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    Speck fishing closure proposed for January through March

    In a surprise move, Mississippi’s Commission of Marine Resources announced it's intent to implement a three-month recreational closure of trout fishing at their monthly meeting today, according to a Gulfport angler who attended the meeting.

    “The closure shocked the crap out of me,” Alex Smith told Mississippi Sportsman. “It came out of the blue; a commissioner just proposed it, and it was approved.

    “There was no comment. I think people were just shocked.”

    October 18 at 2:32pm

    Until the rut kicks in, keep calling, rattling low key

    Few people in the hunting industry would ever describe Marshall Collette as “understated.”

    The big, garrulous hunter, a long-time pro staff member for companies like Mossy Oak and Quaker Boy, is rarely at a loss for words or opinions.

    October 18 at 6:00am

    Scout by ear when acorns fall

    Most deer hunters scout with their eyes — either watching through binoculars, looking over trail-camera photos or actually in the woods, searching for deer sign.

    October 17 at 6:00am

    Best bets for shallow reds

    Chas Champagne is on the water more than 200 days a year, and when he’s not pursuing speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain you can bet he’s heading for duck ponds in search of feisty redfish.

    October 16 at 6:00am

    Louisiana woman bags Mississippi 13-point brute

    From the sound of it, Monica Gisclair of Cut Off, La., was in the honey hole of all honey holes last weekend at the Louisiana family’s deer camp in Mississippi’s Claiborne County.

    First, she missed a buck on Saturday.

    October 14 at 4:00pm

    Tips for early squirrels

    There are squirrel hunters who hit the woods a couple times each season and knock down a handful of tree rats. And then there are those who are just eaten up with the sport.

    October 14 at 6:00am

    Three Bay Springs bass patterns for October

    In October, Bay Springs Lake is one of my favorite places to fish because cooler weather makes baitfish much more active.

    October 13 at 9:00am

    Drought affecting lakes, food plots

    As thousands of Mississippi deer hunters stare at dry brown dirt where food plots have been planted, fishermen are watching falling water levels at their favorite hot spots.

    October 12 at 2:15pm

    Hunter arrows velvet 8-point near Natchez

    On August 13, Kavon Ghassemi stood in his front yard in Central, La., watching helplessly as more than a foot of muddy water crept into his house during historic flooding.

    October 12 at 10:45am

    How to score on opening day

    Darren Boudreaux loves to deer hunt, so he’ll be in the woods when the bell rings on the 2016-17 season.

    October 12 at 8:45am

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