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Panthers: Are they for real?

I always enjoy a good, spirited discussion about an interesting topic, and how much more interesting and controversial could a discussion be than one centered around the existence of large cats — panthers, mountain lions or maybe you prefer to call them cougars — in Mississippi and its neighboring states?

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July 28 at 8:00 am
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Ronnieís Smothered Crabs

Ronnie Sampey said this dish came from “old man Percy Broussard,” whom he got to know 14 years ago.

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July 27 at 12:00 pm
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Simradís new Halo radar solves problems

Some things about radar that used to be considered common knowledge are no longer valid — and some, of course, never were.

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July 24 at 3:00 pm
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Tips to keep bream fishing hot all summer

Freddie McMullen is a bream-catching expert, who honed his skills on Louisiana’s Black Bayou Lake. Here are his tips for filling the ice chest every time you hit the water:

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July 24 at 7:00 am
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Hot July bassing at Pickwick Lake

I like Pickwick in July because the bass will be schooled-up, holding on the river channel. As long as the current’s running, you can catch bass all day.

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July 23 at 12:00 pm
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Rez jugging, trotline regs unified

Regulation changes made months apart by Barnett Reservoir officials and last week by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have unified the law regarding trotlining and jugging in the Pelahatchie Bay area of the 33,000-acre lake near Jackson.

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July 23 at 8:00 am
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Two saltwater records certified

Though 99 percent of fishermen, even those die-hards who prowl the coastal waters off Mississippi, couldn’t identify either of the two fish, the Commission on Marine Resources gave them recognition we can all understand — state records.

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July 22 at 3:00 pm
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7 steps to clean trout

Admit it: The worst part of a fishing trip is not finding trout, but cleaning the day’s catch.

Yeah, we all say it’s part of the experience, but few people really like getting their hands full of slim and fish guts.

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July 22 at 7:00 am
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How to avoid buying ice

I grew up bream fishing with my parents, and they never bought ice. Instead, they filled used milk jugs with water, put those in the freezer and grabbed a few the morning of every trip.

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July 21 at 7:00 am
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How to maximize Carolina-rigging

When bass move out of their cool-weather haunts in shallow water, Carolina rigs are perfect tools with which to dredge up fish from the depths.

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July 20 at 12:00 pm
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Know how to pick the right topwater

Using topwater lures to catch fish is a favorite technique of many fishermen. The lure wobbles across the surface, imitating a thrashing, wounded baitfish, and the strikes come in knee-weakening violence.

But knowing which baits to choose under different circumstances is a key to success.

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July 20 at 7:00 am
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Time to tune up for bow season

With archery season a couple of calendar pages away, there’s no better time to get your bow out and begin to get ready, said pro shooter and archery shop owner Robert Brookman of Advance, N.C.

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July 19 at 12:00 pm
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Never break your pull rope again

Breaking the pull rope on a trolling motor is madding, especially since it makes getting the motor up and down difficult for the rest of the trip.

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July 18 at 7:00 am
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Trolling for catfish: Slinky weight is key

Winter and spring catfishing generally involves site-specific fishing tactics such as anchored down, cut bait fishing.†

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July 17 at 8:00 pm
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Frabillís Min-O-Life keeps minnows lively

Summertime fishing frequently means crappie anglers will use either live bait or a combination of plastic jigs tipped with minnows, and keeping the tiny fish alive has been a priority difficult to achieve in the Mississippi heat.

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July 17 at 12:00 pm
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Best bream baits and tackle

There is no shame in using a cane pole with live bait, a combination that has fed many a hungry stomach.†

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July 17 at 8:30 am
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