Big Bass

Toledo Bend guide Jason Courville reeled in this 11.18-pound giant on June 28 in the 6 Mile area with a Carolina-rigged green pumpkin Zoom Brush Hog. Moments before he caught this fish, he lost another double-digit bass at the boat.

Guide lands sixth Toledo Bend lunker bass

Courville’s latest hawg weighs 11.18 pounds
July 10 at 9:55am
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
Bossier City's Stephen Ell caught this 11.68-pound monster bass May 26 while scouting for the BOSS Tournament Trail championship at Toledo Bend.

Tournament scouting trip yields 11-pound lunker

Ell hooks monster bass on Carolina rig
May 31 at 5:42pm
Derek Mong, left, and his dad Dave show off their winning five-fish stringer that tipped the scales at 33.13 pounds during an April 22 tournament at Keith's Toledo Bend Tackle.

Father/son team up for whopping 33-pound Toledo Bend stringer

Dave and Derek Mong enjoyed epic day during April 22 tourney
May 02 at 9:42am
Indiana angler Chris Myers weighed in this 11.6-pound bass March 8 while fishing the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional on Toledo Bend.

Indiana angler bags 11-pound Toledo Bend toad

Big bass falls for finesse worm during B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional event
March 27 at 12:56pm
Casey Allen, of Saline, reeled in this big 10.45-pound largemouth Friday, March 9, on Caney Lake. The big lunker anchored a 33-pound five-fish stringer caught by Allen and his fishing partner.

Big 10 anchors another 30-pound-plus stringer for Caney

33-pound bag anchored by Allen's 10.45-pound hawg
March 13 at 4:24pm
Ville Platte native Eric Fusilier caught this 10.77-pound bass while fishing in Toledo Bend's Six Mile branch on March 3.

Four 10-pounders caught at Toledo Bend in last week

10.77-pounder leads the pack
March 06 at 2:06pm
Jacob Hearne shows off the 12.94-pound monster largemouth he caught last Thursday, March 1, at Caney Lake. The big bass, which was tagged and released, bit a California craw-colored Rage Craw.

Caney Lake gives up monster 12-pounder

Spawned out female hammered Rage Craw, angler says
March 06 at 1:58pm
Larry Mallet of Groves, Texas, caught this 12.12-pound bass March 4 while drifting a flat on Toledo Bend's Housen Bay. It is his second 12-pound lunker caught at the reservoir, and it was entered into the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program and released.

Texas angler catches second 12-pound Toledo Bend bass

Mallet's latest toad falls for Senko-type lure
March 06 at 1:02pm
Broc Corcoran, 29, hoists the big 9.3-pound bass he caught Monday afternoon out of a pond in New Orleans City Park. The big fish bit a soft plastic minnow, and became the park's new record largemouth.

9.3-pounder breaks New Orleans City Park bass record

Corcoran lands lunker with soft plastic minnow Monday afternoon
March 06 at 10:56am
Moss Bluff angler Ryan Melancon caught this 10-pounder while fishing Toledo Bend out of a 15-foot aluminum boat.

10-pound Toledo Bend lunker makes 'worst best trip'

Behemoth bass caught out of 15-foot aluminum boat
February 28 at 9:10am
Missouri angler Mike Plank was just trying to catch a few crappie when this 8 1/2-pound bass sucked up his lure. Amazingly, the 6-pound-test line held until Plank's buddy netted the huge bass.

Crappie angler lands Toledo Bend lunker bass on 6-pound-test line

Big bass has measurements of 10-pounder, taxidermist says
February 27 at 5:36pm
Chris Clement, of Bastrop, caught this giant largemouth bass on Sunday, Feb. 18, during a Media Bass tournament on Lake Claiborne. After weighing-in the 12.79-pounder, Clement released the fish back into the lake.

Lake Claiborne gives up 12-pound-plus hawg

Clement catches, releases potential lake record largemouth
February 22 at 6:01pm
Phillip Durio of Elton was just trying to catch one more keeper fish to eat when he hooked this 11.67-pound lunker bass from a dock at the end of a Toledo Bend trip.

Lenten dinner trip results in 11-pound bass

Elton angler was just trying to catch enough to eat when Toledo Bend toad struck
February 21 at 10:25am