Bass Fishing

Tons of Fun

Years ago, Buck Perry taught bass anglers that there was an enormous population of fish that lived out in the middle of the lake. As professional anglers began unlocking the secrets of mining the depths they became the pioneers of deep-cranking, spooning and Carolina-rigging. […]


Trophy lake status, part II

Last month in this space, I called for the state to impose a stricter limit on speckled trout caught in Calcasieu Lake than that which applies across the rest of the coast. I invited readers to voice their opinions on, and boy, did they ever. […]


Sac-a-Lait City

Trophy bass fishing has gained the most media attention for Toledo Bend over the last few years, but its highly productive crappie fishing drives a strong and dedicated core of anglers to navigate these massive impounded waters. […]

Bass Fishing

Lure of Louisiana

Larry Nixon walked away with the winner’s trophy and first-place check at the conclusion of the B.A.S.S. Louisiana Invitational at Lake Bistineau Feb. 17-19, 1982. Little did he, or anybody else for that matter, know that B.A.S.S. would not return to Louisiana for 16 long years. […]


East Side Story

Plaquemines Parish is renowned for its convenient inshore angling options. Launches at Myrtle Grove, Port Sulphur and Buras provide great opportunities to New Orleans anglers looking for speckled trout and redfish. […]


Do It Yourself Tuna

Mother Nature’s been good to Louisiana. She saw to it that the liquid-swollen Mississippi River weaved unsteadily across our front yard, staggered through the hall and kitchen, grabbed a hold and steadied itself around the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, and finally puked its guts out below Venice. […]