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Fishing live shiners for bass

Live shiner fishing for trophy-sized largemouth bass came to fame back in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Florida anglers learned that trophy largemouth bass could be caught early in the year by offering one big bait to tempt bass that may feed only once or twice per day in colder water. 

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February 26 at 12:00 pm
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Missing canoeist found under bridge

What began as a leisurely fishing trip to a new area turned into a nightmare for the friends and family of a Perry County man who wound up spending the night in his canoe below the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge.

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February 24 at 8:45 pm
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SC pro Casey Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, his home lake

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a homerun on Sunday, fishing on his home water, to the cheers of an adoring, hometown crowd, winning the Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of better than 20 pounds.

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February 22 at 7:15 pm
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Five winter bass-fishing lures you need to try

February can be a tricky month to fish bass, but Strike King bass pro James Niggemeyer doesn’t have the option to sit home and wait for more-stable conditions. So he has found lures produced by his sponsor that will produce bites from fish in late-winter and prespawn patterns.

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February 22 at 7:00 am
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Takahiro Omori owns Bassmaster Classic lead after Day 2

The final round of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic promises to be exciting, with less than 4 pounds separating the top 10 anglers.

Going into the finale, former Classic champion Takahiro Omori moved into possession of the lead after weighing in 16 pounds, 11 ounces today to give him a two-day total of 31-11. But that's only 2 ounces ahead of Day 2 leader Dean Rojas.

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February 21 at 8:27 pm
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Mississippi anglers rally in 2015 Bassmaster Classic, fail to advance

For two of the three Bassmaster Classic qualifiers from Mississippi, the second day of the event on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell was a big improvement. For the third, well, it was an experience.

Unfortunately, none of the Magnolia anglers made the top 25 cut, so their Classic is over.

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February 21 at 6:25 pm
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How to hook a minnow

While fishing a Crappie Masters tournament several years ago, an observer asked veteran angler Whitey Outlaw about the way he hooked a minnow on his jig.

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February 21 at 7:00 am
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Rojas takes Day 1 lead in 2015 Bassmaster Classic

The 2015 Bassmaster Classic kicked off this morning with tempeatures hovering at about 10 degrees at Lake Hartwell, officially making it the coldest B.A.S.S. championship on record.

But if the frigid weather affected the anglers you can't tell by the weights turned in after the first day of competition.

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February 20 at 8:04 pm
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Jones leads Mississippi contingent in 2015 Bassmaster Classic

It took three bass pros from Mississippi to come up with one five-fish limit in today's first round of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. Even more unfortunate? Only two of them contributed.

B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Teb Jones of Hattiesburg had the best day of the Magnolia State’s contingent with three bass that weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, putting him in 33rd place in the three-day tournament.

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February 20 at 6:54 pm
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Tips from a crappie killer

Part of Glynn Lavergne’s secret to success with slab crappie has to do with the very sensitive tackle he uses to entice fish.

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February 20 at 12:00 pm
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Hunter shoots 10-pointer with four distinct antlers

With a nickname like ‘Bone,” it just makes sense that Seburn Coker would be the guy to shoot a buck with four antlers - and lots of bone - protruding from its skull.

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February 20 at 8:00 am
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Elias, Pace, Jones prep for frigid Bassmaster Classic

Paul Elias feels like he’s found the fountain of youth, Teb Jones doesn’t know what to make of all the snow and ice, and Cliff Pace is just glad to be in Greenville, S.C., for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic that opens tomorrow on Lake Hartwell.

That pretty well sums up the feelings of the three-man contingent from Mississippi that will head out in search of a big chunk of the $1.05 million purse over the next three days.

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February 19 at 4:46 pm
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 19 at 12:00 pm
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 7:00 am
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Christmas Day yields 15-point Hinds County rack

You’ve got to give Doug Miller credit for being brave, if not crazy.

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February 18 at 3:00 pm
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Biloxi man catches world record lionfish

Jason Jones had thoughts of big game fish — tuna, amberjack, wahoo and maybe even vermillion snapper — when he went fishing last weekend in the Gulf of Mexico.

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February 18 at 7:00 am
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