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Rez stripers starting to heat up

It really wasn’t fair last year, since so many bass fishermen were on Barnett Reservoir in September and then October, pre-fishing for the B.A.S.S. Central Open that was held on the lake.

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September 14 at 9:00 am
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Itty-bitty blades find big ol’ fall bass

The cold chill from the early morning boat ride was still numbing the bones when the small white-skirted spinnerbait made its first splash of the day.

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September 12 at 12:00 pm
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Sight-fishing for tripletail

"There he is!," the three of us shouted out in unison as we cruised by what looked like a grey garbage can lid floating behind the crab pot.

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September 11 at 12:00 pm
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Former skeet champ Satterwhite has no Moscow boycott regrets

Editor's Note: This story by Bobby Cleveland was among the first he wrote for Mississippi Sportsman and Ms-sportsman.com, and it features Olympic medalist John Satterwhite, perhaps the most famous competitive shooter in Mississippi's history. Satterwhite died Aug. 22, 2014 at the age of 71 from complications related to a stroke suffered earlier in the year.

A former skeet bronze medalist, Mississippi native John Satterwhite wasn’t surprised at team USA’s early shooting successes at the London Summer Olympics. He feels his country should dominate the shooting sports, and could always have enjoyed golden moments like those produced by Kimberly Rhodes (women’s skeet) and Vincent Hancock (men’s skeet) in these Games.

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September 11 at 9:00 am
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Busy weekend ahead

Now that Mississippians have stocked up courtesy of the first Second Amendment Holiday, or tax-free weekend on hunting equipment, they will quickly get the opportunity to use it.

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September 10 at 12:00 pm
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Elite Series goes nationwide in 2015

Think bass fishin’ is a sport for Bubba and the boys?

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September 09 at 12:30 pm
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Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Editor's Note: This recipe is courtesy of Patricia Smith. Her husband Steve is a full-time charter fishing guide.

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September 08 at 12:00 pm
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Bowfin: An ancient fish with an attitude

Grinnel, mudfish, dogfish, beaverfish, blackfish, cottonfish, cypress trout, lawyer, choupique, scaled ling, marshfish, speckled cat — just some of the local names for a fish whose official common name is bowfin.

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September 05 at 12:00 pm
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Public-arena dove hunts

At one time, dove hunting was a really big thing in Mississippi. This was especially the case up in the Delta region of the state on big farming operations.

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September 04 at 12:30 pm
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No sales tax on hunting equipment this weekend

Sportsmen get a sales tax break during the first “Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend” that starts Friday statewide.

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September 03 at 12:00 pm
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Gator record now at 792 pounds

Give Scott Berry credit for his gator hunting skills; just don’t make it official credit.

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September 02 at 12:00 pm
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State-record alligator killed opening night of season

It didn’t take long for Mississippi’s state alligator record to fall.

Last night — opening night of the public waters season — three friends hunting together in the Southwest Zone took a 756-pound gator in an area they couldn’t, or wouldn’t, identify.

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August 30 at 4:18 pm
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The revival of Okatibbee Reservoir

Okatibbee Reservoir is located seven miles northwest of Meridian, encompasses 4,144 acres and is part of the Pat Harrison Waterway.

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August 29 at 8:00 am
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Storm watch: Be careful, but also take advantage

A constant concern for summer bass fishing is the afternoon thunderstorm, and savvy bass anglers know that such weather can positively influence the bite.

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August 28 at 8:00 am
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Getting geared for gators

Before teams hit the water for Mississippi’s public alligator season, they search the stores and the Internet to find the gear they will need to tangle with giant reptiles that can exceed 14 feet in length and 700 pounds in weight.

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August 27 at 5:00 pm
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A list for this, a list for that

A mistake made deer hunting — whether it be forgotten gear, failure to maintain equipment, not pitching in to help around camp or failing to monitor any and all the aspects required for a successful hunt — can be forgiven the first time.

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August 26 at 5:00 pm
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