Bass Fishing

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A-rig bite on at the Bend

Double-digit Toledo Bend bass are turning up seemingly every day — and on some days, several fish weighing more than 10 pounds are registered at Toledo Town and Tackle in Many.

The message has gotten out: There are plenty of those huge fish swimming around.

But if you’re looking to up your odds at getting a number of bites while also catching some big fish, Jerry Thompson said the Alabama rig is the way to go right now.

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B.A.S.S. seeks nominations for High School All-American Fishing Team

B.A.S.S. - the world’s largest fishing organization - recently announced the creation of the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team, and it’s seeking nominations of anglers nationwide.

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March 24 at 1:09 pm
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68th Big Bass Rodeo set for March 28 in New Orleans City Park

The Big Bass Fishing Rodeo, billed as the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the country, returns for the 68th time to New Orleans  City Park this Saturday, March 28.

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March 23 at 4:27 pm
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Lane goes wire-to-wire for Bassmaster Elite Series win on Sabine River

Chris Lane called an audible midday Sunday and made a decision that led him to victory at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River.

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March 22 at 8:22 pm
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Lane retains lead on rain-soaked Sabine River

Despite a day of unrelenting rain, Chris Lane retained his lead Saturday on Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at the Sabine River. 

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March 21 at 7:40 pm
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Lane retains lead after Day 2 of Bassmaster Elite stop on Sabine River

Friday started just like the first day of competition at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River - and ended the same way, too.

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March 20 at 8:04 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Toledo Bend

With a length of 65 miles, a 1,200-mile shoreline, 200,000 acres of water and a surface area of 289 square miles, it stands to reason that any lure selected as a Toledo Bend necessity better be a good one.

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March 20 at 1:49 pm
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Red River bass bite on despite high water

Despite high water conditions on the Red River, the spawn is on and bass are biting, according to one local angler.

Wesley Miller, of Doyline, said he’s been on at least two solid trips this week and bass have been biting pretty consistently on a white spinnerbait and wacky-rigged worms.

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March 20 at 7:55 am
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Lane leads after first day of Bassmaster Elite stop on Sabine River

With a five-fish stringer weighing 15-10, Chris Lane is in the lead following Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River.

On a day that was delayed almost two hours by fog, Lane caught all of his fish in 2 feet of water or less, and said that one magic hour when the tide was right proved to be his best ever on the Sabine.

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March 19 at 8:48 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Caney Lake

Caney Lake in Jackson Parish is one of those lakes where bass can pull up overnight and then back out just as quickly.

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March 19 at 1:47 pm
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Lunkers landed in New Orleans City Park

Less than 10 days before the annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival, anglers are catching some big-time fish in the lagoons of City Park in New Orleans.

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March 19 at 9:42 am
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Lipless crankbaits key to more March bass

Lipless baits and crankbaits like the Shad Rap have been favorite early spring baits among bass fishermen for years because they consistently produce fish.

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March 19 at 6:30 am
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Five baits for five lakes: Red River

Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also the spice of the Red River.

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March 18 at 2:15 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Delacroix to Bayou Black

Picking one place to fish in Southeast Louisiana is a bit of a pipe dream.

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March 17 at 5:57 pm
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Five baits for five lakes: Lake D'Arbonne

The search for the Holy Grail of bass lures has led many anglers astray.

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March 16 at 9:50 am
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Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits’ YamaFrog

Christmas came early for one of the most-accomplished professional bass anglers in his era.

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March 15 at 9:00 am
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