Bass Fishing

Government Ditch Bass Fishing

One of my favorite places to fish first thing in the morning is Government Ditch, with its commanding cypress trees creating a canopy, the sun peeking through the tangled moss on the branches, and a slight breeze in a silence to be broken only by the quiet sounds of the creatures in the swamp. The long narrow ditch that was once created to help transport cotton from the north to the south is now one of the best spots on Caddo Lake to reel in the trophy bass that are the catch of a lifetime for some anglers. The sun dances off of the landscape as it rises higher and higher. It is almost as if the sun breathes life into each thing as it touches it first thing in the morning. First on the horizon, then the trunks of the first trees, then sun glints through the branches and bounces across the water and into my eyes, and all of a sudden, I have been awoke by the most amazing silence.

Bass Fishing with Laurie Cork

Bass fishing isn’t just a hobby, it is a way of life. Our family is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of bass fishing in every way we can. We support the Annual Bass Life Associates Sportsman’s Dinner, while participating as members of the board of directors of Bass Life, we provide news and media on all of the major competitive fishing circuits and we provide one of the best bass fishing communities online that there is today.

Picking the perfect prop

Picking the perfect prop for your boat can be a challenge in today’s world of ever changing hull design. Thankfully, most manufacturers have a standard prop that they suggest or that is included with their boat packages. This standard prop will be a balance of performance, stability, and top end speed, giving you a comfortable easy to drive ride. Most boat manufactures have already put quite a bit of time into testing their hull design with several different motor, jack-plate, and prop combinations; obviously they want to give you the best bang for you buck so that you will come back for more. However, each boat will ride and drive a little different based on weight of equipment and passengers that each individual owner will carry.