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Bass anglers Derward Maudlin and Mike Damron won a tournament with 20.36 pounds this year, including a 5.96-pound lunker caught on a Delta Lures buzzbait.

Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

Anodized blades provide unique sound
November 15 at 9:00am
Jacob Shoopman of New Iberia caught this 3.2-pound bass in an evening tournament Aug. 9 on a buzzbait in the Atchafalaya Basin. He says buzzbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs should be very effective in September.

Bassin’ at the Basin

Action dictated by Atchafalaya River levels
September 19 at 6:10pm
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
Don’t underestimate the importance of preseason scouting to look for different hunting areas.

2017-18 WMA Forecast

A look at the public-land hunting for this year
September 01 at 7:00am
Allen Crawford helped bag more than 130 bream in the Basin Monday by using a jig pole and crickets, and working the banks.

Basin bream are swarming

Covering water until beds are located results in big catches
August 15 at 2:54pm
Louisiana waters will be off limits to Elite Series anglers at next spring's event on the Sabine River because of uncertainty over public access and lack of clear signage alerting anglers to private property, according to Bassmaster.

Louisiana waters off limits for 2018 Sabine Elite Series tournament

No tournaments will be scheduled in Atchafalaya Basin for same reason, B.A.S.S. says
August 11 at 10:12am
Barbara Ducote reeled in this South American spotted shovelnose catfish while fishing in the Atchafalaya River earlier this month north of Melville. The LDWF suspects the fish was likely a pet released by its owner.

Amazon catfish caught in Atchafalaya River

2-pound specimen likely a pet that was released, LDWF biologist says
July 20 at 11:24am

Two missing boaters survive long night in Atchafalaya Basin

Stump sinks boat near Bayou Long Wednesday morning, LDWF says
June 22 at 3:39pm

Tippets

June 15 at 7:00am
Morgan City High School Principal Mickey Fabre proudly holds out a chunky chinquapin he caught while fishing with Bill McCarty in the Atchafalaya Basin at Flat Lake near Morgan City.

The chinquapin run

Flat Lake fishing takes off this month
June 01 at 5:08pm
The Dogleg Canal off of Lake Fausse Pointe is a popular canal that local anglers frequent. It produces good catches of bass during the spring and early summer.

Sizing things up on Lake Fausse Pointe

Local stick shares hot spots for success
June 01 at 7:00am
In 2016, Jesse Langlois made quick work of this swamp gobbler. He drifted with the current of the Atchafalaya River and honed in on the turkey after hearing far off gobbling.

Stealth mode — The No. 1 Atchafalaya Basin turkey hunting tactic

Accessing the turkey woods by boat offers a stealthy approach and an escape from the crowds — and is the perfect solution for tracking down Atchafalaya Basin gobblers.
April 01 at 7:00am