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Bass can be found in many local canals and are easy to catch from a kayak. They often jump  when hooked, and provide exciting in-your-face action.

Targeting canal bass

Hotspots likely located close to home
April 18 at 9:00am
The weighted clip-on corks in Larry’s hand are both men’s choice for catfishing.

Gearing up

April 15 at 7:00am
The head of the male channel catfish on the right grows much larger than that of the comparable sized female on the left. After spawning season, the male’s head will return to its normal size and it will become indistinguishable from a female.

When to go and why

April 15 at 7:00am
Larry Roussel still fishes a lot, but can’t keep up with his hard-charging son Rudy.

Know your limits

April 15 at 7:00am
Lake Martin is noted for bluegills like these bulls taken from beneath a duck blind by Robert Dupuis.

Lake Martin in a nutshell

April 15 at 7:00am

Capt. Paul’s fishing edge for Pearl River WMA

Turkey hunters: Waypoints aren’t just for fishing
April 08 at 9:00am
Is the grin on Larry’s face there because he envisions how the fillets off this beauty will taste rolled in his fish fry and fried?

Des Allemands fat cats

Pre-spawn catfish are feeding voraciously now in warming springtime waters. Here’s how they fill a box near the “Catfish Capitol of the Universe.”
April 01 at 7:00am
Spider rigging ledges in the backwaters is a great way to target spawning crappie in rivers.

Last call for crappie

When the crappie spawn is wrapping up on D’Arbonne and Caney, action is usually just about to crank up on a section of the Ouachita River. Here’s how one guide still catches slabs in April.
April 01 at 7:00am
A hard-fighting Saline Lake gou brought a grin to Tyler Bordelon’s face.

Gaspergou are everywhere

Get all the details on the species known as freshwater drum
April 01 at 7:00am
Nice speckled trout come from Catfish Lake this time of year, according to Capt. Aaron Pierce.

The perfect spot to find Golden Meadow specks

Oyster reefs in Catfish Lake typically hold nice specks, guide says
March 19 at 4:55pm
Mike Kelley insists that a set fisherman’s pliers is as important as any other piece of gear for this kind of fishing.

Tip of the day

March 15 at 8:00am
The author’s longtime favorite bream rig is a TFO rod with an Allen reel, a $200 setup with lifetime warranties.

Gearing up for gobbules

Beginner or expert, budget tackle works
March 10 at 9:00am