Bass Fishing

Seth Chataignier, 10, caught and released this 7-pound, 4-ounce bass at Toledo Bend fishing on a watermelon red Havoc Crawfatty out of Pirate’s Cove Marina.

Take advantage of less pressure at Toledo Bend

Cooler water brings big bass shallow
October 02, 2017 at 10:29am
Small ditches off a larger creek can be highly productive.

‘Digging’ the ditches

Locating the travel lanes bass use each fall isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. But if you can figure out where they’re moving and gathering, you’re in business.
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Daybreak often sees a flurry of feeding, so look for the bait-gathering spots.

All about that bait

Pro tips for targeting bass this fall
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Abbeville angler Damein Clements destroyed the bass last weekend on his first trip to the waters south of Venice.

Venice bass fishing on fire, angler says

Abbeville angler catches dozens of bass during his first trip downriver
September 28, 2017 at 10:10am
Jacob Shoopman of New Iberia caught this 3.2-pound bass in an evening tournament Aug. 9 on a buzzbait in the Atchafalaya Basin. He says buzzbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs should be very effective in September.

Bassin’ at the Basin

Action dictated by Atchafalaya River levels
September 19, 2017 at 6:10pm
Anything unusual in a field of matted grass is worth your attention.

Frog fishing tackle

Make sure your gear is up to snuff
September 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Ott DeFoe likes grass edges in low-light conditions.

Best topwater frogs for different applications

There’s no one frog for everything, so choose wisely
September 15, 2017 at 7:00am

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08, 2017 at 9:50am
Paul Theriot of St. Francisville had a successful trip to Toledo Bend with his son Adam. The pair caught sac-a-lait, catfish and bass on the family outing.

The sweet and sour of September

Fishing at Toledo Bend this month is somewhat up in the air
September 01, 2017 at 11:23am
There’s a frog for every situation, whether bass are feeding on amphibians or finfish on top.

Maximize your frog’s mat mayhem

Make your frogs more effective by targeting your casts
September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Water is roaring through the Toledo Bend dam as remnants of Hurricane Harvey flooded the lake. Two nearby reservoir dams also are threatened by massive runoff.

Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

More water released from Toledo Bend, flooding downstream residents
August 31, 2017 at 10:11am
Darren Sexton caught this 11.6-pound bass Aug. 18 while fishing on Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge.

Brothers catch pair of 11-pounders from Lacassine NWR

Trophy catches come 11 days apart
August 30, 2017 at 5:17pm
Adam Cook (right) and his uncle Kurt Cook have been pounding on the bass population in Bayou Black recently.

Bayou Black giving up lots of bass

Fish aren't huge, but numbers of bites provide plenty of action
August 22, 2017 at 10:16am