Lake Charles anglers Scott Eastman and Gil Leger had a well-designed plan to catch some solid fish for the Bass Champs tournament on Saturday, May 13 at Toledo Bend — and that meant heading south.
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.
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).