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These two 4-pounders were part of 14 bass that Darold Gleason  caught in 18 feet of water off one spot early in the morning.

Goin’ deep at the Bend

Depending on what type of weather Mother Nature has in store in the coming months, largemouth bass at Toledo Bend might stay somewhat shallow — or they could head for deep water. Guide Darold Gleason, who’s caught more than his share of lunkers, will trac
December 01 at 7:00am
This fat Mermentau River bass was taken near the landing under the bridge by Aaron Pousson. The area near the bridge will hold bass because numerous tournaments release bass at the landing there.

The murky Mermentau

Don’t let the chocolate-colored waters fool you. Another warm winter could mean plentiful bass amongst the cypresses, cuts and drains of this Acadia Parish river this December.
December 01 at 7:00am
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
Like many others, Ken Chaumont is at loss to explain why Calcasieu Lake speckled trout are smaller than they used to be.

The forging of a fishing giant

October 15 at 7:00am
Seth Chataignier, 10, caught and released this 7-pound, 4-ounce bass at Toledo Bend fishing on a watermelon red Havoc Crawfatty out of Pirate’s Cove Marina.

Take advantage of less pressure at Toledo Bend

Cooler water brings big bass shallow
October 02 at 10:29am
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
A well-placed spread pushed at a slow pace is the recipe for crappie bites.

Trolling the transition - Can’t miss September crappie tips

As shad make their way farther into creeks and coves, you can bet crappie will be right behind them. Here’s what you need to know to load up on some slabs this fall.
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
This slab crappie inhaled a Cajun Lures’ Slim Jimmy.

Slim Jimmys

This bait’s tail action entices sac-a-lait to bite
September 13 at 5:20am
Paul Theriot of St. Francisville had a successful trip to Toledo Bend with his son Adam. The pair caught sac-a-lait, catfish and bass on the family outing.

The sweet and sour of September

Fishing at Toledo Bend this month is somewhat up in the air
September 01 at 11:23am
Toledo Bend’s crappie fishing is beginning to challenge in popularity the lake’s legendary fish fishing.

Crappie sniper

September 01 at 7:00am
Water is roaring through the Toledo Bend dam as remnants of Hurricane Harvey flooded the lake. Two nearby reservoir dams also are threatened by massive runoff.

Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

More water released from Toledo Bend, flooding downstream residents
August 31 at 10:11am