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Bass action is heating up for the spring, and there’s no more exciting way to catch them than on topwaters. Chugging lures and frogs worked near stumps, weedlines or lily pads bring explosive strikes from feisty bass.

Kayak tourney news

March 15 at 8:00am
Rickey Lee delivers his lures with pinpoint accuracy using smooth underhand casts.

Bistineau bigmouths

Lake Bistineau in Northwest Louisiana is home to some lunker bass, and unfortunately, lots of salvinia, too. Here’s how one local angler fishes the first half of the year — and deals with the weedy pest.
February 01 at 7:00am
Caddo Lake has large numbers of permanent “private” blinds. The posts driven in a circle in front of the blind were part of a fence used to attempt to keep floating salvinia from obscuring the hunters’ decoys.

Caddo as a duck lake

January 15 at 7:00am
When traveling with their boat on plane, hunters must travel in narrow, but marked, boat roads because of the risk from submerged tree stumps. The marker pilings are placed on the left side of each road as a boat travels upstream.

Caddo Lake has some challenges

January 15 at 7:00am
Floating blinds offer the advantage of being able to be moved to areas of high waterfowl usage — and to avoid competition with permanent blinds.

The skinny on Lake Caddo

January 15 at 7:00am
Most of the duck hunting in the lake is done in areas with trees.

Ducking Caddo

|This cypress-filled gem on the Louisiana-Texas |border offers up some great waterfowl hunting — |but knowing some of its idiosyncrasies beforehand |will up your odds of bagging a limit.|
January 01 at 7:00am
During January’s annual aerial survey when hunters are in their blinds, Reynolds said he can spot spinning-wing decoys like this King Mallard from Mojo Outdoors from long distances in the plane — and from the air, they really do look like ducks flapping t

Reynolds’ season-opening decoy set

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Some of the best locations in Louisiana to catch bull reds this time of year are the passes at Grand Isle. This one was tricked with cut bait on the bottom in Caminada Pass.

September’s best kayaking bets

September 15, 2017 at 9:00am
Nick LeBrun shows what you can catch targeting trees in June on Caddo.

Target cypress trees for big Caddo Lake bass

Stick and move to put more fish in the boat, angler says
June 20, 2017 at 10:20am
Paul Keith with a bulky Caddo bass.

Effective May patterns for Caddo Lake

May 04, 2017 at 2:29pm
Green often fishes the lake when it is so rough that he has difficulty standing on the bouncing deck of his boat.

Forrest Green is a fishing fool

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Mike McNerlin hangs a nice crappie after trolling over the edge of a creek channel.

Follow the bait

August 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Mike McNerlin (left) and Greg Hammett with some of the 37 crappie they caught in one morning of cranking.

Crank it up — How to catch crappie trolling crankbaits

The key to summertime crappie fishing is catching your limit and getting off the water before the blast furnace really kicks in. And this angler knows just how to make that happen.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct a lottery to award alligator tags to the general public later this summer. Applications for the lottery must be postmarked by July 5, 2015, to be eligible for the random drawing.

LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

Applications must be submitted by July 15; hunts will be conducted Aug. 26 - Oct. 1
May 13, 2015 at 3:29pm