Bass Fishing

New crankbaits stay in strike zone

Hitting the strike zone is what it’s all about in bass fishing, whether an angler is working cypress trees and knees in less than 3 feet of water or probing ridges or points in 10 feet of water or deeper. […]

Bass Fishing

Classic Concentration

Louisiana bass anglers haven’t had a native son to cheer for during the Bassmasters Classic since 1999, when Baton Rouge’s Rodney Wagley earned a berth in the first New Orleans Classic. […]

Bass Fishing

Shocking Truth about Bass

It didn’t take five minutes to get the first bite.

The jig was pitched to a cypress tree in the dead-end canal, and the angler’s line moved about 6 inches to the side. […]

Bass Fishing

Sashay of the Senko

I picked up the phone and politely said hello. The caller didn’t have time for such pleasantries. Instead, he began panting something into the phone. […]

Bass Fishing

Creek Bound

A shiver coursed through my body as I stowed my gear in the cabin at Wildwood Resort, and the words of my editor sounded softly in the corners of my mind as I tightened my jacket. […]

Bass Fishing

Shroud of Mystery

Caddo Lake, a 26,800-acre unspoiled treasure shared equally by Texas and Louisiana, has been called “the most beautiful lake in America” as well as “the best big-bass secret in the South.” […]

Bass Fishing

Bass Lake Report Card

Considering that successful bass fishermen do their homework before going on the water, how about subjecting the many bass fisheries in Louisiana to academic standards of their own for 2003? […]

Bass Fishing

Bass find new soft plastics Yum-my

Tube jigs, those nondescript-looking soft plastics that have taken bass fishing by storm, aren’t the same any longer after what one manufacturer has done. The tube jig and other soft plastics the manufacturer is putting out smell. […]

Bass Fishing

Trappin’ Trees

Louisiana and the number ranking in a national list, the Saints and the playoffs, boiled crawfish and milk — it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these things just don’t go together.

Yeah, you may come across a dubious list that has Louisiana ranked at the top of some bad-news category. The Saints may even make the playoffs a couple of times every 30 years or so, and you may see a child having to drink milk while eating boiled crawfish. But other than that, never the two shall meet.
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Bass Fishing

Clearance Sale

These young guns coming up on the competitive bass fishing scene have so much technology and information at their fingertips. That could be the main reason they are successful so often when their boats hit the water and the fishing rods are put on deck. […]

Bass Fishing

Summer Refuge

Most people fish Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas line for largemouth bass, but sometimes largemouths turn into closed mouths. […]