Bass Fishing

Caney Lake gives up 11-pounder

It began six or seven years ago when guys attending a Sunday School class at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston mapped out plans for a fishing trip to Caney Lake, a trip that has become an annual event and has expanded to include friends.

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Freshwater Fishing

Statewide crappie recap: Caney Lake

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today’s article features information on Caney Lake, and tomorrow we focus on Bayou Black.

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Bass Fishing

Caney Lake gives up 11-pounder

Fishermen can be some of the hardest-headed creatures. They’ll often ask people in the know about the best lures, the best colors, the best time of day to fish. And then the questioners find themselves doing the exact opposite thing. […]

Bass Fishing

Caney Chatter – An unusual Caney Lake tactic for winter bass fishing

The last thing that comes to most people’s minds when thinking about Caney Lake is a chatter bait. Kenny Covington isn’t most people. He is a bassaholic who isn’t afraid to buck conventional wisdom. When fishing magazines instruct him to head to deep water during the middle of winter, what does Covington do? I’ll tell you what he doesn’t do. He doesn’t fish deep water.

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Bass Fishing

Best Caney Lake chatter bait colors

It’s hard to get me to believe that lure color makes much of a difference.

Do you really think a bass waiting on top of some coontail for something to eat looks at a chatter bait and decides to pass because it’s green pumpkin instead of black-and-blue? […]

Bass Fishing

Bass anglers find Black Friday bite at Caney Lake

My wife and I have an agreement: I get to go hunting and fishing as much as I want as long as I don’t make her go with me.

In turn, she gets to go shopping as much as she wants as long as she doesn’t make me go with her.

The agreement worked like a charm this past Friday, also known as Black Friday. […]

Bass Fishing

Caney Lake is ripe for sightfishing this month

The front that blew through North Louisiana yesterday (April 4), dumping rain and producing high winds, dropped temperatures at Caney Lake dramatically. Air temps were in the high 30s this morning, while water temps dropped into the low 60s.

So I was pretty uncertain about the fishing we’d find when LouisianaSportsman.com user Craig Graham backed the boat into the water. Graham was undeterred, however. […]