Bass Fishing

Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin VanDam likes to add one hook while removing another simultaneously.

Hooking it up - How to change hard bait hooks

Changing the factory hooks on your hard baits is an easy way to tweak your lure’s performance — and put more bass in the box.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
October 15, 2017 at 9:00am
Football jigs are one of the favorites for probing creek ditches.

Carolina concepts

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
To increase your spinnerbait profile, try adding a big ribbontail worm trailer.

Tail gunner

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Seth Chataignier, 10, caught and released this 7-pound, 4-ounce bass at Toledo Bend fishing on a watermelon red Havoc Crawfatty out of Pirate’s Cove Marina.

Take advantage of less pressure at Toledo Bend

Cooler water brings big bass shallow
October 02, 2017 at 10:29am
Small ditches off a larger creek can be highly productive.

‘Digging’ the ditches

Locating the travel lanes bass use each fall isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. But if you can figure out where they’re moving and gathering, you’re in business.
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Daybreak often sees a flurry of feeding, so look for the bait-gathering spots.

All about that bait

Pro tips for targeting bass this fall
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Abbeville angler Damein Clements destroyed the bass last weekend on his first trip to the waters south of Venice.

Venice bass fishing on fire, angler says

Abbeville angler catches dozens of bass during his first trip downriver
September 28, 2017 at 10:10am
Jacob Shoopman of New Iberia caught this 3.2-pound bass in an evening tournament Aug. 9 on a buzzbait in the Atchafalaya Basin. He says buzzbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs should be very effective in September.

Bassin’ at the Basin

Action dictated by Atchafalaya River levels
September 19, 2017 at 6:10pm
Anything unusual in a field of matted grass is worth your attention.

Frog fishing tackle

Make sure your gear is up to snuff
September 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Ott DeFoe likes grass edges in low-light conditions.

Best topwater frogs for different applications

There’s no one frog for everything, so choose wisely
September 15, 2017 at 7:00am

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08, 2017 at 9:50am
Paul Theriot of St. Francisville had a successful trip to Toledo Bend with his son Adam. The pair caught sac-a-lait, catfish and bass on the family outing.

The sweet and sour of September

Fishing at Toledo Bend this month is somewhat up in the air
September 01, 2017 at 11:23am