Bass Fishing

Marsh Man Masson vid: Punching bass and redfish in the face -- seriously!

Fishing is never better at the mouth of the Mississippi River than it is in the fall
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Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
September 15 at 9:00am
The three lures that Lavigne used on the river are, from the top, a Humdinger spinner, a Whopper Plopper topwater plug and a Lunker Lures buzzbait.

Keep lure choices simple

September 15 at 7:00am
Joe Lavigne is best known for his speckled trout fishing skills, but his first love is bass in small rivers.

A heck of a place for a Trout Master

September 15 at 7:00am
Spotted bass, named for the rows of small spots arranged longitudinally on their lower sides, are Joe Lavigne’s fishing passion.

Hitting the spots

The scenic Tangipahoa River is home to a healthy population of spotted bass. But navigation can be a bit tricky — here’s how to get lucky with Kentuckys.
September 01 at 7:00am
Jerry Coutee with a huge Black Lake largemouth.

Black Lake big boys

This 13,800-acre North Louisiana lake is home to some lunker largemouths — here’s how one local tournament angler targets them during the dog days of summer.
September 01 at 7:00am
Cranking the rocks in the main river can still produce lots of bass as long as you can find some that aren't silted in.

Hills and valleys

Recent floods have taken their toll on bass fishing in the Red River, but with a little cooperation from Mother Nature, there are some signs a rebound could happen.
September 01 at 7:00am
Tyler Carriere, of Youngsville, is currently in third place after Day 1 at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Lawrence River. Thursday, he weighed in 26 pounds of smallmouth bass and is less than 2 pounds behind leader Matt Lee.

Youngsville’s Carriere third after Day 1 at St. Lawrence Bassmaster Elite

Matt Lee in first after whopping 27-pound bag
August 23 at 5:44pm
Bass like this one caught by Jerry Mitchell make an August Red River bass run worth the effort.

Cool off with ‘bass on the rocks’

Red River’s rocks ... rock!
August 18 at 9:53am
Boo Grizzaffi of Morgan City holds a bass he just caught on the Stephensville side of the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.

How to find bass in the Atchafalaya Basin

The Stephensville side is your best bet
August 15 at 9:27am
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
August 15 at 9:00am
A jig is a very effective spotted bass bait because it casts well and quickly reaches bottom.

Keep the party going

August 15 at 7:00am