Bass Fishing

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bernie Schultz shows off a nice bass caught in windy conditions this spring at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Cameron Parish during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

Top 3 tips for windy bass fishing

Elite Series pro says blowing conditions actually provide opportunities to catch
June 15 at 1:50pm
Swift water running around woody obstructions creates ideal ambush points for active spotted bass.

A river runs through it

June 15 at 7:00am
This view of the rear of the boat clearly shows the jet foot of the motor. Water is taken in the bottom of the foot and forced out of the rearward facing nozzle.

A tricked out boat

June 15 at 7:00am
Favored baits and colors for fishing the Bogue Chitto River are shown here. Top row: Booyah buzz bait and Tiny Torpedo. Second row: Bandit 100 crank baits. Bottom 3 lures: 1/4-oz Humdinger spinners. The buzz bait and all the spinners are rigged with Zoom

Fish catchin’ stuff

June 15 at 7:00am
Runoff from rains can quickly turn the attractive clear waters of the river into a muddy cataract. Best fishing is during low water periods. Note the water color change here, with deeper waters appearing darker in color.

Learn to read the water

June 15 at 7:00am
Loons are a sure sign of bait schools, and that food source means a productive pocket.

Bird brain

June 15 at 7:00am
Bill Lewis Outdoors StutterStep

Top 3 summertime bass baits

‘Cajun Baby’ offers up suggestions to keep bass biting when the mercury rises
June 15 at 1:45am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Mouth of Mississippi River getting right

Falling water pulling bass from canes
June 14 at 4:24pm
Two large J-shaped high-profile legs give the Cowboy its vibrating action.

Lure Review: Ride ‘em, Cowboy

Gary Yamamoto’s new creature bait has a fluttery action big bass just can’t resist
June 13 at 5:09pm
Mike Carriere poses with the big 12.4-pound largemouth bass he caught early Sunday morning in Lanan on Toledo Bend. Phil Vidrine, who was fishing with Carriere, is on the left taking a picture of the fish.

Night-fishing trip yields 12.4-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Carriere catches giant under lighted dock in Lanan at 3:45 a.m.
June 11 at 12:44pm
Greg Hackney, of Gonzales, celebrates Sunday afternoon after his wire-to-wire win at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River.

Hack attacks Sabine River, wins Bassmaster Elite Series stop

Four-day total of 48-5 good for sixth B.A.S.S. win
June 10 at 4:40pm
Kahara Diving Frog

Kahara Diving Frog

June 01 at 7:00am