Big Bass

Michael Dunaway, of Liberty, Miss., shows off the 11.08-pound lunker bass he caught Tuesday morning, March 22, near the Indian Mounds at Toledo Bend. Dunaway used a trick worm to catch the bass on a point just outside the edge of a line of hay grass.

Mississippi angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.08-pounder Tuesday morning

Dunaway caught his lunker on a Carolina-rigged trick worm at the Indian Mounds
March 24, 2016 at 10:58am
Dennis Blankenship displays the Toledo Bend 12.55-pounder he caught Monday, March 21, in his Water Moccasin pirogue. The monster bass bit on a weightless Zoom Brush Hog.<br />

Pirogue angler lands 12.55-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Blankenship reels in hammer bass using a weightless Zoom Brush Hog
March 24, 2016 at 12:40am
Austin Legendre shows off the 7-pound, 14-ounce lunker bass he caught during the Sunshine Bass Club's tournament on March 20. Legendre used a Texas-rigged black-and-blue Sweet Beaver to hook the lunker near the base of a cypress tree.

Donaldsonville angler lands almost 8-pound bass near Grassy Lake

Legendre used a Texas-rigged black-and-blue Sweet Beaver for Big Bass tourney honors
March 23, 2016 at 3:00pm
Lynn Clayton, of DeRidder, shows off the 11.58-pound lunker bass he caught near the Toledo Bend dam on March 15. Clayton caught the monster on an old orange-belly ½-ounce Rat-L-Trap, which almost didn't survive the fight.

DeRidder angler lands Toledo Bend 11.58-pounder — despite damage to Rat-L-Trap

Clayton lands largest bass ever, but loses multiple treble hook barbs during the fight
March 23, 2016 at 9:11am
Kyle Fisher shows off the 11.04-pound bass he caught Friday,, March 18, on a junebug Zoom trick worm near the Indian Mounds. The lunker had been caught just 20 days earlier on the identical lure in a different color, when it weighed 12.9 pounds with eggs.

Texas angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.04-pounder Friday evening

Records show Fisher’s lunker was caught on the same lure just 20 days earlier
March 22, 2016 at 11:09am
Jeff Atchison, of Moss Bluff, shows off the 12.51-pound largemouth bass he caught on March 17  along a grassline near Buck Creek. Atchison was fishing with a wacky-rigged trick worm when the big bass hit.

Moss Bluff angler scores on St. Patrick's Day 12.51-pounder at Toledo Bend

Atchison caught monster in Buck Creek with a wacky-rigged trick worm
March 21, 2016 at 9:24am
Brenen Hebert holds up the 11.27-pound largemouth bass he caught on Tuesday, March 8 near the Indian Mounds at Toledo Bend. Hebert caught the big bass flipping a red-black Zoom Speed Craw in buck brush.

Gonzales angler snares Toledo Bend 11.27-pounder near the Indian Mounds

Hebert hooked his lunker by flipping a black-red Zoom Speed Craw into buck brush
March 15, 2016 at 8:48am
Austin Hebert, of Port Neches, Texas, shows off the 12.11-pound largemouth bass he caught near the Toledo Bend dam last Friday on a watermelon-orange Zoom Brush Hog —just  one day after record high water levels on the reservoir.

One day after massive rains, angler scores on 12.11-pounder near the Toledo Bend dam

Hebert’s lunker was caught near the point of a creek on a Texas-rigged Zoom Brush Hog
March 14, 2016 at 1:51pm
Steven Smith, of Moss Bluff, finally enticed this 12.05-pounder that was on a nest to bite Sunday morning near Housen on Toledo Bend. After numerous attempts with a wide variety of lures, the big bass finally bit a crawfish ¾-ounce Rat-L-Trap.

Moss Bluff angler catches 12.05-pound hawg Sunday on Toledo Bend

Smith threw everything but the kitchen sink before finally landing the nesting bass
March 08, 2016 at 9:19pm
Michael Richard, of Sulphur, shows off the 11.54-pound bass he caught on Saturday near the Louisiana islands at Toledo Bend. Richard caught the monster near hay grass on a free-falling watermelon-red Zoom fluke.

Sulphur angler catches 11.54-pounder on Toledo Bend near Louisiana islands

Richard’s lunker bit a watermelon-red Zoom fluke free-falling off of hay grass
March 08, 2016 at 1:11pm
Ville Platte’s Chad Soileau displays the 11.83-pound largemouth he caught Saturday at Toledo Bend in the 1215 area. Soileau caught the hawg on a black-blue Mesu swim jig with a blueberry Zoom Speed Craw trailer.<br />
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Ville Platte angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.83 pounder in 1215 area

Soileau’s lunker was taken Saturday on a black-blue Mesu swim jig with a blueberry Zoom Speed Craw trailer
March 07, 2016 at 7:44pm
Steve Rockweiler, 62, of Luling, shows off his best-ever largemouth — an 11.4-pounder — caught pre-spawn Saturday near the Indian Mounds at Toledo Bend on a 10 ½-inch junebug Zoom Ol’ Monster worm.

Unbelievable Toledo Bend lunker trip yields personal best bass for father, two sons

Top 3 fish for Rockweiler men weighed-in at more than 31 pounds
March 07, 2016 at 3:03pm
Kacy Fisher, or Opelousas, shows off the amazing 14.16-pound largemouth bass he caught Saturday near Housen on Toledo Bend. Fisher caught the monster with a C-rigged watermelon-red Zoom Baby Brush Hog in about 8 feet of water with hydrilla.

Opelousas angler reels in 14.16-pound Toledo Bend giant

Kacy Fisher’s monster is largest so far of 2015-16 Lunker Program season
March 07, 2016 at 8:47am
Darold Gleason, of Leesville, shows off the 11.71-pound largemouth bass he caught in the Housen area of Toledo Bend on Tuesday, March 1. It was his sixth 10-pound-plus fish entered into the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program since 2007.

Leesville angler lands sixth Toledo Bend lunker Tuesday – an 11.71-pounder

Gleason caught monster in Housen on C-rigged V&M Wild Lizzie
March 04, 2016 at 2:52pm