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How to maintain a spinning reel

I’ve had a lifelong distaste for spinning tackle. I have never learned to use it for any accurate casting, and the infernal loops that form in the reel spool drive me nuts.

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July 17 at 12:00 pm
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Tips to prevent infection

Dr. Jay Grimes, Professor of Marine Microbiology at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs said any wound exposed to warm salt water should be treated immediately and recommends these steps:

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July 17 at 7:30 am
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Death increases focus on bacterial threat

Last week’s death of an Ocean Springs man within days of an infection of vibrio vulnificus has brought more attention to the seriousness of the flesh-eating bacteria to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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July 16 at 7:30 am
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Death blamed on flesh-eating bacteria

An Ocean Springs man who spent a lot of his life in the Gulf of Mexico was killed by bacteria that attacked his body after spending a day in those very same waters.

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July 15 at 2:00 pm
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Commission confirms 90-day dove season

Mississippi’s 2014-15 dove season structure, which includes both good and bad news, received final confirmation from the state’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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July 15 at 12:00 pm
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July’s best fishing trips

Think it’s too hot to fish in July? Heck, the fishing’s too hot to not go, and here’s five of the best choices for the month.

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July 15 at 7:30 am
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Seven tips for beach-fishing success

Summer heat means speckled trout will be moving from the marshes and bays, stacking up along the beaches of the coast.

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July 14 at 7:30 am
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Teen wins Deep Sea Rodeo title

As years go, 2014 has been a keeper for young Corin Knight of Slidell, La., and it’s the kind that can make a daddy very proud.

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July 11 at 12:00 pm
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Stocking starts at Percy Quin State Park

While bream fishing reports are good at many of the honey holes in its state lakes system, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has announced a big step in the comeback in one of its hot spots.

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July 11 at 7:30 am
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What tournaments can teach you

The Magnolia Crappie Club fished our 23rd annual state championship the last weekend in May. Thirty-seven teams qualified by fishing in seven out of our nine regular-season tournaments, and competed for bragging rights and over $20,000 in cash prize money in a two-day event held on Sardis and Enid Reservoirs.

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July 10 at 8:00 pm
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Warning: Leave fawns alone

It’s summer in Mississippi, and with it comes the annual warning from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks:

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July 10 at 7:30 am
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Pond management workshop July 15

To assist South Mississippi landowners with their private fishing holes, the Fisheries Bureau of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host a free pond management workshop July 15 at Paul B. Johnson State Park.

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July 09 at 8:00 am
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Marine Patrol issues 8 BUIs over holidays

A week after the Operation Dry Water campaign to promote alcohol-free boating, officers with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Marine Patrol backed it up with increased presence on the coastal waters over the long July 4 weekend.

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July 08 at 5:00 pm
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VIDEO: Hogs attack hunters

Hunting is often described by the unitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it's not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.

And then there's hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen — as this video so aptly shows.

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July 08 at 1:34 pm
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Fluctuating crappie populations in fluctuating reservoirs Part II

Mississippi’s flood-control reservoirs — Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada — provide outstanding crappie fishing. But like crappie fisheries everywhere, the quality of the fishing in any one of these lakes varies widely from year to year.

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July 08 at 8:00 am
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Horn of plenty

July is the peak of barrier island fun on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. One of my favorite islands to hit is Horn Island, which is approximately 12 miles long and sits 12 miles southeast of my hometown of Ocean Springs.

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July 07 at 12:00 pm
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