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Jimmy Mason holds up a 6-pound bass caught on a Bomber Jointed Wake Minnow at Wilson Lake.

Bomber’s Jointed Wake Minnow

Bass, redfish smash new topwater
March 15 at 9:00am
KP power spinners are available with willow leaf as well as Colorado blades and gold, as well as brightly colored blades.

The birth of a lure

March 15 at 8:00am
Elite Series Pro Bill Lowen is fishing out of an all-welded aluminum boat from Xpress this season.

Elite’s Lowen jumps on the ‘Xpress’ train

Shallow-water specialist to fish out of all-welded aluminum boat in 2018
March 15 at 7:00am

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
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
Elite pro John Crews helped design a dropshot rod with a counter-weighted butt section and a conveniently placed weight holder.

The right dropshot outfit

February 15 at 7:00am
Quiet, protected areas off main creeks will be popular spawning waters.

Maximum motion tempts prespawners

February 15 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite pro Aaron Martens bases his dropshot bait selection on water temperature.

Drop by design — The ins and outs of dropshotting for bass

Dropshotting might seem simple, but understanding how to make small adjustments to match specific situations can put more bass in the boat. Here are the pros’ tips.
February 01 at 7:00am