Louisiana bass anglers are cantankerously serious about catching their fish. And finding locations with lots of bass action can be an emotional, recurring endeavor when planning fishing trips, vacations and — especially —bass club tournaments.
Trapper Munn navigated the boat out of the big river and through the trees into the small river lake off the Ouachita River. In several spots, subtle current came around points and over shallow sandbars.
It wasn’t too long ago that the Elite 8, the eight best college basketball teams in the country playing in the NCAA’s “Big Dance,” were thrilling fans and television audiences in a hopeful waltz to the Final Four and, ultimately, to the title game at the center of every bracket in the U.S.
Inevitably, every bait wears out its welcome at some point. But rather than completely shifting to another scenario, chatterbait anglers can often extend their bite — and adapt to changing conditions — by pairing their bladed package with the similar, yet more-subtle swim jig.
Pierre Part’s Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet turned in a 5-fish sack weighing a hefty 20-6 Saturday afternoon to qualify for the Top 12 and a chance to win the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster stop at Toledo Bend on Sunday.†