Bass Fishing

Jacob Shoopman of New Iberia caught this 3.2-pound bass in an evening tournament Aug. 9 on a buzzbait in the Atchafalaya Basin. He says buzzbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs should be very effective in September.

Bassin’ at the Basin

Action dictated by Atchafalaya River levels
Yesterday at 6:10pm
Anything unusual in a field of matted grass is worth your attention.

Frog fishing tackle

Make sure your gear is up to snuff
September 15 at 7:00am
Ott DeFoe likes grass edges in low-light conditions.

Best topwater frogs for different applications

There’s no one frog for everything, so choose wisely
September 15 at 7:00am

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08 at 9:50am
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
Water is roaring through the Toledo Bend dam as remnants of Hurricane Harvey flooded the lake. Two nearby reservoir dams also are threatened by massive runoff.

Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

More water released from Toledo Bend, flooding downstream residents
August 31 at 10:11am
Adam Cook (right) and his uncle Kurt Cook have been pounding on the bass population in Bayou Black recently.

Bayou Black giving up lots of bass

Fish aren't huge, but numbers of bites provide plenty of action
August 22 at 10:16am
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
Although it might seem counterintuitive, using dark colors is your best bet for success at night.

Cajun Lures: A lure innovator

August 15 at 7:00am
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
Stacy Bourgeois of Paulina made a morning run to Toledo Bend with her husband, Lyle Bourgeois, to catch some bass. This was the biggest of the day.

School is in session

Use topwaters to put schoolin’ bass in the boat
August 01 at 2:57pm
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
Night fishing isn’t restricted to pitching lures in the dark. This fish came from a well-lit dock.

Night moves - Night Fishing primer

Avoid the heat and traffic and bust| |bigger bass in the process.
August 01 at 7:00am