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'Cajun Baby' leads 2017s first Elite Series event

Cliff Crochet takes slim lead in Cherokee Lake Bassmaster tournament
February 10 at 6:19am
One of Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s favorite February lures is a Rat-L-Trap, perfect for ripping through grass this month to catch Basin bass.

Cajun Baby’s Top 5 February Basin lures

Crochet shares thoughts on best wintertime fishing options
February 06 at 4:30pm
Scott Buxton flips or pitches Texas-rigged Tightlines UV-Craws for good fish in February and March.

Verret virtuoso — How to catch Lake Verret’s spawning bass

The Lake Verret system warms up early, ushering in spawning activity by the areas bass. Learn how this veteran tournament angler methodically works these waters to build heavy stringers.
February 01 at 7:00am
Dave Cavell (left) and Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament in the Atchafalaya Basin by banging vibrating jigs off stumps around main points.

Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Tournament winners say bass holding on points, stumps
January 18 at 5:36pm
Spotted bass add variety to the largemouth bass catch.

The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

A massive paper mill discharge wiped out the fishing on the Pearl River in 2011, but this picturesque maze of water has recovered. In fact, the bass fishing is probably better than it’s ever been. Here’s how to capitalize.
January 01 at 7:00am
Jonathan Cheely with his Atchafalaya Basin Buster 10-point shot two days after Christmas this past year.

Basin busters — Top deer-hunting tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

Killing deer in the Atchafalaya Basin is definitely a challenge, but these veteran hunters share their keys to success — both on private and public land.
January 01 at 7:00am
Joe Sadalis and his daughter Hannah were all smiles after boating a Halter’s Island redfish.

Halter’s Island redfish gang up

Atchafalaya Bay hotspot provides great action
December 22, 2016 at 4:04am
Bronson Strickland took this Texas buck in 2010.

Truth vs. Fiction — The truth behind several deer-hunting maxims

Every hunter has some maxims used to determine best times to be in the woods, but are these guidelines based on facts? These biologists share the truth behind some of the common beliefs.
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
A fishing trip will put a smile on your face and make the cares of life disappear. So make time to enjoy the outdoors as we move into a new year.

Get out and relax

Chaotic 2016 finally coming to an end
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet focused on 2-foot water in an old bayou in the lower Atchafalaya Basin to win the Central Open stop last week.

Crochet shares keys to Bassmaster Central Open victory

Pierre Part pro focused on shallow-water bite in lower Basin
November 03, 2016 at 10:22am
Cliff Crochet, the 'Cajun Baby' from Pierre Part, won the Bassmaster Central Open in the Atchafalaya Basin Saturday and qualified for the 2017 Classic.

Crochet wins Central Open, clinches Classic spot

‘Cajun Baby’ surges into top spot Saturday with 18-4 bag for first B.A.S.S. victory
October 30, 2016 at 8:32am
The Southern gray squirrel is the most commonly found subspecies of gray squirrels in Louisiana’s forests. This prolific subspecies sports a grayish-brown body with a white underside. The central portion of its bushy tail matches the body coloration with

Bayou boogie — Best WMAs and squirrel-hunting tips

Hunters across the state will be running for the woods this month in hopes of stocking up on squirrels for their camp stew pots. Here are some of the top public options, as well as tips on how to consistently fill your limits.
October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The first of two Central Opens in Louisiana over the next four weeks will be contested on the Red River starting Thursday. Next month, the final Central Open of the season will be held in the Atchafalaya Basin.

Louisiana to host two Central Open Series events in the next month

Two anglers could possibly punch their tickets to the 2017 Bassmaster Classic
September 27, 2016 at 12:45pm
A good food source can be the key for hunter success once the rut is over.

The 2016-17 Rut Report

Last year’s season was pretty tough, but that just means there bucks have had another year to grow antler mass. Now all you have to do is schedule your vacation days to be in the woods at the right time.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am