• Bass Fishing

    If you’re looking for the best time to be at Toledo Bend, you can’t go wrong from now through March.

    Make a road trip for 10-pound bass

    Run to the nation’s No. 1 fishery to catch lunkers this month
    February 16 at 3:00pm
    Dan Smith of Ridgeland loves to fish small impoundments in February, and this 8-pounder caught on his fifth cast during a trip in 2016 is why. It took a shallow crankbait on the shallow side of a four-foot drop to an old channel.

    Winter keys for small-lake bass

    February 15 at 7:00am
    One of Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s go-to baits this month is a Rat-L-Trap, which can be ripped through grass off the banks to get prespawn bites.

    Cajun Baby’s top winter lures

    Follow this pro’s advice for more bass action
    February 14 at 6:00am
    Dan Smith of Ridgeland catches another February fatty, this one on a shaky head worm in a ditch.

    February fatties — How to catch winter bass

    The coldest month of the year produces some of the hottest bass action. And these experts tell you how to get the most out of your days on the water.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    A keeper bass on Ross Barnett has to be 14 inches or more.

    Start the year off with some bass

    January fishing tips for Ross Barnett
    January 11 at 4:20pm
    In the winter months, Todd Witt of Corinth gets more and bigger bites on hard vertical structure, often on a jerkbait.

    Cold times, hard times — Wintertime keys for more bass

    When the mercury plummets, bass relate to heat-holding cover close to deep water. And these pros tell you how to put those fish in the boat.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    The Arashi Spinbait is a finesse lure that drives suspended bass to eat.

    Storm’s Arashi Spinbait

    A treat no suspended bass can pass up
    December 19, 2016 at 1:10pm
    Garrett Crawford caught this bass while learningd to pitch a soft-plastic into tangles of vegetation in Venice.

    Pitching to do something

    December 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    December is a funny month when it comes to temperatures, but Elias says the bass at Okatibbee usually will bite at some time of the day.

    Fish Okatibbee for December bass

    December 12, 2016 at 9:00am