Tag: Louisiana Sportsman

  • Bow hunting is a journey

    Bow hunting is a journey

    Tight groups like this are no accident. They are achieved through a process. (Picture by Sammy Romano) As we begin another year of this column, I’ve been reflecting quite a bit about my personal journey of hunting with archery gear. Things have certainly changed in our sport since I first picked up a bow. Some […]

  • NSU’s Tanner Underwood eyes bigger prizes than fishing trophies

    NSU’s Tanner Underwood eyes bigger prizes than fishing trophies

    Northwestern State University’s Tanner Underwood, left, and his father, Jimmie Underwood of Bossier, had a good day on the water in March on Grand Bayou in Coushatta. As a successful young college bass angler at Northwestern State University, Tanner Underwood is grounded and under no illusions of grandeur about one day making a living as […]

  • Increase your odds with live bait for Sabine specks

    Increase your odds with live bait for Sabine specks

    Jack Pyburn with his youngest brother, Joe. Joe did more in his short time on this earth than many of us ever will and he is still making an impact on everyone that comes to know him. I imagine he is still catching trout like these in heaven, maybe even bigger! The dog days of […]

  • Barnett HyperTac 420 crossbow

    Barnett HyperTac 420 crossbow

      Barnett’s HyperTac 420 packs a wollop Compactness and high maneuverability aren’t words normally associated with crossbows. But the Barnett HyperTac 420 is all that and more, and is a welcome addition to the company’s list of hunting weapons. Weighing in at 7.9 pounds, it measures just a tad over 9 inches wide when cocked. […]

  • Successful deer hunting includes setting specific goals and objectives

    Successful deer hunting includes setting specific goals and objectives

      Are you getting what you want or are you just spinning your wheels when it comes to setting and meeting goals for your deer herds and harvest? People are all the time setting goals and objectives for everything they do. Parents instill this in their children at a very young age. It really sinks […]

  • Bossier City’s Nick LeBrun gets back-to-back Pro Circuit wins

    Bossier City’s Nick LeBrun gets back-to-back Pro Circuit wins

      After weighing in his first four fish on Sunday afternoon, Bossier City, Louisiana’s, Nick LeBrun was feeling the pressure at the Toyota Stop 5 on the James River Presented by PowerStop Brakes in Richmond, Virginia. Pro Dakota Ebare of Brookeland, Texas, one of the hottest bass anglers on the planet, had just weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 16 […]

  • Hollingsworth bags another Toledo Bend lunker

    Hollingsworth bags another Toledo Bend lunker

      Jordan Hollingsworth might have to add some more walls to his camp on Toledo Bend Reservoir for all the bass he and his brother, Caleb, have had mounted by the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program. Hollingsworth added a third fish that qualified for the program to his resume on June 9, a 10.16-pound bass […]

  • Sterlington’s Ian Carter is wise beyond his years on the bass trail

    Sterlington’s Ian Carter is wise beyond his years on the bass trail

    Ian Carter, a junior, has emerged as one of the most consistent bass anglers in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Ian Carter, wise beyond his 17 years about bass and how to catch them, demonstrated that last year while pre-fishing for a Northeast Louisiana High School Anglers regular-season tournament at Lake Claiborne. It was a great, although […]

  • Big bass makes big splash for Louisiana angler

    Big bass makes big splash for Louisiana angler

    Jackson Cooper of Dry Prong landed the biggest bass of his life, a 10.41-pound lunker, on May 20 at Toledo Bend Reservoir. He also ended up winning the Big Bass Splash. It took Jackson Cooper of Dry Prong a few minutes of idling around, observing, then two casts, to land the biggest bass of his […]

  • Spro Flappin’ Frog 65

    Spro Flappin’ Frog 65

      Buzz up bass with this weedless kicking frog The SPRO Flappin’ Frog 65 features a hollow body and large kicker legs. Its weedless design allows anglers to buzz it through even the heaviest cover without snagging. The kicking legs act similar to buzzbait blades, calling in bass for explosive hits. But unlike buzzbaits, this […]