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Ken, left, and Devin Sherman will be hitting the road with Front to Back Boat Service's fisherman support team trailer. They will be on-site at many local tournaments with an inventory of parts and supplies to assist anglers with a variety of boat issues. Shermans taking boat services on the road to Bayou Segnette this Sunday
3697 Views - Posted: January 21 at 2:50 pm

Ken and Devin Sherman will be pulling a nice new rig to boat landings across South Louisiana starting this weekend, but don’t expect to see them out on the water any time soon.


Bass Kandi’s Croaker is the latest in the fake frog offerings. Bass Kandi Croaker
3919 Views - Posted: August 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

With the very large number of plastic frogs on the racks and shelves for bass fishermen to choose from, who would’ve thunk to add another one to the mix?


Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney finds big prespawners by pitching heavy jigs around the edges of grass lines. Prespawn Patrol ­— Tips for bass fishing success during the prespawn
4659 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
Pickles and ice cream, donuts with lots of sprinkles, Cheese Whiz and anything with chocolate — pregnancy cravings are a fact of life, for a soon-to-be mom eating for two (or more).

Expectant bass might not crave anything odd, but they’re all about packing their bellies for their forthcoming spawn. Learn where and how to locate these fish and you can, ahem, “expect” your own delivery of rod-bending fun.

First, consider the basics of where they’ll spawn. Creeks, coves, backwater canals. Pretty much any shallow habitat with good sunlight and some type of cover will do.

CWPPRA offers hope for future of coast
2223 Views - Posted: July 02, 2012 at 7:00 am
I have watched with sadness the rapidity of change along the Louisiana coastline. Delacroix is a shell of what it was when I first ventured out of End of the World Marina almost two decades ago with then-editor Todd Masson.

Female bluegill, such as this fat beauty, are seldom caught on spawning beds. Pocket Perch
3002 Views - Posted: May 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
When I first moved to New Orleans as a (very) young man in the mid-1960s, I just knew that I was a fishing hot dog. I thought I knew all there was to know about catching bass, bream, white perch and catfish — and that’s where the fishing world ended.

While I was expounding on the virtues of these freshwater fish during a break in a sales meeting, I noticed a kind-hearted co-worker, Grant “Popsy” Rodriguez, watching me in bemusement. Over lunch after the meeting, he pulled me down to earth and explained the fishing facts of life, a la New Orleans, to me.

By hitting what Clark Reehm called high percentage areas, anglers can dramatically up their chances of catching a good bag of bass. Closing the Gap
4641 Views - Posted: January 01, 2012 at 1:00 am
A huge gap exists between amateurs and professionals in most sports.

Although all reports during practice had Venice with a healthier class of bass, Lake Cataouatche and its big-fish capabilities turned on just in time for Kevin VanDam. Bassmaster Classic reveals lessons for tournament bass anglers
5265 Views - Posted: March 03, 2011 at 8:02 pm
Bass fishermen are fond of referring to "timing" as a key piece of a puzzle when breaking down a potential winning pattern. It also becomes a wonderful excuse when you don't catch them.

"My timing was off," "I zigged, when I should have zagged,'' or "I need to switch up my timing." All of those sentences were uttered at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Marsh.

Although he passes several great fishing holes between Grand Point and New Orleans, Matthew Hymel prefers fishing Lake Cataouatche because its been one of the hottest fisheries in all of Louisiana. Take Home Angler: Matthew Hymel
2598 Views - Posted: March 01, 2011 at 11:01 am
After releasing his third bass of the morning, Matthew Hymel wondered aloud if I had learned my lesson yet. Although we had met for the first time only two hours earlier, he was starting to get a sense of just how hard-headed I can be.

Three-time Bassmaster Classic champion Kevin VanDam is on track for a fourth title - if he continues to pull hefty bass from Lake Cataouatche's Tank Pond as he has the past two days. Final Classic day a go; no fog in sight
2681 Views - Posted: February 20, 2011 at 6:58 am
The final day of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic is set to begin on schedule, a departure from the past two days that were delayed due to dense fog at the launch site of Bayou Segnette State Park.

