Bass Fishing

Nine-year-old Trip Payn shows off the 6-pound bass that swallowed a bream on a stringer during a May 21 fishing excursion at a farm pond.

VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

9-year-old Mansfield angler shows off lunker caught in farm pond between storms
May 22, 2017 at 4:32pm
Tammy Mong reacts when the bass she weighed-in Friday morning tipped the scales at exactly 3.00 pounds, good for $5,000 at the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

Many angler wins $5,000 at Big Bass Splash

Mong’s fish tipped the scales at exactly 3.00 pounds to claim the prize
May 19, 2017 at 12:19pm

Video: Tips on keeping bass alive in a livewell

FLW pro shares step-by-step instructions
May 19, 2017 at 10:50am
Fellow Bassmaster Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby used pliers to push an embedded treble hook barb through Jason Christie's skin so he could cut it off and remove the hook, which got stuck during Day 1 action of the Bassmaster Texas Fest on Lake Sam Rayburn

Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

Jason Christie was having a great day - until his last cast
May 18, 2017 at 8:47am
Popping topwater baits are ideal for picking off fry guarders because they can sit in one place — ideally above a cloud of fry — and provoke a strike.

Gear for the rear

May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Kyle Stansbury smiles wide as he holds a bass caught in the Bayou Black area.

Focus on finding grass or lily pads

The Morgan City area is a great place to fish in May
May 08, 2017 at 4:18pm
Paul Keith with a bulky Caddo bass.

Effective May patterns for Caddo Lake

May 04, 2017 at 2:29pm
Dr. David Dice Jr. reeled in this 9.3-pound bass he caught on a shiner at night on March 17 at Toledo Bend.

Don’t miss a May trip to Toledo Bend

May 01, 2017 at 2:49pm
Being successful fishing channel holes means being at the right spot at the right time when bass decide to move up and eat.

Proper channels

Although channel bends can be difficult to locate, doing so can pay huge dividends.
May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Jason Christie relies on a trio of baits to catch bass guarding fry, including a topwater frog.

Fool the Fry Guarders

Bass’ instincts can be their downfall in the spring
May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Beverly Rogers Brister shows off the 11.78-pound lunker largemouth she caught Tuesday in Lake D'Arbonne. The big bass bit a weedless frog during Brister's first-ever fishing trip in a kayak, and was later released back into the lake.

First-time kayaker lands 11-pound-plus bass on Lake D’Arbonne

Lunker bit weedless frog and was released back into the lake
April 27, 2017 at 4:00pm
Toledo Bend guide Jason Courville displays the big 11.02-pound largemouth he caught Monday on a ½-ounce green-pumpkin JaKKed Baits jig and Strike King green-pumpkin trailer while fishing Mill Creek with his clients.<br />

Texas guide catches third Toledo Bend lunker this spring

Orange’s Jason Courville reeled in 11.02-pounder Monday in Mill Creek
April 18, 2017 at 10:09am
Presenting multiple lures into a single bed can increase your chances of making a bass bite.

Load up a bed with lures and get bit

Spawning bass can’t stand multiple baits resting in their beds for very long
April 18, 2017 at 6:00am
Matt Campbell shows off the 11.2-pound bass he caught in San Miguel on Toledo Bend on Sunday, March 26. The big fish bit a watermelon red Mister Twister creature bait in the shallows along a point.

Toledo Bend gives up 11.2-pound largemouth in San Miguel

Campbell used Mister Twister creature bait to catch his largest bass ever
April 17, 2017 at 3:41pm