance your bass-fishing success.

Traffic, taxes, vending machines that take our money but withhold the candy bar — life’s full of irritations and aggravations that prompt the occasional flip-out.

One of the most-proficient redfish tagging volunteers in the state shares how he catches so many fish in his Leeville hang-out.

“Local Angler Recognized as Top Tagger,” the banner in the Era Leader, Washington Parish’s weekly newpaper, read.

This Big Lake guide is always busy, but his favorite activity is catching the lake’s trout. Here are his tips for catching numbers — and how to target bigger specimens.

Sammie Faulk is a man on the go. He is chairman of the Cameron Parish Tourist Commission, a consultant for the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, and vice-chairman of the board that governs the 180-mile Creole Nature Trail, All American Road and National Scenic Byway.

It's big-trout time, but where should you go to have the best shot at a wall-hanger? Turn to page 41 to find out.