Bass Fishing

Lyle Johnson serves both as president of the Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association and chairman of the Louisiana Fish Records Program.

Don’t cook a record fish

Yesterday at 7:00am
Sloughs leading into both Blind River and Alligator Bayou are dependably productive spots.

Blind River: Pros and cons

Yesterday at 7:00am
When the tide is moving hard at Bayou Black, bass can be found out on the edges of the reeds.

Pitching tips for Bayou Black

Yesterday at 7:00am
Time invested in thoroughly probing laydowns is usually rewarded.

Hot topics

Yesterday at 7:00am
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

Marsh Man Masson vid: Salted vs. Unsalted -- which worm catches more fish?

Test results don't turn out exactly as expected.
July 05 at 6:49pm
Sid Havard’s son Chance always monitors his electronics to try to find schools of big bass that never break the surface but can be as easy to catch.

Schools of thought

Class is in session, and Simsborro tournament angler Sid Havard breaks down how he targets schooling bass — including using his electronics to locate deep schools you wouldn’t otherwise notice.
July 01 at 7:00am
Bass like these are called “normal OK keepers” for Blind River and there were lots of them.

The Record Keeper

Lyle Johnson chairs the Louisiana Fish Records Program, and spends lots of his spare time targeting Blind River bass. Here’s how he fills the box — and maintains the books.
July 01 at 7:00am
Tall reeds generally indicate deep banks, whereas shorter reeds are typically a sign of shallow banks.

Pitch Black

Great tips on targeting shallow summertime bass on Bayou Black.
July 01 at 7:00am
Summertime bass will relate mostly to shady cover like logs and laydowns.

Shallow-minded tactics

Bass seek refuge from the heat just like anglers do — but that doesn’t mean they all head deep. Learn how focusing shallow could be the ticket for plenty of summertime fish.
July 01 at 7:00am