Bass Fishing

Bass basics

Pousson readily admitted that the Mermentau is home to river bass, and a keeper fish here averages 1 ½ to 2 pounds.

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Bass Fishing

The murky Mermentau

Steeped in a mixture of legend and historical fact — with some folklore thrown in — the Mermentau River in Acadia Parish just might be a pearl amongst many fishing gems in Southwest Louisiana.

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Cold Calcasieu options

On a chilly 39-degree December morning, Big Lake’s Ray Christy had a smile on his face when he launched from the public landing at Riverside Park in Westlake.

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Freshwater Fishing

Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Capt. Bill Lake is smitten.

The veteran guide from Houma is well-known statewide for his success in catching thousands of speckled trout each year out of Dularge.

But truth be known, he really loves catching spawning sac-a-lait in the brackish marsh canals not far from his home each spring. 

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Toledo Bend summertime Slab City

May signals the beginning of the Toledo Bend slab-a-thon celebration.

Bass angling pursuits have somewhat diminished because the fish are postspawn, and many anglers now turn to fishing deep for the sweet slab fillets found on Louisiana’s state fish, the white perch (aka crappie and sac-a-lait).

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