|Falling Red River produces in June
4008 Views - Posted: June 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm
The bass fishing on the Red River in Alexandria generally will start turning on in June, depending on the water level. The river still may be flooded this month, but under stable or falling conditions, a number of the bass will begin moving out to the remaining part of the river. In June, I prefer to run to the cuts and the riprap out on the main river and catch the bass on a crankbait or flip wood in the main river.
|Lunkers at Larto Lake in May
5557 Views - Posted: May 02, 2011 at 8:43 pm
Larto Lake, located south of Vidalia in Catahoula Parish, is an old Mississippi oxbow lake. I like to fish here because I can stay at the Honey Brake Lodge near Jonesville, one of the best duck-hunting spots in the nation. At this lake, you can combine a duck-hunting trip with a great bass or crappie-fishing trip in the winter.
|Fish Toledo Bend in April for spawning bass
4637 Views - Posted: April 01, 2011 at 11:55 am
I’ve picked Toledo Bend for April, because I’m competing in a Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament there this month, and I hope to place in the money. BASS has selected Toledo Bend for a tournament in April because this reservoir will be producing numbers of bass this month.
|Bet your bones on D’Arbonne during March
2666 Views - Posted: March 04, 2011 at 7:11 am
Lake D’Arbonne, located a little northwest of Monroe, is a productive place to catch really big bass this month, although the lake yields nice bass year-round. March is probably the best month to fish this lake because the bass are either in the pre-spawn or the spawning mode, and will be moving into the backwater creeks.
|Bet on Bayou Black for January bass
4959 Views - Posted: December 29, 2010 at 6:48 am
Bayou Black, located 15 minutes south of Houma off Highway 90, is one of the southernmost places to catch bass in the state. In January, central and northern Louisiana generally have cold weather. However, near the Bayou Black area, the weather may be just seasonally mild.
|Caney Lake has all you need for a Merry Christmas
5045 Views - Posted: December 01, 2010 at 2:49 pm
No, you won’t find the lunker largemouth you’ve dreamed about under your Christmas tree, but you just may find it at Caney Lake, which is known for its double-digit bass.
|Chicot is great park with even better bass
3527 Views - Posted: November 01, 2010 at 10:46 am
Ville Platte’s Lake Chicot sits on the border of the delta and the hill land. One side of the lake has a bluff bank, and the other side is as flat as the bottom of a cast-iron skillet. Chicot has numbers of cypress trees, so don’t try to get your boat up on plane there.
|It’s time to hit the cooling oxbows
2293 Views - Posted: October 01, 2010 at 10:40 am
In North Louisiana during October, the weather will start to cool off. The bass will get into their fall mode more quickly than they do in South Louisiana because they’ll start to feel winter approaching.
|Cataouatche bass get predictable in September
2994 Views - Posted: September 01, 2010 at 2:41 pm
One of the reasons Cataouatche is my lake of choice during September is because the bass are very dependable there during this time.
|Venice shines in August — hopefully not from oil
1894 Views - Posted: August 02, 2010 at 11:53 am
During the extremely hot weather this month, I’ll go to Venice, where the water’s always moving, which causes the bass to bite. For an enjoyable day of fishing and an easy day of catching, Venice will be the most-productive place to fish this month.
|July is Basin bass time
3348 Views - Posted: June 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm
Generally, by July, the Mississippi River will have started falling, which causes the water in the Atchafalaya River to begin falling. During the spring, the water will be high, and the bass hard to find because of the numbers of canals, natural bayous and lakes throughout the Atchafalaya Basin.
|Red is certainly not dead
1923 Views - Posted: June 01, 2010 at 4:14 pm
This month, I’ll return to the Red River at Shreveport to fish for bass. Generally in June, the river begins to go down and stabilize, and the bass start their summertime pattern. The water’s warm, the bass will be active and the spawn has ended. The bass are hungry and starting to feed up to replace the body mass they’ve lost during the spawn.
|Rage on the Red River
3354 Views - Posted: April 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm
May’s an excellent month to fish the Red River because the bass have finished their spawn and are starting to move from the bank out to deeper water. But they’re not all the way to the deep places where they tend to hold in the summertime.
|Spinnerbait, crankbait deliver on D’Arbonne
3337 Views - Posted: March 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm
I enjoy fishing Lake D’Arbonne near West Monroe. During April, some of the bass at D’Arbonne still will be bedding. To catch the most and the biggest bass at D’Arbonne in April, watch for the shad spawn. Usually at some time from the middle to the latter part of this month, the baitfish will spawn on D’Arbonne’s cypress trees and stumps. So, I’ll fish shallow this month.
|Think outside box for Verret bass
3809 Views - Posted: March 01, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Most people are concerned about fishing for bass in the Atchafalaya Basin because the water can be up or down, it can be muddy or clear and it can change quickly. But I like to fish Lake Verret this month, and you also can get to Bayou Black from there. This area has lots of water to fish, so generally in March, you can find places to catch bass at Lake Verret.
|Chicot, Caney hold February’s brutes
5358 Views - Posted: February 01, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Most of my attention for the first of this month will be focused on fishing and winning the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala.
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