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The last time Elite Series anglers visited Toledo Bend, Brent Chapman was victorious in 2012. Bassmaster Elite Series scheduled to return to Toledo Bend in 2014
4449 Views - Posted: September 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

The Bassmaster Elite Series will return to Toledo Bend Reservoir next May on the fourth stop of the 2014 tournament schedule.

The Flip’n OUT will tempt big bass, as some tournament anglers testing prototypes learned. Mister Twister Flip’n OUT
4966 Views - Posted: September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

Louisiana born and bred Mister Twister Flip’n OUTs, the latest in soft plastic creature baits, were scheduled to go on the market the first week of August.

In the cypress/tupelo waters south of I-10, bass hit shrimp imitation baits like the VuDu. Sabine Surrender — Sabine River bass fishing tactics
2039 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

In the corner of his eye, Lake Charles’ Ken Chaumont spied what he was looking for. On a weedy point on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River across from Orange, Texxas, balls of “rain shad,” as he called them, were erupting from the water.

Bass Kandi’s Croaker is the latest in the fake frog offerings. Bass Kandi Croaker
3935 Views - Posted: August 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

With the very large number of plastic frogs on the racks and shelves for bass fishermen to choose from, who would’ve thunk to add another one to the mix?

With good friend and charter fishing guide Junior Mendoza at the helm, the two men head deep into a Plaquemines Parish marsh for a morning of fishing. Outspoken Journalist
1348 Views - Posted: July 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Bob Marshall has never been professionally bashful. Some loved him for it; some, well, didn’t love him so much for it.

Toledo in the Summertime Toledo in the Summertime  Video Included
5197 Views - Posted: July 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

After placing 4th at in a Bassmaster Elite Series event at Toledo Bend in the summer of 2012, Greg wanted to get back to the reservoir this summer to do some more deep grass fishing for chunky bass.

Topwaters may offer high-pitched rattling or low-frequency knocking sounds. Tantalizing Topwaters — How to maximize fishing odds with surface baits
1453 Views - Posted: July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
So I’m sitting in the middle of the lake with Bassmaster Elite Series pro Terry Scroggins as he chats boat-to-boat with a fellow tournament pro, when the telltale flipping, splashing and ravenous commotion signalled schooling bass even before we turned our heads for visual confirmation.

Hollow body frogs do a great job of sliding and walking across grass beds and tempting bass below. Hop to it
1288 Views - Posted: May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Is there anything more dazzling, spectacular or spellbinding in the bass fishing world than a big mossback monster blowing up on a topwater frog? It’s kind of like fishing’s Jack in the Box — can you hear that tune in your head? Da-da, da-da, da-da-da-da-da (“Pop Goes the Weasel,” if you need to Google it).

For extra motion, rig a swimming tail like the Gambler Big EZ for your chatterbait trailer. Swimming plastics
1379 Views - Posted: May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Streamlined swimbaits like the Berkley Havoc Grass Pig, Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper, Yum Lil’ Suzee and Yamamoto Swim Senko offer a lot of versatility for grass fishing.

When bass push deep under matted vegetation, punching is a good way to reach them. Guided through the grass
1394 Views - Posted: May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
At the Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Okla., the Fan Expo saw TWA Sports introduce an interesting new product with strong potential to benefit anglers fishing grassy areas.

Want to load the boat this month with chunky Toledo Bend bream? The fish can’t resist a technique best known among bass anglers. Get the Drop - Fill the boat with this bream-fishing technique
4006 Views - Posted: May 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
The day started out, well, rough. I hadn't slept well at all, and then I lost an altercation with a coffee cup. I was left teary-eyed as the hot liquid dripped out of my close-cropped hair and down my face.

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stephen Browning of Arkansas came from way back to win the 2013 Central Open stop on the Red River. Browning wins Central Open event on Red River to earn 2014 Bassmaster Classic berth
2937 Views - Posted: April 30, 2013 at 9:43 am
Arkansas’ Stephen Browning jumped from 12th to first during the Bassmaster Central Open stop on the Red River this weekend, claiming the top prize and — even more importantly — a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

Stephen Mitchell prefers orange-bellies on the topwater lures that he uses. Heart Attack — How to get heart-stopping strikes from Lake Larto bass
1981 Views - Posted: April 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

No matter how ready you think you are, a smashing attack on a topwater plug by an aggressive springtime largemouth bass will make your heart stop.


And it wasn’t even my chugger that the fish whacked.

Everything was perfect for a topwater bite. It was early April, and the warmth of spring was in the air. The sky was overcast, so the bass didn’t want to stay in the weeds to avoid the glare. And the water level was A-1 — about 8 inches over the dense beds of water plants in the small lakes and sloughs around Larto Lake.

Texas pro Keith Combs held off long-time B.A.S.S. angler Rick Clunn to win the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Falcon Lake this weekend. Combs wins Falcon Lake Elite Series stop
3505 Views - Posted: March 26, 2013 at 9:30 am
Texas pro angler Keith Combs locked up his first Bassmaster Elite Series win yesterday after holding off four-time Bassmaster Classic champion Rick Clunn during the event on Falcon Lake.

Arizona's Dean Rojas jumped back into the lead of the Sabine River Bassmaster Elite Series event, with only one day of fishing remaining. Rojas regains Elite Series lead after third day of Sabine River tournament
2614 Views - Posted: March 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm
Saturday morning, Dean Rojas felt like his game was dying, that perhaps his chance of victory in the Sabine River Challenge presented by STARK Cultural Venues was slipping through his fingers.

Ryan Young (left) and Luke Billiu put together 18.23 pounds in the Lake Verret area to take lead of the 2013 Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship after the first day of competition. Billiu, Young lead Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship after first day
4498 Views - Posted: March 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm
Conditions were clear and calm for the first couple of hours of the Skeeter-Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship, and then the wind began wailing out of the south.

But the stiff breeze didn’t worry Luke Billiu of Houma and Des Allemands’ Ryan Young, who put together 18.23 pounds to take the lead going into tomorrow’s final round of fishing.