Bass Fishing

Catching Bass on Cypress Trees with Greg Hackney

Season 6, Episode 1
March 01 at 6:00pm

New Sportsman TV episode highlights Basin bass

Sixth season begins tonight at 6:30 on CST
March 01 at 11:06am
Flooded cypress trees are one of Toledo Bend’s top spawning habitats.

‘March’-ing on at Toledo Bend

What will this winter’s unseasonably cold temperatures mean for spawning action this month at Louisiana’s premier big-bass location?
March 01 at 7:00am
Representing protein-rich meals, topwater frogs can be deadly throughout the spawn season.

Top 5 tips to connect during the spawn

Largemouth bass know they’re vulnerable when they move shallow. Employ these tactics this spring, and you just might land the lunker of a lifetime.
March 01 at 7:00am
Keith Poche invented his KP Power Spinner while he was still a teenager.

Cane River tailspin

Elite Series pro Keith Poche created a versatile lure when he was a teenager that he still uses on tour today. Find out how the inventor of the KP Power Spinner rigs up — and then mops up the bass.
March 01 at 7:00am
The waters in South Louisiana are often more stained than in other regions, so catching spawning bass requires other tactics than sight-fishing.

Spawn down south

The stained waters of South Louisiana are packed with bass, but catching them is rarely a sight-fishing deal. So use these tips from Elite Series pros who grew up down south to catch more lunkers this spring.
March 01 at 7:00am
Moss Bluff angler Ryan Melancon caught this 10-pounder while fishing Toledo Bend out of a 15-foot aluminum boat.

10-pound Toledo Bend lunker makes 'worst best trip'

Behemoth bass caught out of 15-foot aluminum boat
February 28 at 9:10am
Missouri angler Mike Plank was just trying to catch a few crappie when this 8 1/2-pound bass sucked up his lure. Amazingly, the 6-pound-test line held until Plank's buddy netted the huge bass.

Crappie angler lands Toledo Bend lunker bass on 6-pound-test line

Big bass has measurements of 10-pounder, taxidermist says
February 27 at 5:36pm
Chris Clement, of Bastrop, caught this giant largemouth bass on Sunday, Feb. 18, during a Media Bass tournament on Lake Claiborne. After weighing-in the 12.79-pounder, Clement released the fish back into the lake.

Lake Claiborne gives up 12-pound-plus hawg

Clement catches, releases potential lake record largemouth
February 22 at 6:01pm
Phillip Durio of Elton was just trying to catch one more keeper fish to eat when he hooked this 11.67-pound lunker bass from a dock at the end of a Toledo Bend trip.

Lenten dinner trip results in 11-pound bass

Elton angler was just trying to catch enough to eat when Toledo Bend toad struck
February 21 at 10:25am
Lafayette's Eric Arnold caught this 10.65-pound bass Feb. 17 while fishing the Patroon branch of Toledo Bend.

Toledo Bend 10-pounders stacking up

Arnold’s 10.65-pound bass leads the latest crop of Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program entries
February 20 at 4:43pm
New Iberia Bassmaster Elite Series pro Caleb Sumrall (left) and Kajun Boss Outdoors' Marcus Curry put together a nice stringer of bass this week by targeting post-spawn fish.

Basin bass already moving to post-spawn pattern

Another wave of spawners waiting to move up, Sumrall says
February 20 at 2:50pm