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Try Capt. Mike Gallo's drop-shot rig for more springtime specks

When he wants to get the drop on speckled trout, more often than not Capt. Mike Gallo goes with one of his old favorites — the drop-shot rig.

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March 22 at 7:00 am
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The key to beating a neap tide

A neap tide is one that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least. It comes twice a month in the first and third quarters of the moon. The problem with a neap tide … is that it can totally shut the trout bite down.

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March 21 at 7:00 am
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Go old-school for shallow crappie

Melvin Cummings was an expert crappie fishermen 20 years before the words “spider rigging” ever became popular among the crowd that targets slabs — and even though he understands that the concept of multiple-pole trolling is tremendously effective, there’s at least one time of year when he isn’t going to put his single rod down for any reason.

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March 20 at 12:00 pm
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Spring panfish ritual

For 25 years, it has been a spring ritual for one of my favorite fishing partners, Li’l Joe, and me. Sure, we may get together a few times earlier in the year and try to catch a hybrid or two, or maybe a bass and a crappie. 

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March 20 at 8:00 am
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Gator season to undergo major change

Mississippi’s alligator hunting season and permit process will undergo its biggest change in its 10-year history, under a plan approved Wednesday by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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March 19 at 9:00 am
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Lipless crankbaits key to more March bass

Lipless baits and crankbaits like the Shad Rap have been favorite early spring baits among bass fishermen for years because they consistently produce fish.

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March 19 at 7:00 am
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VID: German marksman stacking up running hogs

Hogs are the scrouge of the South nowadays, with swine spreading into every area and generally causing mayhem. They tear up feeders, root up trails and create nasty wallows in bottoms — competing with the deer we all want to hunt.

What we need, according to the attached video, is German hunter Franz-Albrecht Oettingin to make a round through the state and put the smackdown on problem populations.

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March 19 at 7:00 am
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7 tips for killing public gobblers

Shane Johnson dreams of having a nice, turkey-filled private lease. But he’s never had that privilege, so he’s fought the public-land battle for years.

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March 18 at 7:00 am
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Brainard’s boat dock pattern nearly wins

When Jay Brainard figures his expenses for fishing the Bassmaster Central Open on Barnett Reservoir, boat gas won’t be a very big factor for the second place finisher.

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March 17 at 12:00 pm
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Spring boat checkup

If you’re one of those die-hard hunters, it’s a pretty good bet that your boat has been sitting up since you parked it in the garage back in October.

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March 17 at 7:00 am
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Knot of the month: Blood knot

Every angler faces the dilemma of how to tie two lines together. Oftentimes a swivel is chosen, but when you need a streamlined connection that will go through rod eyes, swivels aren’t the answer.

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March 16 at 7:00 am
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March = pre-spawn crappie

In most of Mississippi, the peak of the crappie spawn, that magical time of spring when the popular fish move shallow and are vulnerable, happens in April, but veteran crappie fishermen love March just as much.

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March 15 at 12:00 pm
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Bishop’s winning way — swimming a lizard

It is a pattern nearly as old as Barnett Reservoir, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, swimming a lizard through shallow vegetation to catch pre-spawn bass.

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March 15 at 7:30 am
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Bishop has Classic finish on Barnett

Gene Bishop is going to the 2016 Bassmaster Classic.

“Man, I’m just starting to realize what a big deal this is — I am going to the Classic,” he said, shortly after clinching the B.A.S.S. Central Open on Barnett Reservoir Saturday. “I can’t believe it.

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March 14 at 7:45 pm
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Bishop takes over Open lead

Even Gene Bishop couldn’t believe the bag of bass he caught in Friday’s second round of the Bassmaster Central Open on Barnett Reservoir, but he figures to ponder on it overnight.

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March 13 at 8:33 pm
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McClelland takes Day 1 lead of Central Open with more than 23 pounds

No local fisherman has ever won a Bass Anglers Sportsman Society tournament on Barnett Reservoir, but it could happen this week even though an Arkansas pro took a big lead in Thursday’s opening round of the B.A.S.S. Central Open.

“It is starting to feel like home waters,” said Mike McClelland, whose five-fish limit of 23 pounds, 5 ounces gave him a 15-ounce leader over fellow Arkansan Kevin Short.

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March 12 at 8:53 pm
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