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Louisiana Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted and largemouth bass in Louisiana lakes.

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Bass Fishing Lakes In Louisiana

Louisiana is covered with more places to catch bass than one can imagine. There are more ponds, small lakes, rivers, creek and backwaters and the cast majority contain bass. The most consistent stringers continue to come from the major lakes including Anacoco Lake, Atchafalaya Basin, Black Bayou Lake, Caddo Lake, Caney Creek Reservoir, Cheniere Brake Lake, Cocodrie Lake, Cross Lake, Cypress Bayou Reservoir, Grand Lake, Lac des Allemands, Lake Bistineau, Lake Bruin, Lake Cataouatche, Lake Claiborne, Lake D’Arbonne, Lake Iatt, Lake Maurepas, Lake Palourde, Lake Rodemacher, Lake Salvador, Lake Verret, Saline Lake, Sibley Lake, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Turkey Creek Lake, Vernon Lake and Wallace Lake.

Fishing for bass In Louisiana

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

LA State Record: 15 lbs 14 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

LA State Record: 4 lbs 2 oz

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LA bass caught by Brandon Waltz

This is Brandon Waltz with a bass he caught, on a spinnerbait, in small stream leading to lake near Cypremort Pointe, LA.

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Louisiana. Understanding the primary seasonal movements of largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Pelican State.

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Catch big bass!

The Louisiana state record largemouth bass was caught from Caney Lake, and the LA state record spotted bass was taken from the Tickfaw River.

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Louisiana bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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