Bass Fishing

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

Crank Bait Rod Selection

September 08, 2016 at 6:00pm
Although many of the early fish of the day came on orange-bladed spinner baits, the bite later shifted to spinners with chartreuse and gold blades.

A humdinger! Spinnerbait tips for more Venice bass

Don’t let September fronts scare you away from bass fishing. Just head to Venice, where the bass go nuts when high pressure and falling tides prevail.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The Bassmaster Elite Series in 2017 will once again return to Toledo Bend, where Kevin VanDam scored the first of his three victories on tour this year with a win in May. Next year, Elites will visit the Bend April 6-9.

Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Toledo Bend in 2017

Full schedule announced: Texas Fest to replace Texas Bass Classic in May
August 31, 2016 at 1:54pm
Focusing on wood in the current of main bayous is the key to catching Atchafalaya Basin bass this month.

Best bets for Atchafalaya Basin bass

Focus on wood in the current of main bayous
August 26, 2016 at 6:43am
Michael Garcie caught his personal best — this 8.33-pound beast — at Toledo Bend. He used a Zoom craw topped with a punch skirt made by his best friend, Aaron Pousson with Pousson’s Punch Skirts and Custom Tackle.

Toledo Bend tactics for the dog days of summer

High water temperatures don't necessarily mean big bass won't bite
August 26, 2016 at 5:33am
Healthy bass like this are the norm on Concordia and St. John this month.

Concordia, St. John - Double the bass fun

Target trees, piers to catch some nice fish this month
August 25, 2016 at 7:40am
The four hours or so before sunrise are the best times to catch bass during the heat of summer.

Get up extra early to beat the heat

Night-fishing is the ticket to great bass fishing, bass pro says
August 16, 2016 at 5:40pm
Pitching a jig with your off hand is key to being ready for instant hook sets.

Pitch with the other hand

August 16, 2016 at 6:00am
Ken Sherman said letting a jig sit with slack line is one of the keys to consistency with the lure.

Top 5 jig-fishing tips to catch more bass

Accomplished tournament angler shares keys to success
August 15, 2016 at 3:22pm
Lake D’Arbonne produces good numbers of bass and has seen an increase in big bass over the past few years.

Preuett’s pick four for summertime bass

August 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Good bass like this are helping Louisiana’s Brett Preuett make a big splash on the pro circuit.

The making of a pro bass angler

August 15, 2016 at 7:00am