Bass Fishing

Dave Cavell (left) and Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament in the Atchafalaya Basin by banging vibrating jigs off stumps around main points.

Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Tournament winners say bass holding on points, stumps
January 18 at 5:36pm
Blue Strike King Hack Attack jigs with sapphire blue Zoom Ultra Vibe chunks were effective fish-getters all day.

The many Pearl rivers

January 15 at 7:00am
Data collected by the Toledo Bend Lake Association clearly shows February and March are the best months of the year to catch a double-digit bass at Toledo Bend.

When is the best time to catch a Toledo Bend lunker?

Be on the lake in February and March for best chances
January 09 at 11:05am
The temperatures may be low, but bass know it’s time to start moving toward prespawn staging areas, so expect periods of aggressive feeding.

Throwdown in the slowdown — How to catch cold-water bass

Winter means you have to slow everything down and force-feed bass, right? Wrong. These pros tell you how to catch the fish of a lifetime when the chill is on.
January 01 at 7:00am
Spotted bass add variety to the largemouth bass catch.

The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

A massive paper mill discharge wiped out the fishing on the Pearl River in 2011, but this picturesque maze of water has recovered. In fact, the bass fishing is probably better than it’s ever been. Here’s how to capitalize.
January 01 at 7:00am
The Arashi Spinbait is a finesse lure that drives suspended bass to eat.

Storm’s Arashi Spinbait

A treat no suspended bass can pass up
December 15, 2016 at 9:00am
Garrett Crawford caught this bass while learningd to pitch a soft-plastic into tangles of vegetation in Venice.

How to pitch for more bass

Step-by-step instructions on how to pitch a lure
December 14, 2016 at 3:10pm
Lake Providence regularly produces big bass like this during the winter months.

Go to Lake Providence for peaceful fishing

Cast to the trees and boat docks for bass
December 07, 2016 at 10:20am
Six Louisiana anglers are scheduled to compete in the 11-stop 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series trail starting next February on Lake Cherokee in Tennessee.

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series includes six Louisiana anglers

Newcomers Carriere, Latuso and Spohrer to compete on 11-stop trail
December 01, 2016 at 2:50pm
Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney suggests that anglers learn to fish in gloves for cold season comfort.

Cold concerns — How pro bass anglers overcome bitter cold

Cold days come even in Louisiana, and unprepared anglers can spend long, miserable days chasing bass. Here are how the pros fend off the bitter cold so they’ll be ready to set the hook.
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Davy HIte won't be competing on the Elite Series in 2017, but instead will move in to a new role as color commentator for Bassmaster Live and The Bassmasters on ESPN2.

Hite moving from bass boat to broadcast booth in 2017

Longtime Elite Series angler to announce for Bassmaster Live
November 07, 2016 at 3:52pm