Bass Fishing

If you’re looking for the best time to be at Toledo Bend, you can’t go wrong from now through March.

The best month to catch TB toads

Data shows you should plan your March trip now
February 16 at 6:00am
South Carolina native Casey Ashley won the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, which will also be the site of the Classic in 2018.

2018 Bassmaster Classic returns to Lake Hartwell

Casey Ashley won 2015 event with a three day total of 50 pounds, 1 ounce
February 15 at 10:01am
The wooded point in the background extends hundreds of yards out into the lake as a submerged ridge. Hay grass, which crowns the top of the ridge, is visible in this photo.

Learning to bass fish on Toledo Bend

February 15 at 7:00am
Buxton will always begin by fishing the two points approaching a dead-end canal to find bass especially early in February during the prespawn.

Lake Verret’s bass quality

February 15 at 7:00am
Heavy weights aren’t only for plastics and jigs; Wiley fishes heavy spinnerbaits over deep grass and uses them to increase his casting distance during windy weather.

Heavy spinnerbaits work, too

February 15 at 7:00am
This is one of Brett Preuett’s 10-pounders from Caney Lake.

Caney Lake largemouths on the prowl

February 07 at 2:46pm
Bill McCarty knows the Shell Cuts in the lower Atchafalaya Basin load up with bass each spring.

Shell Cuts offer quality fishing

Dead-end canals could be stacked with bass
February 02 at 4:18pm
Dusty Anders says that he works only to get more money for fishing and hunting.

Carolina on his mind — How to Carolina-rig Toldeo Bend

If you’re looking to catch more bass at Toledo Bend, this angler said there’s one rig that will produce day in, day out. And it’ll catch numbers or big fish — all you have to do is know how to adjust.
February 01 at 7:00am
Scott Buxton flips or pitches Texas-rigged Tightlines UV-Craws for good fish in February and March.

Verret virtuoso — How to catch Lake Verret’s spawning bass

The Lake Verret system warms up early, ushering in spawning activity by the areas bass. Learn how this veteran tournament angler methodically works these waters to build heavy stringers.
February 01 at 7:00am
Chad Wiley loves heavy weights because they are loud, obnoxious, and in-your-face enough to make bass bite even when they don’t want to.

Heavy metal — Go big to force bass to bite

You have to finesse the bass to bite when winter is in it’s last throes, right? Not according to this Bassmaster pro, who said you can get bigger bites quicker by using heavy weights.
February 01 at 7:00am
LiveTarget's new Swimbait Series features some magnum-sized lures perfect for targeting big bass at Toledo Bend.

LiveTarget's Swimbait Series looks just like live bait

Factory-rigged with extra wide-gap hook and species-specific oscillating tails
January 24 at 1:54pm