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Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

The Super Sally

One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
January 15 at 9:00am
Chad Wiley works to land one of the bass that crushed his jig at the edge of the reed beds in Black River Lake.

Always bet on Black

Even in tough wintertime conditions, Black River Lake in central Louisiana can deliver bass — if you crack the code.
January 01 at 7:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
Needle nose and split ring pliers are invaluable for hook change operations.

Tools and tactics

November 15, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 9:00am
Football jigs are one of the favorites for probing creek ditches.

Carolina concepts

October 15, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 8:44am