Bass Fishing

Long casts can be difference-makers for fall fish, so make sure you’re properly equipped.

Sling ‘em far

October 15 at 7:00am

Two cited for over the limit of bass on Bayou Black

Anglers near Gibson allegedly caught with 53 fish, LDWF says
October 08 at 8:06am
Mike Malone shows off a nice 7-pound largemouth he caught last weekend at the Lacassine Pool. Higher-than-normal water levels are currently giving anglers access to water normally matted over by now, he said.

Big time bass bite now at Lacassine Pool

Unusually high water levels mean greater access to fall fish
October 03 at 4:37pm
Early starts can deliver a daybreak bonus for ambitious fall anglers.

Toledo Bend’s fall feeding frenzy

Angling pros share some do’s and don’ts to maximize your time on the water and catch more fish.
October 01 at 7:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Punching bass and redfish in the face -- seriously!

Fishing is never better at the mouth of the Mississippi River than it is in the fall
September 21 at 10:38am
Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
September 15 at 9:00am
The three lures that Lavigne used on the river are, from the top, a Humdinger spinner, a Whopper Plopper topwater plug and a Lunker Lures buzzbait.

Keep lure choices simple

September 15 at 7:00am
Joe Lavigne is best known for his speckled trout fishing skills, but his first love is bass in small rivers.

A heck of a place for a Trout Master

September 15 at 7:00am
While many river bass are around a pound or two, fall is an excellent time to land Ouachita lunkers like these.

Bass follow bait on the Ouachita

Target drains with crankbaits for river bass
September 05 at 2:50pm
Brian Matthews holds a 5-pound, 10-ounce bass he caught on a plastic frog while fishing with his son Max and guide John Dean at Toledo Bend.

Heat on high at Toledo Bend

Fish early or late until water temps cool
September 04 at 2:29pm
Spotted bass, named for the rows of small spots arranged longitudinally on their lower sides, are Joe Lavigne’s fishing passion.

Hitting the spots

The scenic Tangipahoa River is home to a healthy population of spotted bass. But navigation can be a bit tricky — here’s how to get lucky with Kentuckys.
September 01 at 7:00am
Jerry Coutee with a huge Black Lake largemouth.

Black Lake big boys

This 13,800-acre North Louisiana lake is home to some lunker largemouths — here’s how one local tournament angler targets them during the dog days of summer.
September 01 at 7:00am
Cranking the rocks in the main river can still produce lots of bass as long as you can find some that aren't silted in.

Hills and valleys

Recent floods have taken their toll on bass fishing in the Red River, but with a little cooperation from Mother Nature, there are some signs a rebound could happen.
September 01 at 7:00am
Tyler Carriere, of Youngsville, is currently in third place after Day 1 at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Lawrence River. Thursday, he weighed in 26 pounds of smallmouth bass and is less than 2 pounds behind leader Matt Lee.

Youngsville’s Carriere third after Day 1 at St. Lawrence Bassmaster Elite

Matt Lee in first after whopping 27-pound bag
August 23 at 5:44pm