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Chris Clement, of Bastrop, caught this giant largemouth bass on Sunday, Feb. 18, during a Media Bass tournament on Lake Claiborne. After weighing-in the 12.79-pounder, Clement released the fish back into the lake.

Lake Claiborne gives up 12-pound-plus hawg

Clement catches, releases potential lake record largemouth
February 22 at 6:01pm
Randy Tucker shows a keeper bluegill that will be coming home for supper.

Bed time for bream!

June offers fishermen “lights out” fishing action!
June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Many of Louisiana’s fisheries are ripe with bass, and days on the water make fantastic memories.

Take on the Louisiana Bass Trail

Explore our state’s bass waters and win prizes
June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Being successful fishing channel holes means being at the right spot at the right time when bass decide to move up and eat.

Proper channels

Although channel bends can be difficult to locate, doing so can pay huge dividends.
May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Big crawfish-colored crankbaits work on the Red River and most north Louisiana lakes this time of year.

Keys to North Louisiana lunker bass

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Sontus has his SWAT team gear to capture big bass down to a science, including the Huk clothes he wears.

Arresting approach — Fishing tips for North Louisiana’s top bass-fishing lakes

While other anglers are catching bass after bass, this Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputy is focused on five fish a day. And that’s given him the inside track on how to catch lunkers.
April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Watermelon is one of Kenny Covington’s standard colors no matter where he fishes.

Color run — How to choose the right bass-fishing lure color

The old debate about effective colors still rages in the bass-fishing community, but this angler said there’s a way to cut through the arguing and make informed decisions.
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
With the first slight cooling temps of fall, Claiborne crappie start to fatten up for the winter.

Crappie tops — Tips for September crappie fishing on Lake Claiborne

Lake Claiborne is full of crappie, and this die-hard angler knows all you need to catch them this month are good electronics and the right tactics. Here are his tips for success.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Sid Havard with two big Claiborne largemouths.

Put Lake Claiborne back on your radar

Staying near deeper water this month key for bass bite
June 27, 2016 at 3:57pm
Cypress Lake Reservoir and Black Bayou Reservoir near Benton are two of Mark Weldon’s favorite crappie lakes.

Where’s Waldo? — Tips from a crappie expert

If you’re looking for this die-hard North Louisiana angler, it’s a safe bet he’s on the water chasing crappie. Here’s a look at how he learned to catch more perch.
June 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Pictured with his second —and biggest — buck this month, Dan Durrett dropped this 9-point with a 300-yard shot in Lincoln Parish. The deer green-scored 146 6/8 inches B&C.

Simsboro hunter downs two big bucks totaling almost 300 inches in 10 days

Durrett drops 9-point, then 10-point in Lincoln Parish this month
December 21, 2015 at 5:57pm
The father and son duo of David and Steve White show the proof that crankin’ and planin’ catch crappie.

A planer approach — How to use planer boards and big crankbaits for crappie fishing

Think spider-rigging for crappie is high-tech? Then you’ll be blown away by the new-age tactic of using planer boards and big crank baits to dredge up finicky panfish.
September 01, 2015 at 7:00am