Topics: Louisiana

Wrestlin' a gator: A Justin Lucas story

May 12, 2015

This week Greg Hackney shares a story about one of the really fine young professional anglers fishing B.A.S.S.: Justin Lucas.

Lake Havasu feels like home

May 8, 2015

Never have so many bass fisherman felt so at home in the middle of a desert. No matter what part of the U.S. they come from, Lake Havasu feels like home.

Evers: California is like no place else

Apr 30, 2015

Western bass fishing is really a lot different from fishing in the East or in the middle of the country.

Three days as a Bassmaster Marshal

Apr 29, 2015

By Bobby Brumback “May I ask why you passed up all those laydown trees to fish this mat of vegetation?” Bobby Lane Jr. had just blasted a 1 1/4 ounce creature bait through the weeds and yanked out a 2 pounder. “I like to fish the mats,” was all he said. Most of us mortal amateurs would have probed every branch on those trees on our way to the mat. We might have even caught a bass. But the B.A.S.S. pros do exactly what they feel they need to do to have a larger stringer. Sometimes the explanation of why they do what they do is as simple as that.

Sabine standings and points adjusted

Apr 2, 2015

Reinstating Mike Kernan’s Day 1 catch at the Sabine River has created some updates to the standings of the first Elite tournament of the year, and the resulting Angler of the Year points.

Four Elite pros prepare together

Mar 16, 2015

Four Elite anglers gathered for a no-pressure 'wind down' before 'gearing up' event.

Wounded warrior fishes with Evers

Mar 16, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. — One minute James Holbrook was reeling in a 2-pound bass caught on his first cast of the day. The next minute he had a crankbait and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dennis Tietje's face in, uh, an unfortunate place – Holbrook's crotch. Blood was spilled, which is nothing new for Holbrook. He survived an AK-47 round to the helmet and suffered shrapnel wounds in his forehead and both knees in 2007, while serving as a Navy Hospital Corpsmen in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley.

Fantasy: Depend on river specialists

Mar 16, 2015

The Sabine River should be a Fantasy Fishing competitor’s worst nightmare — long runs, wads of little fish, and long distances between them with nothing but prop-chewing obstacles to get in the way.

Texas 7th-graders stand tall on Toledo Bend

Mar 15, 2015

Texas high school anglers Logan O'Dell, left, and Blaine Marks won Sunday's Costa Bassmaster High School Central Open on Toldeo Bend Reservoir with five bass that weighed 17 pounds, 12 ounces.

Tietje lands Bayou Rum sponorship

Mar 9, 2015

LACASSINE, La. – Bayou Rum is pleased to announce its expansion across the Southeast U.S., and the company is excited to team up with Dennis Tietje of Bassmasters' Elite Series fishing tournaments. Dennis will be driving his Bayou Rum wrapped truck to all the events and generating interest all along the Interstate 10 corridor stretching from Houston, Texas, to Pensacola, Fla., and beyond.

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