Where’s the best place to fish for bass?” It’s a common question inquiring minds of Louisiana anglers want to know.  And the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will soon be able to provide that information through the launch of their new Louisiana Bass Tournament Program, an organized, mutually beneficial method of collecting bass tournament data.

The program compiles input from clubs and tournament trails, and the data is made available to anyone interested in the status of selected bass fisheries in Louisiana.

An annual report will be generated at the end of each year and made available online.  Our 2013 report will be available in early 2014.  Results will give anglers a good idea of what they can expect when fishing different lakes and a way to see how they stacked up against other anglers.

Anyone who hosts a bass tournament on Louisiana’s waters can participate, and completing the report card takes just a few minutes.  Please contact Chase Chatelain at cchatelain@wlf.la.gov or (318) 748-6914 to request a report card or visit http://www.wlf.la.gov/louisiana-bass-tournament-program for more information.

Image courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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