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Phillip Durio of Elton was just trying to catch one more keeper fish to eat when he hooked this 11.67-pound lunker bass from a dock at the end of a Toledo Bend trip.

Lenten dinner trip results in 11-pound bass

Elton angler was just trying to catch enough to eat when Toledo Bend toad struck
February 21 at 10:25am
Lafayette's Eric Arnold caught this 10.65-pound bass Feb. 17 while fishing the Patroon branch of Toledo Bend.

Toledo Bend 10-pounders stacking up

Arnold’s 10.65-pound bass leads the latest crop of Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program entries
February 20 at 4:43pm
Quiet, protected areas off main creeks will be popular spawning waters.

Maximum motion tempts prespawners

February 15 at 7:00am
When big bass move shoreward for the spawn, pitching heavily weighted plastics around trees, bushes and any cover is a good bet for picking off staging fish.

Lunker mentality

Spawning activity typically cranks up across Toledo Bend this month. Use–––– these tips to take advantage of some of the best bass fishing all year long.
February 01 at 7:00am
The proof is in the pudding, or rather in the ice chest for these lucky Saline-Larto crappie fishermen guided by Tony Fuqua.

High five

Details on a handful of the hottest crappie-producing spots in Louisiana — and tips for you to catch some slabs.
February 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
Dane Lyons, 9, shows off the redfish he caught while kayak fishing in Delacroix with his cousin Logan Anderson, and grandfather David Anderson.

December’s best bets

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
In design since 2010, LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig is available in three sizes, with two weights for each.

LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig

“Any water, any time and anywhere”
December 15, 2017 at 9:00am

LDWF aerial survey: December duck count at 3.02 million birds

Figure is double November’s estimate, but 16 percent below last December
December 14, 2017 at 6:27pm
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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 9:00am