Bass Fishing

The right size/style of hook can greatly influence jerkbait success, so adjust as needed.

Tips for jerkbait tinkering

October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Elizabeth Ward holds the first bass she caught on her own. It hit one of her father’s CW Custom Lures spinnerbaits.

Handmade small-profile spinnerbait moves smoothly through grass

C.W. Custom Lures' offerings popular with tournament anglers
October 13, 2016 at 5:00pm
The Bill Lewis StutterStep offers the ability to keep the lure in one spot or cover a lot of water, and it's a great way to pick up bites.

Check out this cool new topwater lure

StutterStep provides subtle, slow-moving 'tail wagging' action
October 03, 2016 at 11:49am
Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin Van Dam knows that jerkbaits can play a big role in the fall feeding frenzy.

Transitional jerks - Jerkbait fishing tactics

Fall is when bass begin ganging up and following baitfish migrations, and these expert anglers knows jerkbaits are still one of the best producers around.
October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney punched through lilies bordering the cane in Venice for all of the bass he caught Wednesday. With the Mississippi River still dirty, Hack suggested waiting to fish the last few hours of a falling tide.

Hackney punches his way to Venice bass bite

Mississippi River still relatively high and dirty; timing trip with falling tide key
September 29, 2016 at 7:50am
Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney will be doing live feeds from Venice all day Wednesday on Louisiana Sportsman's Facebook page. Tune in to see what kind of day he has chasing bass in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

Hackney live from Venice on Facebook Wednesday morning

Sportsman TV planning live feed from Cypress Cove around 8 a.m.
September 27, 2016 at 7:17pm
The first of two Central Opens in Louisiana over the next four weeks will be contested on the Red River starting Thursday. Next month, the final Central Open of the season will be held in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Louisiana to host two Central Open Series events in the next month

Two anglers could possibly punch their tickets to the 2017 Bassmaster Classic
September 27, 2016 at 12:45pm
The 8-foot limit on Bassmaster tournament competitors' fishing rods will be changed for 2017, allowing anglers to use rods as long as 10 feet. Elite Series pro Skeet Reese was one of the main proponents of the change.

B.A.S.S. raises maximum rod length to 10 feet starting in 2017

Rule change will apply to Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens and all B.A.S.S. Nation and youth events
September 26, 2016 at 3:55pm
Arthur Borchgrevink landed this redfish on a crankbait while fishing a grassy Delacroix pond.

This bait isn’t just for bass

Shallow-diving crankbaits work great on redfish, too
September 23, 2016 at 3:39pm
Capt. Casey Brunning finds redfish thick in grassy ponds this time of year.

Throw frogs to fish you can see

Sight-fishing for reds is fun and fruitful
September 16, 2016 at 8:10am
The wider profile and heart-shaped tail give this bait a distinctive wobble and kick.

Heart Tail Swimbaits

September 15, 2016 at 9:00am
Jackson Landry, with Chance Morse as guide, scored this nice bass early in the morning.

Pros and cons to spinners

September 15, 2016 at 7:00am
1.) Melt lead for making heads in a melt pot, skimming slag from the surface of the molten lead and discarding it.

How to make your own spinnerbait

September 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Abbeville’s Caleb Brown, 12, hooked this 23½-inch monster bass that weighed 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces at Toledo Bend using a Strike King Rage Space Monkey.

Toledo Bend is in great shape for September

'Prefall' means bass-fishing is about to bust loose
September 14, 2016 at 8:40am