Dale Taylor has been fishing for largemouth bass for close to 60 years. He has probably put his hands on as many big bass as any other fisherman in his part of the state. Why? Not only does he catch big bass on a consistent basis, he also directs several big bass tournaments.
You’d almost think this thing was a CIA operative, what with all the different identities, abilities and serious armament. At the risk of stretching a not-so-subtle Jason Bourne reference too far, let’s just say that the topwater frog is one deadly asset for just about anytime but the depths of winter and whenever fish hug deep structure. So proficient is the frog’s fish-tempting allure that this floating amphibian impostor is a go-to bait for tournament pros and guides who depend on it for a wide range of applications.
Fishing isn’t exactly cheap. Sure, golf might be an expensive hobby, but angling can be one of the most wallet-emptying pastimes a man can take up. From the initial investment of your boat, to gas, to jigheads and everything in between, it can get pricey in a hurry.
Lake Fausse Pointe is a 17,000-acre system located in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes. Contiguous to the Atchafalaya Basin, the lake is essentially a catch basin for northern runoff and as a result is somewhat shallow when compared to public systems north of Interstate 10. But, that shouldn’t prohibit bass anglers from keying in on and fishing this particular lake for largemouth bass.
Hitting rocks this month is an ideal way to fill the ice chest. Check out page 160 to see how Capt. Lloyd Landry makes it happen. Cover photo by David Hunter Jones