Bass Fishing

Rapala’s Shadow Rap Shad

Rapala’s Shadow Rap Shad

August 12, 2016 at 11:47am
A largemouth bass caught by Curtis Little Sunday afternoon in the lower Amite River near Bayou Barber was completely missing its upper lip — likely the result of a predatory injury when the fish was younger, according to a LDWF biologist.

Livingston Parish angler lands freaky bass in Amite River

Largemouth was missing its entire upper lip
August 10, 2016 at 1:56pm
Bass might not be huge in the lower Sabine River, but they’re plentiful.

Load up on bass in lower Sabine River

Cajun Grand Slam possible as well, angler says
August 03, 2016 at 8:55am
Zodias rods

Shimano Zodias bass rods

August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
A fat Toledo Bend bass taken deep by Kyle Guidry using a swim jig.

Heat advisory — How to catch Toledo Bend’s summer bass

August is the most-dreaded month, but these anglers know the Toledo Bend bass bite can be as hot as the air temperatures. And they share their secrets to success.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Broken up concrete, rock jetties and other concrete structure provide good largemouth habitat in the summer.

Fishing the Dream — Bassmaster Elite Series angler shares Ouatchita River bass secrets

Brett Preuett cut his teeth fishing the Ouachita River, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro shares the secrets to catching bass on the winding waterway.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Creature baits are great for plucking Atchafalaya Basin bass from active drains.

Basin run-outs light up

Grand Lake a hotspot, local angler says
July 25, 2016 at 10:08am
Wait until you feel the weight of a bass instead of setting the hook when he hits a topwater.

Be patient and catch more bass on topwater

Waiting to feel the weight of the fish before setting means more hookups
July 22, 2016 at 10:40am
Even in the heat of summer there are bass that remain shallow, and frogs will get the bites.

Hoppers call in summer bass

Pro says shallow bass will fall for frogs
July 21, 2016 at 10:00pm
Bridges become important targets for bass anglers when the summer heat really cranks up.

Focus on bridges for summer bass

Pilings closest to main channel often hold fish, pro says
July 18, 2016 at 5:38pm
Gonzales pro Greg Hackney knows burning crankbaits, topwaters and spinnerbaits can deliver tremendous strikes.

Fast and furious gear

July 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Dylan Poche celebrates his 4th place finish — with a 22-pound, 8-ounce bag — in the Cowboy Division of an FLW event on Toledo Bend just weeks before he died in January.

Young angler’s memory lives on through ‘Fishing Around the World’ Program

Signed rocks dedicated to Dylan Poche being tossed into water all over the globe
July 11, 2016 at 1:25pm
The spinnerbait is probably the most popular

Bassmaster Elite Series pro fishing tips for summer bass

The heat of summer is a time when you can expect to get just a handful of bass bites, right? Not according to this Bassmaster Elite Series pro — if you know how to trigger fish’s aggressive nature.
July 01, 2016 at 7:00am