Bass Fishing

Adam Theriot (left) and Benton Green (right) of St. Francisville, along with Adam’s cousin Addison, show off some sac-a-lait they caught at Toledo Bend.

Toledo Bend bass put on feed sacks

It’s a great month to be on the lake
October 31, 2016 at 3:27pm
The key to success at Lake Fausse Pointe this month is finding shad around cypress trees, Abbeville’s Damein Clements said.

Little-known lake is bass hotspot

Shallow Lake Fausse Pointe offers great fall fishing
October 31, 2016 at 3:23pm
Cliff Crochet, the 'Cajun Baby' from Pierre Part, won the Bassmaster Central Open in the Atchafalaya Basin Saturday and qualified for the 2017 Classic.

Crochet wins Central Open, clinches Classic spot

‘Cajun Baby’ surges into top spot Saturday with 18-4 bag for first B.A.S.S. victory
October 30, 2016 at 8:32am
Lower Sabine River bass might not be monsters, but there are plenty of them willing to stretch your line this month.

Sabine River bass are such fun

October 21, 2016 at 2:15pm
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
Bass like this one draw anglers like Bob McGraw to Cane River regularly.

Cane River’s bass show off

September 28, 2016 at 10:28am
Hayden Theriot and Luke Cheramie of Hahnville High School finished third with 14.82 pounds during the Louisiana High School B.A.S.S. Nation Championships held at Toledo Bend.

Fish are fattening up

Toledo Bend bass are acting like it’s spring
September 28, 2016 at 10:23am
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