December bass on the eastern side of the Basin

By the time December rolls around and the countdown to Christmas really begins, most local bass tournaments and weeknight hawg fights have, by and large, drawn to a close. It can be a transition period for bass fishermen in the southern part of the Atchafalaya Basin, but it can also be an opportunity to land a few of the bigger, quality fish that eluded the weighmaster’s scale during the summer.

Howard Hartley of Morgan City, a 43-year-old angler, honed has honed his skills chasing largemouth bass in the spillway since he was in high school. He fishes year-round, and over the past 20 years, he’s learned a thing or two about bass fishing in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin.

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