Bass Fishing

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Swim a jig for extra bites

Jigs are regularly tied on by bass fishermen year round, but they are especially important tools during the spring. Hopped and crawled along the bottom, they imitate the movements of a crawfish, a favorite food of largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass.

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April 21 at 9:05 am
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Picking the right spinnerbait

A spinnerbait is one of the most-effective lures when it comes to catching bass, but clearly not all spinnerbaits are created equal.

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April 20 at 6:00 am
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Freshen up

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 17 at 8:00 am
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When to throw a spoon

During the shad spawn in April and May, Johnston fishes spoons around Styrofoam docks or muddy banks where the baitfish do their thing.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Coastal fish love spoons, too

In coastal marshes, a gold weedless spoon like the Johnson Minnow or Bomber Saltwater Grade Who Dat is standard issue for redfish seekers.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Modifications to get the most out of spoons

While spoons will definitely put fish in the boat, there are some modifications that help make them even more effective — and can eliminate a nagging problem inherent with the lures.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Top April bass lures

Walk into any tackle store to grab a few lures and the choices can be overwhelming. Racks are piled with all manner of baits that each manufacturer promises will catch more bass.

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April 15 at 6:00 am
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Hackney targets lunker bass on Mississippi's New Arbor Lake

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Sportsman TV ventured out in search of largemouth lunkers as Greg Hackney traveled to New Arbor Lake in Mississippi in pursuit of some big-time bass.

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April 09 at 5:10 pm
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Lay off spawners this month, Cajun Baby says

When April rolls around, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet focuses on finding newly-hatched largemouth fry — so he can target the male fish guarding the brood swarm.

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April 08 at 6:00 pm
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Video: Watch Elite Series pro Palaniuk catch 12-pounder

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Think you've been under pressure to lip your buddies bass? The poor guy in this video is tasked with grabbing a massive fish that weigned more than 12 pounds — and the angler shouting at him was Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk.

The GoPro vid, shot recently on a public Texas lake, shows Palaniuk toss out a swim bait only to have what would turn out to be the angler's heaviest bass to date nearly rip the 8-foot Huddleston rod from his hand.

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April 06 at 11:51 am
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Lunkers Only

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Some days you want to just catch big bass. This one of those days and that's why we called our buddy David St. Pierre who lives on New Arbor Lake in Mississippi.

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April 02 at 6:00 pm
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Barbe wins Louisiana High School Fishing Championship on Sibley Lake

Anglers from Barbe High School in Lake Charles used a five-fish limit last weekend to win the Louisiana State High School Fishing Championship on Sibley Lake.

Hunter Keller and Nick Nocilla used a mix of crankbaits and a Senko to weigh-in 11 pounds and 7 ounces to take the title by only 5 ounces from anglers with Oak Hill High School.

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April 02 at 11:00 am
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Bass by the spoonful — How and when to fish with a spoon

There lurks in every bass angler’s subconscious this question: If you could have only one lure, what would it be?

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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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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March 26 at 7:45 pm
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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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