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Needle nose and split ring pliers are invaluable for hook change operations.

Tools and tactics

November 15 at 6:00am
The unique action that balsa creates proves irresistible to bass in shallow or deep scenarios.

Bettin’ on balsa - Benefits of balsa crankbaits to catch bass

Natural wood crankbaits should definitely have a place in your lure arsenal. Keep these tips in mind to boat more bass this fall.
November 01 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin VanDam likes to add one hook while removing another simultaneously.

Hooking it up - How to change hard bait hooks

Changing the factory hooks on your hard baits is an easy way to tweak your lure’s performance — and put more bass in the box.
November 01 at 7:00am
New Iberia's Caleb Sumrall earned a slot in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series by winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Lake Hartwell over the weekend.

Sumrall earns coveted 2018 Bassmaster Classic berth

New Iberia angler wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, vows to fish 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series
October 23 at 11:31am
Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
October 15 at 9:00am
Football jigs are one of the favorites for probing creek ditches.

Carolina concepts

October 15 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff

Video: How to catch more fish with Rat-L-Traps

Alter lure for use around hard structure
October 05 at 9:15am
Rat-L-Trap's Wes Higgins caught this hefty redfish by working a StutterStep over a shallow, milfoil-covered mud flat in the Wagon Wheel in Venice.

High water doesn't slow Venice redfish bite

Focus on shallow flats after days of high winds
October 02 at 6:19pm
Small ditches off a larger creek can be highly productive.

‘Digging’ the ditches

Locating the travel lanes bass use each fall isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. But if you can figure out where they’re moving and gathering, you’re in business.
October 01 at 7:00am
Daybreak often sees a flurry of feeding, so look for the bait-gathering spots.

All about that bait

Pro tips for targeting bass this fall
October 01 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney wrapped up Season 5 of the hunting and fishing show featuring all the outdoor action the Bayou State has to offer. Every episode is now available online at LouisianaSportsman.com.

Season 5 of Sportsman TV now available online

Check out every episode of Hackney’s fishing and hunting adventures — on your schedule
September 20 at 8:44am
There’s a frog for every situation, whether bass are feeding on amphibians or finfish on top.

Maximize your frog’s mat mayhem

Make your frogs more effective by targeting your casts
September 01 at 7:00am
Pegging a worm weight is easy with tailor-made pegs. Slide your line into the loop at the end of the peg loop. Grab a peg and slide it onto your line. Thread your weight on then slide the peg back to the top of the weight and you’re ready to go.

“Pick” your peg

August 15 at 7:00am