|Donít be stupid: Wear a PFD
124 Views - Posted: March 01 at 9:00 am
Fishing is at the heart of Louisiana outdoor life. Sure, we love to hunt, but that’s only allowed for a few months each year. Fishing season, on the other hand, never ends.
|Statewide crappie recap: Saline-Larto complex
1285 Views - Posted: February 27 at 11:15 am
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the seventh and final article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on the Saline-Larto complex.
|Statewide crappie recap: Black River Lake/Horseshoe complex
1326 Views - Posted: February 27 at 11:09 am
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on the Black River Lake/Horseshoe complex, and we wrap up the series tomorrow with the Saline-Larto complex.
|Statewide crappie recap: Bayou Black
1876 Views - Posted: February 27 at 11:05 am
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on Bayou Black, and tomorrow we'll take a closer look at the Black River Lake/Horseshoe complex .
|Statewide crappie recap: Target big ones now on Toledo Bend
1825 Views - Posted: February 27 at 10:30 am
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on Toledo Bend. Tomorrow we'll take a closer look at Lake D'Arbonne.
|Basin bass on verge of spawn
2873 Views - Posted: February 26 at 5:15 pm
Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet spent all last week either practicing for or competing in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic held on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
And all he could think about after the final-day weigh-in was pitching to cypress trees in his home waters within the Atchafalaya Basin.
So after a single day of rest — which included the six-hour drive home — Crochet launched out of Belle River Landing Tuesday morning and headed into the thick of the Basin.
|Phoenix 919 offers benefits of larger boats in more-compact package
2217 Views - Posted: February 24 at 5:58 pm
Bass boats have gotten longer over the years, and now it seems almost everyone runs a 21-foot boat. However, Phoenix Boats realized that many anglers would like smaller, more manageable fishing platforms — but they didn't want to give up the quality that is now expected.
|Spring-loaded bracket protects transducers from stumps
1990 Views - Posted: February 24 at 5:38 pm
Getting into the thick of stumps, laydowns and other cover can be key to fishing success. The problem is that transom-mounted transducers can be damaged maneuvering boats through such jungles.
|Howell wins 2014 Bassmaster Classic
2057 Views - Posted: February 23 at 8:13 pm
Alabama’s Randy Howell had only two B.A.S.S. wins to his credit when his twelfth Bassmaster Classic competition began on Friday. He went into today’s final round in 11th place, 9 pounds behind the leader.
No one, including Howell really thought he had a shot.
“I didn’t expect to have the chance to win after the first day, and especially after yesterday,” Howell said.
But he whacked the bass today, putting 29 pounds, 2 ounces on the scales to seal the 2014 Bassmaster Classic championship and pocketing the $300,000 first-place prize.
|Evers claims Bassmaster Classic Day 2 lead by 1 ounce
1199 Views - Posted: February 22 at 7:57 pm
Oklahoma’s Edwin Evers was the last to weigh in during the second day of the Bassmaster Classic, and when the scales settled he had claimed the lead of the so-called Superbowl of Fishing — but just barely.
Emcee Dave Mercer announced Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to claim the lead, and that’s exactly what the scales read.
The stringer brought Ever’s two-day weight to 47 pounds, 6 ounces.
|Tharp falls to second in Bassmaster Classic ó by 1 ounce
367 Views - Posted: February 22 at 6:59 pm
Randall Tharp is known for his cool demeanor, but the second day of the Bassmaster Classic was almost more than he could take.
He went into the day leading the event. That’s enough pressure to try an angler.
But what really affected Tharp’s game plan was when his outboard went down early, costing him nearly 2 hours of fishing time while he was towed to a ramp to have his gear case repaired.
And he lost the lead in the event, falling a mere ounce behind Day 2 leader Edwin Evers.
|Crochet rebounds on second day of Bassmaster Classic
2154 Views - Posted: February 22 at 5:39 pm
When Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet struggled to log a 51st place spot in the first day of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, he said he was going to go out today and have fun.
He accomplished that feat — and weighed in five bass worth 23 pounds, 15 ounces that pushed him WAY up in the rankings. However, his Classic still ended because he just missed the Top 25 cut.
|Ardent introduces Apex reels at 2014 Bassmaster Classic
1618 Views - Posted: February 22 at 2:38 pm
Ardent reels are known for their bullet-proof constructio, and its new Apex line continues that tradition.
The reels offer the perfect balance of light weight, comfort and durability. Each model in the line features high-strength aluminum frames, and between 8 and 12 ball bearings for silky-smooth operation.
|Crochet struggles during first day of Bassmaster Classic
1500 Views - Posted: February 21 at 11:09 pm
Cliff Crochet was stoked about his second Bassmaster Classic, but thing fell apart quickly when competition began today on Lake Guntersville in Alabama.
“I caught two (bass), swung a little early on a swim bait bite and missed one on a ChatterBait,” Crochet said.
When it was time to head to the weigh-in stand, he had only two fish that combined for 7 pounds, 5 ounces. That put him into 51st place going into the second round of competition.
|Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic
1284 Views - Posted: February 21 at 8:38 pm
Randall Tharp said local knowledge was one of the keys to his 27-pound, 8-ounce showing today that put him in lead of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.
“The fish are in some places I haven’t seen them in five to seven years,” the Florida pro said. “Every time I fish a tournament here this time of year, I make a point to check these places — and the fish haven’t been there in years.”
But in his fall practice he found the fish were stacked up.
|Vid shows hog charging hunter
6163 Views - Posted: February 20 at 12:37 pm
Hog hunting is a ton of fun, and it can extend hunting season. But as LouisianaSportsman.com user Chris Morris discovered in early February, wild pigs can be dangerous.
Morris, who goes by morrisvswild on the LouisianaSportsman.com forum, was attacked by a hog he didn't even know was there, but the danger increases when you start pushing them with dogs.