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Get Down On It — Extremely deep-diving crankbaits up the odds of catching deep summer bass

They’re big, they’re bad and they’re a handful to sling — those giant crankbaits that have exploded onto the bass-fishing scene over the past couple of years.

August 01, 2014 at 7:00 am

LDWF releases Florida largemouth bass stocking priority list for 2014

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plans to stock fewer but larger pure Florida largemouth bass fingerlings into waters across the state later this spring, a biologist said.

February 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

Minimum size limit for bass should be dropped on six lakes, LDWF says

Slot limits should be dropped on six lakes because the regulations aren’t producing larger bass — largely because of anglers’ refusal to harvest enough fish, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told Louisiana Sportsman.

January 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

LDWF adopts NOI to alter catfish regulations on Texas boundary waters

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent that would alter daily creel limit regulations for channel and blue catfish taken in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Caddo Lake and the Sabine River.

January 09, 2014 at 4:45 pm

New regulations now in effect for yo yos and trotlines on specified lakes, LDWF says

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding anglers that revised regulations are now in effect regarding the use of yo yos and trotlines on seven lakes across the state.

December 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

Mister Twister Flip’n OUT

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.

September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

Legislators address hunting and fishing issues during 2013 legislative session

Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its regular session in early June after debating dozens of bills related to hunting, fishing and the outdoors. A number of the proposals never made it through the process, having been voted down or pulled from consideration by lawmakers. Read More...
June 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Apply now for alligator lottery hunts

If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.Read More...
May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

House backs high-school bass fishing

The House Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that could lead to the establishment of competitive bass-fishing tournaments for Louisiana’s high schools.Read More...
May 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Dogged Determination — How to catch big Caddo Lake bass during the winter using Rat-L-Traps

Lipless crankbaits are not for the cowardly.

With all those exposed treble hooks, the faint-hearted have a hard time seeing past the snag waiting to happen.

On the other hand, the lion-hearted are able to look past potential pain and see the largemouth light at the end of the tunnel.

Therefore, the timid might as well find someplace else to fish during February rather than head to Caddo Lake.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Caddo guide adjusts to salvinia on a daily basis

The salvinia that has infested Caddo Lake has forced many bass anglers to adjust their approaches to fishing the lake.Read More...
February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

2013 Louisiana High School Fishing Championship to be held March 10

The 2013 Student Angler Federation Louisiana High School Fishing State Championship will be held on Caddo Lake on March 10, the Bass Federation announced.

“The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, along with the City of Shreveport, the City of Bossier City, the Caddo Parish Commission and the Bossier Parish Police Jury are excited to have partnered with The Bass Federation on the previous two state high school fishing state championships …,” said Kelly Wells, vice president of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. “We’re excited to be back once again on the world-famous Caddo Lake this year and partner with Earl Williamson Park and the Caddo Parish Commission and their staff.
January 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Giant salvinia forcing Caddo Lake anglers to change their game plan

Old dogs don’t learn new tricks.

This cliché reminds me of a bassin’ buddy with whom I fished Toledo Bend several years ago.

“If they don’t bite this jig, I ain’t gonna catch them,” he grumbled.

Unfortunately, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Anybody predicting they aren’t going to catch bass at Caddo Lake right now because of all the giant salvinia will be just as accurate in his or her assessment.Read More...
December 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

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April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Cold front grip loosens later in the day

Anglers who make an immediate and necessary change first thing in the morning after a cold front would be wise to not forget about what patterns were working well before the front blew through.Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

YUMbrella Rig

The newest wave of artificial lures has taken the fishing world by storm within the past few months.

YUM Bait Co. is glad to be in the middle of the tempest created by the introduction of multi-armed, literally and figuratively, umbrella rigs. Look at one, and you’ll see what looks like a spinnerbait head with five wires attached to the back of it, each ending with a barrel swivel and a snap swivel to affix a soft plastic of some sort imbedded on a hook.Read More...
February 01, 2012 at 7:00 am