|Lil John new go-to bait
March 01, 2012 at 8:59 am
Month after month for the last year or so, Jeff Poe has talked glowingly about a soft plastic that he wasn’t sold on until his son and fellow charter boat captain Nick Poe threw him some one day when the younger Poe was tearing them up while very few, if any, speckled trout were going into the boat skippered by Jeff Poe.
February 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
The newest wave of artificial lures has taken the fishing world by storm within the past few months.
YUM Bait Co. is glad to be in the middle of the tempest created by the introduction of multi-armed, literally and figuratively, umbrella rigs. Look at one, and you’ll see what looks like a spinnerbait head with five wires attached to the back of it, each ending with a barrel swivel and a snap swivel to affix a soft plastic of some sort imbedded on a hook.
|Instigator Lures spinnerbait
January 01, 2012 at 4:30 pm
A growing number of bass fishermen in and around the Atchafalaya Basin are tuning into a spinnerbait that hums through the water much the same way a piano makes its melodic music.
December 01, 2011 at 2:21 pm
Sixty-year-old Texan Butch Ray can relate to the buzz heard for months this year around Toledo Bend and on Southwest Louisiana waters about a high-end topwater bait with a beautiful body and a seductive sound.
November 01, 2011 at 1:46 pm
A Pineville bass fisherman was an unhappy camper one afternoon the first week of October while fishing Toledo Bend.
|XCalibur Zell Pop perfects shad imitation
August 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Meticulous sanding and even more sanding to shape and modify one of the most trusted topwater lures was a labor of love for Zell Rowland.
|Hula Swimmer combines two bass favorites
July 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm
The anticipation and excitement over latest gift to the bass fishing world is building, just like emotions and passions ramp up in the weeks and days leading up to a World Series or the Super Bowl.
|River Worm is just like the real thing
May 02, 2011 at 6:17 am
Just in time for the bream fishing bonanza in Louisiana, which my wife June and I love to indulge in along the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee’s borrow pits in May, comes a package of soft-plastic earthworms from Lunkerhunt.
|“Drill, baby, drill”
April 01, 2011 at 8:07 am
The U.S. commander-in-chief’s words had promise before the oil spill, but then they rang hollow with the ensuing de facto moratorium on deep-water drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico — much to the chagrin of oilfield and oilfield-related workers and businesses along the Gulf Coast.
|A crankbait you can flip like a jig?
January 26, 2011 at 9:09 am
Want to get your hands on a new lipless crankbait the manufacturer says can be used in the conventional way as well as, hold on to your boat’s bench seat, flipping it like a jig?
|Spring trout will love new Stanley lure
December 29, 2010 at 7:31 am
Superlatives rolled off the tongue of a veteran saltwater fisherman, one who makes his living at catching speckled trout and redfish, the other day when he talked about a soft-plastic prototype designed specifically to catch redfish and big speckled trout.
|Specks, reds hustle to new bait
November 01, 2010 at 10:51 am
Besides the fact a red-hot soft plastic is the go-to artificial lure whenever he goes fishing — putting speckled trout and redfish in the boat when it counts — there’s another good reason the Hackberry Hustler is a runaway favorite for veteran guide Kirk Stansel and his brothers Bobby and Guy.
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