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Larger surplus brood stock Florida bass are released in Nantachie Lake on Monday. Fingerlings released later this spring as part of the state's annual stocking program will be about 2 inches long, or about double the size previously released. LDWF releases Florida largemouth bass stocking priority list for 2014
11057 Views - Posted: February 25 at 10:04 am

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.

Slot limits on six Louisiana lakes designed to produce lunkers like this one caught at Chicot Lake by user Minimum size limit for bass should be dropped on six lakes, LDWF says
39275 Views - Posted: January 10 at 11:53 am

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.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries filed a notice of intent that would alter the daily creel limit regulations for channel and blue catfish in Texas boundary waters by allowing five fish over 30 inches in total length. LDWF adopts NOI to alter catfish regulations on Texas boundary waters
3784 Views - Posted: January 09 at 4:45 pm

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.

New regulations now in effect for yo yos and trotlines on specified lakes, LDWF says New regulations now in effect for yo yos and trotlines on specified lakes, LDWF says
5105 Views - Posted: December 21, 2013 at 10:00 am

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.

The Flip’n OUT will tempt big bass, as some tournament anglers testing prototypes learned. Mister Twister Flip’n OUT
4948 Views - Posted: September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

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.

Legislation approved this session included offering hunting licenses for non-resident high-schoolers at reduced rates and allowing game and fish to be donated to Hunters for the Hungry. Legislators address hunting and fishing issues during 2013 legislative session
5702 Views - Posted: June 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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.

The 2013 lottery alligator harvests will be conducted between Aug. 28 and Oct. 3. Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
6891 Views - Posted: May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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.

If the Louisiana High School Athletic Association listens to the Legislature, bass fishing could be established as one of the sports offered in high schools across the state. House backs high-school bass fishing
3663 Views - Posted: May 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm
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.

Since he knows a lipless crankbait is capable of producing giant bass, Havard typically throws one all day long. Dogged Determination — How to catch big Caddo Lake bass during the winter using Rat-L-Traps
1704 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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.

Caddo guide Paul Keith has found that the salvinia forces him to adjust how he fishes the lake on a daily basis. Caddo guide adjusts to salvinia on a daily basis
1409 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
The salvinia that has infested Caddo Lake has forced many bass anglers to adjust their approaches to fishing the lake.

2013 Louisiana High School Fishing Championship to be held March 10 2013 Louisiana High School Fishing Championship to be held March 10
3220 Views - Posted: January 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm
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.

Caddo Lake bass anglers will have to search for pockets of open water to pick up a fish or two. Giant salvinia forcing Caddo Lake anglers to change their game plan
4121 Views - Posted: December 20, 2012 at 6:30 am
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.

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1632 Views - Posted: April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Kenny Covington says one mistake he sees anglers making is that they retreat too far back out into the main lake after a cold front hits. Cold front grip loosens later in the day
1574 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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.

The YUMbrella Rig has tremendous potential in Louisiana. YUMbrella Rig
7494 Views - Posted: February 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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.

On Sept. 1, fishing regulations will become consistent on waters straddling the Louisiana-Texas border. Fishing regs change Sept. 1 on waters along Texas border
6461 Views - Posted: August 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Fishing regulations on the waters running along the Louisiana-Texas border change Sept. 1 to make size restrictions and daily bags consistent, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

The regulations, which cover the Sabine River, Toledo Bend and Caddo Lake, mean anglers on those waters no longer have to keep up with two separate sets of rules.