Bass Fishing

Bump-and-run for Claiborne’s bass

It’s football season and many good defensive backs rely on the bump and run when they are trying to slow down the other team’s receiver. With the bump-and-run, the DB bumps the receiver to throw him off his game.  […]

Bass Fishing

Hills and valleys

After Chad Wiley weighed-in on the final day of the 2014 Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River, his three-day total of 34 pounds, 14 ounces landed him in fifth place.

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Bass Fishing

Black Lake big boys

The drive from Morgan City to Natchitoches was a long four hours after I knocked off from my day job at 5 o’clock. And, by the time my wife and I checked into the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel downtown, it was after 9 p.m. — and I was just hearing from Pure Fishing ambassador Jimmy Jeansonne.

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Bass Fishing

Four seasons of the Red

The Red River Waterway system offers a huge array of bass habitats, including stump fields, backwater lakes, the original river’s banks, rock piles, log jams, reeds (cut grass), oxbow ridges and shorelines, as well as lily pad fields that have bounced back after the floods.

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Bass Fishing

Off limits

Pools No. 5 and 4 are large complex areas because a variety of habitats and properties were flooded by the 7- to 8-foot rise in water levels that followed damming. The two pools are where Charlie King focuses his Red River guiding efforts, and also where Trent Toups does much of his personal bass fishing.

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Bass Fishing

Schools of thought

The siren song of schooling bass has lured many an unsuspecting angler to spend the rest of his days wondering what the heck just happened. […]