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New Iberia Bassmaster Elite Series pro Caleb Sumrall (left) and Kajun Boss Outdoors' Marcus Curry put together a nice stringer of bass this week by targeting post-spawn fish.

Basin bass already moving to post-spawn pattern

Another wave of spawners waiting to move up, Sumrall says
3 hours ago
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
The Atchafalaya Basin water levels are at rock bottom, but bass are already in very shallow stained water readying for the first wave of the spring spawn.

Basin low, bass gearing up for spawn

Water temps approaching magic number
January 27 at 9:40am
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, 2017 at 9:00am
Landing choupique involved brutally yanking them from the water and launching them overhead.

So where do you hunt for choupique?

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at 11:24am

Two missing boaters survive long night in Atchafalaya Basin

Stump sinks boat near Bayou Long Wednesday morning, LDWF says
June 22, 2017 at 3:39pm

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June 15, 2017 at 7:00am