Bass Fishing

Tyler Stewart is busy landing largemouths in the heat of summer on a topwater frog.

They built a better frog

August 15 at 7:00am
This chunky 3-pounder couldn’t resist a white swim jig and trailer after it struck at and missed a black Spro frog on the previous cast.

Frog follow-ups

August 15 at 7:00am
Navigation buoys mark the river’s barge channel and for obvious reasons, are located outside the ends of toppled wing walls. King stressed that it is dangerous to operate a boat on plane between any buoy and the shoreline.

The big challenge on the Red

August 15 at 7:00am
Movement from one pool to the next is done through locks. Although they are very large, built to accommodate barges and tugs, the lock tenders will lock through the smallest fishing boat without hesitation.

Off limits

August 15 at 7:00am
King is fishing what he calls a ridge, simply the completely flooded old bank of an oxbow lake.

Four seasons of the Red

August 15 at 7:00am
Charlie King doesn’t go to the Red without a push pole stowed in his boat.

Tip of the day

August 15 at 7:00am
Wes Rollo (left) and Hunter Owens of Natchitoches Central High School took the lead on the first day of the 2018 Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake with 19 pounds, 11 ounces.

Natchitoches High leads after Day 1 at Bassmaster High School National Championship

Owens, Rollo leading on Kentucky Lake
August 03 at 8:57am
Despite the Delta’s abundance of redfish, Capt. Ryan Lambert still enjoys tugging on largemouth bass.

Busting Delta marsh bass

Louisiana’s coastal marshes offer a variety of hints and clues on where to target ‘green trout’ — the key is being able to interpret them.
August 01 at 7:00am
They don’t get as big as largemouth, but spotted bass offer plenty of aggression.

An unlikely ‘spot’ spot

Toledo Bend is famous far and wide for its amazing largemouth bass fishery, but spotted bass call the reservoir home, too. Here’s how you can get in on the fun.
August 01 at 7:00am
Early and on cloudy days, Tyler Stewart  likes a white frog to get the most bites.

The ‘frog’ days of summer

A frog is a killer topwater lure this month, and FLW rookie bass pro Tyler Stewart shares some tips to help you hook up.
August 01 at 7:00am
Bass are active in the fall and vigorously attack spinner baits.

Seeing red

Catching fish isn’t necessarily the biggest challenge for visiting anglers on the Red River— but safe navigation is. Here’s how one local guide patrols the pools to catch plenty of largemouths.
August 01 at 7:00am
Culprit’s Water Dragon

Culprit’s Water Dragon

August 01 at 7:00am
Shimano’s Curado casting rods

Shimano’s Curado casting rods

August 01 at 7:00am