Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs said a topwater frog is a great all-around lure for shallow wintertime bass.
Bass Fishing

Top 3 wintertime bass baits

Nothing like topwater frog explosions Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs has to put fish in the boat year round, but he experiences what every other angler does during the summer: Tough fishing, when five […]

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Redfish are thick in Dularge right now

October is normally when Capt. Marty LaCoste pounds Dularge’s speckled trout population, however it just hasn’t happened yet this year.

But there is still plenty of reasons to launch in the fishing port — redfish are swarming. […]

Bass Fishing

Best fall bass baits

Fall can be an unnerving time for bass anglers, as the fish seem erratic while transitioning out of summertime patterns. But Gonzales Bassmaster Elite Series pro Gerald Spohrer said that unpredictably is actually a misunderstanding.

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Joe Shurden and Erin Brown
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Head to Buras to find willing redfish

The Mississippi River was absolutely beautiful a month ago, signaling a great fall run of redfish and trout. And then torrential rainfall swamped the Midwest, sending the river sky high.

The anticipated crazy action in Venice was ruined — but all is not lost. You simply have to know where to go to find plenty of hungry redfish.

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Redfish

Best tackle

Like all anglers, Capt. Austin Plaisance has his preferences when it comes to tackle. Here’s how he’ll rig up for battle this month.

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Fishing

Austin’s Handy Dandy Line Winder

Is there anything worse than having to spool a reel while on the boat? I mean, after you spend the time to snatch the old line off the reel, you then have the pleasure of fighting a plastic spool of new line rolling around the boat — and it’s a pain to ensure you’re putting the line on the reel tightly.

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