“There’s no fog in sight,” Luling’s Bruce McDonald said while sitting in the boat of competitor Terry Scroggins waiting for the blast-off. “It’s beautiful. It’s completely different than the other days.”

Three-time Bassmaster Classic champion Kevin VanDam is setup perfectly for a fourth title. KVD in position for fourth Classic title
4148 Views - Posted: February 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm
Kevin VanDam went into the second day of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in third place, but he had the No. 1 and No. 2 anglers fishing around him in Lake Cataouatche’s Tank Pond – and he expected the pressure from local anglers to have an impact on the catches.

And that turned out to be the case – for everyone in the Tank Pond but KVD.

The second fog delay in as many days has been lifted, and the 2011 Bassmaster Classic field is set to leave the docks at 9:45 a.m. Game on! Second Bassmaster Classic fog delay lifted
2245 Views - Posted: February 19, 2011 at 9:56 am
After an almost three-hour fog delay, B.A.S.S. officials told the Bassmaster Classic anglers to crank up their boats and prepare to blast off at 9:45 a.m., LouisianaSportsman.com has learned.

“It’s breaking a little bit,” Luling’s Bruce McDonald said by phone. “At 9:45 we’re out of here.”

Bassmaster Classic anglers are sitting around for the second morning after another fog delay. Socked in again - Bassmaster Classic on hold due to fog
2042 Views - Posted: February 19, 2011 at 7:30 am
Bassmaster Classic anglers lost just more than an hour yesterday to dense fog, and the same situation faced them when they arrived at Bayou Segnette State Park early this morning (Feb. 19). Finally, B.A.S.S. officials implemented a second fog delay.

“There’s just as much fog today as yesterday,” Luling’s Bruce McDonald told LouisianaSportsman.com by phone. “I’m looking at the (Lapalco Boulevard) bridge right now, and I cannot even see it.

“And I’m at the end of the dock closest to the bridge.”

Fog delay lifted, Bassmaster Classic field released Fog delay lifted, Bassmaster Classic field released
5112 Views - Posted: February 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic finally got under way at 8:10 this morning (Feb. 18) after thick fog forced B.A.S.S. officials to implement a delay of just more than an hour.

“You can see a little bit past the Lapalco (Boulevard) bridge from the announcer’s stand,” said Luling’s Bruce McDonald, who was at the Bayou Segnette State Park launch site. “And (tournament director) Trip (Weldon) went out Lake Salvador and said it’s clearing up out there.”

“They’re starting up their boats right, and getting ready to go.”

Aaron Martens slammed 20 pound, 7 ounces of bass on the scales to take the first day lead in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. Tank Pond delivers lunkers for Classic top three
6109 Views - Posted: February 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm
The top-three finishers in today’s opening round of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic are all fishing the Lake Cataouatche Tank Pond, an area where warming temperatures are inspiring big female bass to move shallow to spawn.

Aaron Martens, Scott Rook and Kevin VanDam are chunking and winding spinnerbaits in the popular area to the west of the lake.

The 2011 Bassmaster Classic field were sidelined for more than an hour today (Feb. 18) because of thick fog. Fog delays Bassmaster Classic start
2479 Views - Posted: February 18, 2011 at 9:24 am
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic kicks off this morning, but thick fog has delayed the scheduled 7 a.m. blast-off.

“It’s really bad,” said Luling’s Bruce McDonald, who went to Bayou Segnette State Park to watch the 50 competitors head out. “It’s probably less than a quarter of a mile visibility.

“I can barely see across the bayou. When I tried to take pictures this morning, it looked like it was raining on my lens."

Fog delay lifted, Bassmaster Classic has begun Fog delay lifted, Bassmaster Classic has begun
2180 Views - Posted: February 18, 2011 at 8:37 am
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic finally got under way at 8:10 this morning (Feb. 18) after thick fog forced B.A.S.S. officials to implement a delay of just more than an hour.

“You can see a little bit past the Lapalco (Boulevard) bridge from the announcer’s stand,” said Luling’s Bruce McDonald, who was at the Bayou Segnette State Park launch site. “And (tournament director) Trip (Weldon) went out Lake Salvador and said it’s clearing up out there.”

“They’re starting up their boats right, and getting ready to go.”

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