Bass Fishing

Scott Buxton flips or pitches Texas-rigged Tightlines UV-Craws for good fish in February and March.

Verret virtuoso — How to catch Lake Verret’s spawning bass

The Lake Verret system warms up early, ushering in spawning activity by the areas bass. Learn how this veteran tournament angler methodically works these waters to build heavy stringers.
February 01 at 7:00am
Chad Wiley loves heavy weights because they are loud, obnoxious, and in-your-face enough to make bass bite even when they don’t want to.

Heavy metal — Go big to force bass to bite

You have to finesse the bass to bite when winter is in it’s last throes, right? Not according to this Bassmaster pro, who said you can get bigger bites quicker by using heavy weights.
February 01 at 7:00am
This is a break-out month at Toledo Bend, and 10-pounders like this one caught last February by Derek Mong should be brought to the scales.

Bring on the bass

Toledo Bend is back in business
January 27 at 11:20am
LiveTarget's new Swimbait Series features some magnum-sized lures perfect for targeting big bass at Toledo Bend.

LiveTarget's Swimbait Series looks just like live bait

Factory-rigged with extra wide-gap hook and species-specific oscillating tails
January 24 at 1:54pm
Dave Cavell (left) and Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament in the Atchafalaya Basin by banging vibrating jigs off stumps around main points.

Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Tournament winners say bass holding on points, stumps
January 18 at 5:36pm
Blue Strike King Hack Attack jigs with sapphire blue Zoom Ultra Vibe chunks were effective fish-getters all day.

The many Pearl rivers

January 15 at 7:00am
Data collected by the Toledo Bend Lake Association clearly shows February and March are the best months of the year to catch a double-digit bass at Toledo Bend.

When is the best time to catch a Toledo Bend lunker?

Be on the lake in February and March for best chances
January 09 at 11:05am
The temperatures may be low, but bass know it’s time to start moving toward prespawn staging areas, so expect periods of aggressive feeding.

Throwdown in the slowdown — How to catch cold-water bass

Winter means you have to slow everything down and force-feed bass, right? Wrong. These pros tell you how to catch the fish of a lifetime when the chill is on.
January 01 at 7:00am
Spotted bass add variety to the largemouth bass catch.

The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

A massive paper mill discharge wiped out the fishing on the Pearl River in 2011, but this picturesque maze of water has recovered. In fact, the bass fishing is probably better than it’s ever been. Here’s how to capitalize.
January 01 at 7:00am
The bass are still swimming in Toledo Bend, but January is the most-challenging month to catch them.

January woes

Tough month of fishing at Toledo Bend
December 22, 2016 at 10:17am
Greg Terzia and two cold-weather Caney Lake largemouths.

Caney’s lunker bass love the sun, too

December 22, 2016 at 9:50am