Bass Fishing

Healthy bass like this are the norm on Concordia and St. John this month.

Concordia, St. John - Double the bass fun

Target trees, piers to catch some nice fish this month
August 25, 2016 at 7:40am
The four hours or so before sunrise are the best times to catch bass during the heat of summer.

Get up extra early to beat the heat

Night-fishing is the ticket to great bass fishing, bass pro says
August 16, 2016 at 5:40pm
Pitching a jig with your off hand is key to being ready for instant hook sets.

Pitch with the other hand

August 16, 2016 at 6:00am
Ken Sherman said letting a jig sit with slack line is one of the keys to consistency with the lure.

Top 5 jig-fishing tips to catch more bass

Accomplished tournament angler shares keys to success
August 15, 2016 at 3:22pm
Lake D’Arbonne produces good numbers of bass and has seen an increase in big bass over the past few years.

Preuett’s pick four for summertime bass

August 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Good bass like this are helping Louisiana’s Brett Preuett make a big splash on the pro circuit.

The making of a pro bass angler

August 15, 2016 at 7:00am
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