James Morgan always seems to have a plan. It’s part of his DNA.
And when it comes to crappie fishing, the only CSI you need is to discover is that he’s a Crappie Seeking Individual.
You heard the one about the elite, big-fish speckled trout snob in Delacroix in March?
Well, there was this creek. And there was this paddle. The guy was up the creek: Aw heck, you know the rest.
If it’s spring, Chad Newcomer is on the move, chasing gobblers from Mississippi to Nebraska — and several spots in between — with an intense passion and skilled precision.
“I hate finesse fishing,” the fair-skinned man said with a mischievous look, pausing to wait for my reaction.
Getting none, Billy Billeaud went on.
Toledo Bend has become the epicenter of big-bass hunters from across the country, pumping out dozens of super-sized lunkers annually over the past few years.
“No! “the women shrieked, while swiveling their heads from Doc to Artie. “Not another one!”
Doc was dumping yet another sack of crawfish into the purge bin, while Artie tapped another keg.
That made three sacks of crawfish and two kegs.
Murder on lower units, but straight-up hog farms — that’s a fitting summary for those shallow, wood-spiked ranges bass anglers call stump fields.
“The fleas are on the dog, my friend, the fleas are on the dog, but if its fish you’re looking for, the fish are in the fog.”
I reckon that old poem was written by somebody who knew a thing or two about fishing, because down here in Southeast Louisiana those foggy mornings mean good fishing.
Mid-May will see some of the nation’s top bass anglers descend upon the nation’s top-rated bass lake for the Bassmaster Elite Series.
This is when the big girls will be moving shallow at Toledo Bend, and we provide you with baits and locations to make the most of your time on the nation's No. 1 bass fishery.