Bass Fishing

Derek Mong, left, and his dad Dave show off their winning five-fish stringer that tipped the scales at 33.13 pounds during an April 22 tournament at Keith's Toledo Bend Tackle.

Father/son team up for whopping 33-pound Toledo Bend stringer

Dave and Derek Mong enjoyed epic day during April 22 tourney
May 02 at 9:42am
When clear conditions make the fish spooky, a finesse jig will still produce bites.

Small bait ... big results - How to use a finesse jig to catch more bass

Bigger isn’t always better — a down-sized finesse jig might be just the ticket for days when bass are playing hard to get. Here’s how the pros rig up to take them down.
May 01 at 7:00am
A big, slow-moving buzz-frog is just the ticket for a lazy bass that doesn't want to exert much energy.

Feelin’ the buzz ... Froggy style - Add a frog to your buzzbait to catch more bass

Lose the skirt — and thread a frog onto your buzzbait to catch some big-time bass.
May 01 at 7:00am

Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Marsh Man Masson gives scores to some of the most popular.
April 19 at 7:30am
Bass can be found in many local canals and are easy to catch from a kayak. They often jump  when hooked, and provide exciting in-your-face action.

Targeting canal bass

Hotspots likely located close to home
April 18 at 9:00am
New Iberia Bassmaster Elite Series pro Caleb Sumrall moves out of dead-end canals this month to catch post-spawn bass in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Caleb Sumrall’s gear

April 15 at 7:00am
Bass move to stretches of banks with a little current to find oxygenated water and feed up after the rigors of the spawn.

New cull system protects bass

April 15 at 7:00am
With shad spawns occurring close to the final stages of the Toledo Bend spawn, docks are a popular option.

Meal delivery schedule

April 15 at 7:00am
The Power Pole Micro anchor is light enough to use on nearly any kayak, yet powerful enough to hold up to 1500 pounds. The remote controlled spike quickly and quietly anchors the ‘yak at the push of a button.

New gear reviews

April 15 at 7:00am
The author caught this nice sac-a-lait (black crappie) while fishing a small topwater plug for bass. Bream, sac-a-lait, catfish and garfish are often surprise catches when targeting bass in local canals.

April’s Best Bets

April 15 at 7:00am
A Pop-R is one of Jeff Bruhl’s go-to lures this time of year.

Best lures for marsh bass

April 15 at 7:00am
Ridgedell caught most of his bass on the outer edges of the tree line, near open water.

How to pick a bass ‘yak

April 15 at 7:00am
Lake Martin is noted for bluegills like these bulls taken from beneath a duck blind by Robert Dupuis.

Lake Martin in a nutshell

April 15 at 7:00am
Butch Ridgedell loves to catch bass of any size. Lake Martin is full of what he called “Lake Martin knotheads,” young aggressive bass.

Why bass fish from a kayak?

April 15 at 7:00am