|The Fat Boy
2671 Views - Posted: November 15 at 9:00 am
Paul Brown’s Fat Boys are still kicking, slowly twitching underwater, tantalizing and catching saltwater fish after the proven soft plastic was bought in the late 2000s.
|Booyah Boo Series
2905 Views - Posted: October 16 at 9:00 am
Two of America’s bass fishing legends turned artificial lure designers realized soon after the umbrella rig craze subsided somewhat that, indeed, the almighty mousetrap could be improved.
|Mister Twister Flip’n OUT
3052 Views - Posted: September 16 at 9:00 am
Louisiana born and bred Mister Twister Flip’n OUTs, the latest in soft plastic creature baits, were scheduled to go on the market the first week of August.
|2013-14 WMA Forecast
4080 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Two of Louisiana’s many Wildlife Management Areas were thrust into the spotlight since the summer of 2012.
|Bass Kandi Croaker
2576 Views - Posted: August 15 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?
|Arbogast Buzz Plug
2119 Views - Posted: July 17 at 9:00 am
Just when you thought you might, just might have seen it all as far as artificial lures designed to fool bass, well — you know what they said about just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
3378 Views - Posted: June 13 at 9:00 am
Can an artificial lure — a soft plastic — outfish a natural creature? That day has arrived and it’s like magic, hence lure’s name, thanks to Ken Chaumont of Lacassine.
|Stanley Top Toad
1689 Views - Posted: May 15 at 9:00 am
A leading artificial lure manufacturer’s newest pride and joy jumped like a real frog to the forefront of bass fishing circles in and around Louisiana very quickly in early 2013.
|The Matrix Shad
19861 Views - Posted: April 17 at 9:00 am
There are sound reasons behind the growing success of one of the hottest soft plastics for saltwater and, even, freshwater fish from Biloxi, Miss., to Houma and beyond in the Sportsman’s Paradise.
|Bass Trap back in action
3401 Views - Posted: March 14 at 9:00 am
A machinist’s touch has made all the difference in the world to a spinnerbait made in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Just ask some bass anglers by the name of Shaw Grigsby and Kevin Van Dam, who make sure they get their hands on the lure any time they get to Louisiana. Or ask accomplished Louisiana bass angler Jamie Laiche of Gonzales.
|Bass Kandi’s Coastal Crippler
2030 Views - Posted: February 13 at 9:00 am
Mike “Redbone” Holland of Ragley, who owns Bass Kandi Baits — a Southwest Louisiana artificial lure manufacturing company specializings in soft plastics — and his 11-year-old son Payton were deer hunting the week before Christmas near Kerrville, Texas.
|Giant hawg caught in Calcasieu River
2057 Views - Posted: February 01 at 9:36 am
The BIG news as of the new year on the Calcasieu River was a 9 ½-pound bass caught by a bass club fisherman during a tournament on Jan. 5.
The catch sent shock waves through Southwest Louisiana, where 5- to 6-pound class bass generally are considered “hawgs.” At first, it was reported caught in the Watermelon Bay area, according to Ron Castille of Lake Charles.
|Vision Prop Limited Edition Buzz Bait
2013 Views - Posted: January 14 at 9:00 am
Leave it to someone with great vision for designing artificial lures to put a “boat prop-style” blade on a buzz bait that consistently catches bass coast to coast.
This Vision Lures’ Vision Prop Limited Edition Buzz Bait is the latest in a line of innovative buzz baits made by David Trantham in Springfield, Mo. Trantham’s Honeybuzz buzz baits have been triggering strikes since the mid-2000s.
|Poppa Chop Jigs
3166 Views - Posted: December 17, 2012 at 9:00 am
Got a Poppa Chop?
If so, chances are you are using the fine-hair jig and catching sac-a-lait on the creation Paul “Chopper” Viator and his wife Angela make at their home in Delcambre.
|Bass drawn to the Poc’it Craw
2270 Views - Posted: November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
When a Port Allen bass angler needed to cull some fish in his livewell during a recent Bassmaster Southern Open on Lewis Smith Lake near Jasper, Ala., he started fishing with a soft plastic that had been on the market no more than three weeks. It’s a safe bet no one else on the water had those in their bass fishing arsenal.
|KVD crankbaits are proven winners
1923 Views - Posted: October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am
During his meteoric rise to the top on the B.A.S.S all-time money list with more than $5.3 million won in tournaments around the United States, Kevin VanDam relied on artificial lures he had utmost confidence in.
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