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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 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 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
Kay Turner, of Ruston, shows off the 12-pound largemouth bass she caught on March 30 on Lake Claiborne using a crawfish-colored Rogue jerkbait.

Ruston angler nabs Lake Claiborne lunker

Turner uses crawfish-colored jerkbait to land 12-pound hammer
April 06, 2015 at 3:30pm
Jay Stone shows the bottom two 1/16-ounce jigs and two-ounce bell weight on a “kitchen sink” rig.

How to build a kitchen sink rig

March 15, 2015 at 8:00am
If you want to get stripers on the line, there’s no better rig than a good spinning reel, a fast-tip graphite spinning rod and a white Rooster Tail spinner.

Best gear

August 15, 2014 at 7:00am
John Jeffcoat, a regular fishing partner of Donny Hood’s, shows off an 8-pound rod bender.

Four seasons of Claiborne stripers

August 15, 2014 at 7:00am
Port Au Prince has been on the lake since 1966 and features heaps of whole or filet catfish.

Eat, sleep, fish

August 15, 2014 at 7:00am
While they aren’t as good to eat as smaller stripers, just one like this lunker makes an afternoon trip chasing Claiborne striped bass worthwhile.

History of Claiborne stripers

August 15, 2014 at 7:00am