Bass Fishing

Mike Cork of Benton holds a good-sized bass that bit on a Tri-Alive 6.5 Nightcrawler made by Minden-based Mister Twister.

Mister Twister’s Nightcrawler

Unique colors offer fish something new
11 hours ago
Charlie King doesn’t go to the Red without a push pole stowed in his boat.

Tip of the day

13 hours ago
Movement from one pool to the next is done through locks. Although they are very large, built to accommodate barges and tugs, the lock tenders will lock through the smallest fishing boat without hesitation.

Off limits

13 hours ago
A jig is a very effective spotted bass bait because it casts well and quickly reaches bottom.

Keep the party going

13 hours ago
This chunky 3-pounder couldn’t resist a white swim jig and trailer after it struck at and missed a black Spro frog on the previous cast.

Frog follow-ups

13 hours ago
Wes Rollo (left) and Hunter Owens of Natchitoches Central High School took the lead on the first day of the 2018 Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake with 19 pounds, 11 ounces.

Natchitoches High leads after Day 1 at Bassmaster High School National Championship

Owens, Rollo leading on Kentucky Lake
August 03 at 8:57am
Shimano’s Curado casting rods

Shimano’s Curado casting rods

August 01 at 7:00am
Culprit’s Water Dragon

Culprit’s Water Dragon

August 01 at 7:00am
Bass are active in the fall and vigorously attack spinner baits.

Seeing red

Catching fish isn’t necessarily the biggest challenge for visiting anglers on the Red River— but safe navigation is. Here’s how one local guide patrols the pools to catch plenty of largemouths.
August 01 at 7:00am