• Punching a big worm into vegetation can be a highly productive summer fishing tactic.

    NEWS

    Non-resident fee increase proposed

    Mississippi wildlife officials have met their obligation of raising a non-resident license hunting or fishing fee necessary for a resident fee increase set by the 2016 Legislature to be enacted, according to a posting on another agency website.

    May 23 at 2:15pm

    2016-17 deer, turkey seasons approved

    Mississippi’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks gave final approval on Wednesday to season dates and regulations for the 2016-17 deer and wild turkey seasons for both public and private lands.

    May 20 at 3:30pm

    Barnett bass length approved

    Mississippi wildlife officials on Wednesday gave final approval to 2016-17 statewide fisheries regulations, including a change in the minimum length limit on bass at Barnett Reservoir.

    May 19 at 4:15pm

    Wheelchair-bound hunter kills gobbler

    Born with spina bifida, Mark Brown has faced adversity in just about everything he has ever done, but he’s had the determination and faith to face and overcome the obstacles.

    May 19 at 11:30am

    Hernando man guilty of headlighting

    A DeSoto County man has been fined more than $11,000, sentenced to four months of house arrest and will be denied hunting privileges for three years after being found guilty of illegal deer hunting.

    May 19 at 9:30am

    Never litter in your fishing spot again

    We’ve probably all been guilty of it at one time or another: 

    May 19 at 6:30am

    World Trout Championships excludes Louisiana waters west of the Mississippi River

    Capt. Jared Adams has been putting the hurt on 7-, 8- and even 9-pound specks fishing Big Lake in Louisiana, and in doing so the guide recently collected more than $20,000 in cash and prizes from two Mississippi-based trout tournaments.

    May 18 at 10:00am

    How to snell a hook

    A snell knot is overlook by many anglers, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure the point of a hook pulls into a fish’s mouth.

    May 18 at 6:30am

    Electric knife makes quick work of tough-skinned fish

    Remember the old '80s Ginsu knife infomercial, which depicted the Japanese kitchen blade cutting through tin cans, blazing through a box of frozen spinach and chopping a piece of wood — then cutting a piece of bread so thin “you could almost see through it?”

    May 17 at 6:30am

    Calling Panther Lake is where you should be fishing for bass in May

    Calling Panther near Crystal Springs has a great population of big bass.

    And the high water in March more than likely helped the bass have a big spawn.

    May 16 at 9:00am

    The best panfish rig

    I grew up bream fishing, and we caught a lot of fish using cane poles. And as I aged, I pretty much kept to the same approach, moving to telescopic graphite jig poles.

    Then I decided one day to try a slip cork rig — and it changed my entire bream-fishing world.

    May 16 at 6:30am

    O Brother! What a history

    The town of Coldwater is the epitome of small-town Delta Mississippi. Named after the nearby river two miles south of town, Coldwater has a population of just fewer than 2,000 people. 

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Capps, Coleman Minnow Rig simplified

    When Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman were winning an unprecedented seven National Championship titles, they credited their success to their self-designed slow trolling system. 

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Hoot Gibson’s frogging gear

    “If I had my choice I’d use a broom handle to fish frogs with, but since I can’t I like a 7-foot 3-inch extra heavy action rod,” said Gibson. “You’ve got to set the hook and turn that fish right at the get-go. If you use a medium-heavy or limber rod you’re out of the ball game. I use my rod with a Shimano Curado with 65-pound PowerPro braid.”

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Getting the right frog action for more bass

    “We fished a two-day tournament on Guntersville (in Alabama) last year, and we led the tournament after the first day and we caught every bass on that Scum Frog,” Gibson said. “We fished a lot of vegetation, and strikes came all day long.

    May 15 at 7:00am

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