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A soft-body swimbait presents a sizeable meal that appeals to big fish. Work that Wiggle
2162 Views - Posted: June 29, 2011 at 11:01 am
About the only way to make a soft-body swimbait more user-friendly would be teaching it to tie its own knot. Short of that, just sling one out, wind it back and note how this hunk of molded plastic excels at doing the work for you.

John Cox of Florida is trying for a wire-to-wire win in the FLW Tour event being held this weekend on the Red River. Cox pushed his lead to more than 7 pounds to lead the field going into the third day of competition. FLW Tour Day 2: Cox continues to lead Red River tournament
2873 Views - Posted: May 21, 2011 at 9:45 am
Florida’s John Cox pushed his lead being to more than 7 pounds yesterday (May 20) in the FLW Tour held on the Red River, leading the top-20 field moving to the third-day semi-finals.

Cox put together 14 pounds during Friday’s competition to bring his two-day total to 28 pounds, 10 ounces.

He fished the first two days of competition from a 17-foot boat powered by a 75-horsepower Mercury with hopes that the lighter rig would allow him access to shallow-water areas other competitors could not reach. Cox said he made a two-hour run each way to his fishing spot.

Jacob Wheeler pushed leads the BFL All-American being held on Cross Lake by an impressive 9 1/2 pounds with only a one day remaining. BFL All-American Day 2: Wheeler pushes lead to 9 1/2 pounds
2964 Views - Posted: May 20, 2011 at 9:46 am
Indiana’s Jacob Wheeler extended his lead yesterday (May 20) in the BFL All-American event being held on Cross Lake. Wheeler put 10 pounds, 4 ounces on the scales for a two-day total of 19 pounds, 2 ounces and a 9 ½-pounds lead over his closest competitor.

“Today was a much tougher day for me,” said Wheeler, who is fishing in his first BFL All-American. “The wind really muddied up a lot of my water and changed the way I fished today. I slowed down a lot and just tried to maintain my lead; I was very fortunate to gain a few pounds with a much smaller bag than yesterday.”

Evening frogging makes the most of afternoon bass fishing trips
6713 Views - Posted: March 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm
If you’re heading bass fishing, well don’t forget to bring the spotlights. I have loads of success on these trips in canals alongside Lake DesAllemands, Lake Boeuf, Ruddock, and the Intracoastal Waterway near Bayou Black.

LouisianaSportsman.com users John Kendrick, left, and Travis Miller have been getting in on the hot trout action on the Lake Pontchartrain bridges. Pontchartrain train trestle turning on early for speckled trout  Video Included
5553 Views - Posted: March 09, 2011 at 5:30 pm
One of the worst kept secrets in Southeast Louisiana is that the bridges across Lake Pontchartrain have turned on early this year.

Most people know about trolling the Causeway, but if that’s not your cup of tea, head to the train trestle over on the eastern side of the lake. Some anglers have already landed trout over 5 pounds off this community hole.


Speckled trout can be found stacked up all over the marsh because there was virtually no pressure on the fish for so long following the BP oil spill. Happy New Year, Indeed!
1568 Views - Posted: December 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Some people like to start the New Year with sparklers and firecrackers, but the locals down in Shell Beach and Hopedale are too busy enjoying all the speckled trout action to notice.

Delaware's Brian LaClair is leading the BASS Federation Nation Championship being held this week on the Red River at Shreveport. Delaware angler leading BASS Federation Nation Championship, Louisiana's Laiche in 14th
4207 Views - Posted: October 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche was in 14th place going into the final day of the BASS Federation Nation Championship on the Red River. Unfortunately, he also was in sixth place in the divisional competition – putting him as a long shot for a 2011 Bassmaster Classic invitation.


Idaho's Brandon Palaniuk camped in his truck for three weeks to practice for the BASS Federation Nation Championship on the Red River, and it paid off with the win. Idaho's Palaniuk takes Federation Nation Championship, Laiche misses Classic
2021 Views - Posted: October 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche moved up several notches on the final day of the BASS Federation Nation Championship today (Oct. 29) on the Red River, but it was too little too late to earn a ticket to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.


Youngsters from across the nation will gather in Shreveport next month to compete for the Junior Bassmaster World Championship title. Junior Bassmaster World Championship to be held on Cross Lake
3768 Views - Posted: September 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm
BASS announced Thursday that the 2010 Junior Bassmaster World Championship will be held Oct. 29 on Cross Lake, and Louisiana will be represented by Paulina's Matt Nobile.

State agencies that manage the bass fishing at Louisiana’s slot lakes can only do so much; the public has to do its part for the regulations to have an effect. Small Fry
3566 Views - Posted: March 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Old habits die hard. Don’t believe me? Go ask Bass Anglers Sportsman Society founder Ray Scott, who spearheaded the catch-and-release phenomenon in the 1970s how much trouble he had convincing a bunch of backwoods bubbas to release bass back into Lake Guntersville rather than “Lake Crisco.”

Scott finally had success — perhaps too much of it.

McCann inspects his lures for bent hooks after unhooking every big trout. Causeway’s Troll
1918 Views - Posted: March 02, 2010 at 11:51 am
Once upon a time, not long ago, a troll lived under a bridge. Well, actually there were two bridges — long ones, 24 miles each. And it wasn’t really a troll; it was a troller. And really, he didn’t live there; he just fished there — a lot.

After the sun rose, Bennet took advantage of the trout that came up to the shallow reefs for warmth. Biloxi Blues
1646 Views - Posted: December 30, 2009 at 8:35 am
There’s a lot of ways to bring in the New Year. Pop a few fireworks, celebrate with friends, toast 2010 at midnight on New Year’s Eve or you could do what hardy anglers do all over the Southeast Louisiana marsh — go fishing.

This Civil War-era illustration depicts Union gunboats passing through Bailey’s Dam at Alexandria. River Wild, Part II
3417 Views - Posted: August 04, 2009 at 9:24 am
When the Freeman-Custis Expedition explored the Red River in 1806, it became apparent that the river’s odd features hampered its commercial potential.

Flounder make a great addition to the ice chest, and they can be located at numerous Lake Borgne hotspots. 7 Deadly Spots
4254 Views - Posted: July 31, 2009 at 8:54 am
Here in the Gulf South, August is traditionally the hottest month of the year. We’re all hoping this year will be the exception because our summer heat has been blistering and record-setting so far.

Deadline for alligator lottery hunt applications - July 22
5911 Views - Posted: July 14, 2009 at 8:59 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery hunts on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 11 Wildlife Division WMAs and 16 public lakes for the 2009 alligator harvest season in order to increase alligator harvest opportunities for the public.

L.D.W.F. to hold alligator lottery hunts
4325 Views - Posted: July 01, 2009 at 9:05 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery hunts on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 11 Wildlife Division WMAs and 16 public lakes for the 2009 alligator harvest season in order to increase alligator harvest opportunities for the public.