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Light, strong spinner sweeping Missouri

For something so light, it sure is strong.
December 27, 2006 at 3:20 pm

Bass in the Box

Momma always said, “Big things come in small packages.” But I don’t think Momma had fishing in mind when she was referring to the package.Read More...
March 31, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Bedding Bream Bonds

Real fishing heroes aren’t made at the Bassmasters Classic or the FLW Championship. Real fishing heroes are made on ponds, lakes and creeks all across the United States every day as parents and grandparents take a kid on their first fishing trip.Read More...
March 31, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Rare Jewels

While deer hunting out of a tree stand last year, I learned the productivity for pondering the deep mysteries of life when you’re high above the earth, close to God and free to meditate away from ringing telephones, loud music and people with nothing to do but interrupt your work.Read More...
January 31, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Original Bagley Balsa B’s are back

You won’t have to pay $100 for one of the most efficient artificial lures in bass fishing history.

But considering that it’s back in production and exactly like the old Bagley Balsa B, it looks like a million bucks.Read More...
September 05, 2005 at 12:07 pm

Yo-Zuri introduces soft-plastic crank

A different look and a different feel are the selling points of a new crankbait on the market.

The Yo-Zuri Live Bait Crank came from Japan to the U.S., where the very first models were tested and tweaked by Dave Bertolozzi with Yo-Zuri America Inc. and others up in the Northeast.

They asked for a little more weight, and other modifications, and subsequently the finished product gave them what they wanted — a soft, durable body and unique swimming action.

July 01, 2005 at 4:41 pm

Prehistoric Pearl

As the Pearl River flows past the town of Bogalusa on its way to Lake Borgne, the winding path provides a state line for Louisiana and Mississippi, but the scenic beauty offered by the river is boundless.Read More...
May 25, 2005 at 12:22 pm

Perfecting Patterns

Roland Martin is given credit for having coined the phrase “pattern fishing” during the 1970s. He was one of the first anglers in the country to understand that replicating the exact set of water conditions like depth, cover, structure, temperature, clarity and current prevalent when he got a bite would lead to many more bites.

Martin may be credited for the name, but observant bass anglers had actually been pattern fishing for many years before Martin coined the term.

Since then, the term “pattern fishing” has probably been the most used — and most misunderstood — term in bass fishing vernacular. An angler goes down a bank and picks up a couple of swimmers on a floating worm, and proudly proclaims to his buddies at the ramp that he was on a hot floating-worm pattern.

But, was he really?
April 24, 2005 at 4:09 pm

Paradise Parks

Spring is here, and with it comes the bass spawn.

That means anglers across the state are looking for places to catch sows holed up to lay eggs.

Many of those fishermen will head to Toledo Bend, but there are some other great lakes in the state that offer quality springtime bassing opportunities.

And for the traveling angler, there are some wonderful state parks from which to access this fishing.

Here are five of the best state-park lakes Louisiana has to offer, along with tips on how to rack up.Read More...
March 24, 2005 at 12:25 pm

New Kreature is ‘best we can make it’

When Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits decided to enter the creature-bait market, the artificial lure manufacturer really put the Kreature into it in 2004.Read More...
November 24, 2004 at 11:29 am

Smart anglers fishing Knuckle-Heads

Creek Chub’s first new product in 20 years was worth the wait.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 12:30 pm

Weightless Wonder

The lure plopped lightly into the water next to some flooded brush, slowly falling toward the bottom.

The 5-inch piece of soft plastic didn’t fall vertically. Instead, it remained horizontal, fading from sight at an agonizingly slow rate.Read More...
June 01, 2004 at 9:17 am

Active Currents

To a large contingent of bass anglers, any discussion of water current brings about equal parts anxiety and disgust.Read More...
May 31, 2004 at 1:24 pm

District Diamonds

If the drought defined the late 1990s, it looks like a dramatic recovery in the state’s bass fisheries will be the defining factor of the early 2000s.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 9:46 am

Crawfish Boil for Bass

Louisiana waters are some of the most diverse in all of North America. The entire southeastern U.S. ecosystem has been heralded for its diversity of life, even to the point of being called an “evolutionary laboratory.” Thousands of fish, insects, amphibians, vegetation and mammalian species rely on it and call it home.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 9:32 am

Ultralight for Ultra-action

Sometimes less is more, or maybe smaller is better. Many “serious” fishermen may overlook ultralight baits, but their tiny package should not be ignored because they tend to induce big-time action when the bite seems to virtually shut down. Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 3:34 pm