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Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney wrapped up Season 5 of the hunting and fishing show featuring all the outdoor action the Bayou State has to offer. Every episode is now available online at LouisianaSportsman.com.

Season 5 of Sportsman TV now available online

Check out every episode of Hackney’s fishing and hunting adventures — on your schedule
September 20 at 8:44am
There’s a frog for every situation, whether bass are feeding on amphibians or finfish on top.

Maximize your frog’s mat mayhem

Make your frogs more effective by targeting your casts
September 01 at 7:00am
Pegging a worm weight is easy with tailor-made pegs. Slide your line into the loop at the end of the peg loop. Grab a peg and slide it onto your line. Thread your weight on then slide the peg back to the top of the weight and you’re ready to go.

“Pick” your peg

August 15 at 7:00am
The Paycheck Baits Nose Job gives any worm or swimbait a different action.

Give your plastics a nose job

A more erratic action can spur bites from more fish
August 14 at 10:49am
Louisiana waters will be off limits to Elite Series anglers at next spring's event on the Sabine River because of uncertainty over public access and lack of clear signage alerting anglers to private property, according to Bassmaster.

Louisiana waters off limits for 2018 Sabine Elite Series tournament

No tournaments will be scheduled in Atchafalaya Basin for same reason, B.A.S.S. says
August 11 at 10:12am
Kevin VanDam is fond of Texas rigging a big worm for summer use, but he’ll reach beyond the ribbon and curl tail styles and put the chunky Strike King Bull Worm into duty.

Long, lanky and in-demand

Summertime is the right time to throw big worms
August 01 at 7:00am
Florida's Capt. Joshua Lim shows off a 25 ½-inch, 6-pound speckled trout caught Sunday in Pensacola Bay with a Matrix Shad rigged as a shrimp imitation twitchbait.

How to turn a Matrix Shad into a shrimp-imitation twitchbait

Florida guide creates video detailing steps for line-through rig
July 31 at 3:07pm
The 2018 Bassmaster Elite schedule features a first-ever stop on Lake Oahe out of Pierre, S.D. - which could be extra-interesting with the new

2018 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule released

Includes a mix of new and familiar fisheries
July 10 at 1:11pm
Veteran bass angler Paul Sparacino with a hawg caught at Toledo Bend in April.

Bassin’ at the Bend

Conditions look right for schooling bass
July 01 at 10:14am
Toledo Bend slipped from No. 1 to No. 4 in Central Region in Bassmaster Magazine's 100 Best Bass Lakes for 2017. Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota claimed the top spot for the first time.

Toledo Bend drops in Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes for 2017

Minnesota’s smallmouth spot Mille Lacs leaps to No. 1
June 29 at 10:59am
Californian ‘Bub’ Tosh caught this nice bass on a Sanshouo soft plastic last year during a bass tournament in Japan. He finished seventh in the BATNET Classic.

The Sanshouo

There’s no wrong way to fish this salamander lookalike
June 15 at 9:00am
Pausing a frog over an obvious “blow-up hole” is a good way to tempt another strike from an active area.

Pro-Grade Frog Tips

Working hollow-bodied frogs like the best
June 01 at 7:00am