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2015-16 deer seasons proposed

Unlike the previous few seasons, when new regulations and dates were included, Mississippi’s deer hunters will only a see a few minor changes in the 2015-16 season, and those are caused by the calendar.

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May 21 at 8:00 am
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Top tips for trout success

A person can’t successfully charter fish for 28 years without accumulating a bag of tricks. Zutie Auenson, who fishes out of Grand Isle, is no exception. Here are some of his favorite tactics to stay on trout:

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May 21 at 7:30 am
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Sugar rush: Speckled trout bite gummy worms

When Bob Bateman nestled the bow of the boat against the grassy bank and reached for a rod rigged with an oval popping cork, I knew he was going after speckled trout.

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May 20 at 12:00 pm
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Find the right grass for heavy stringers

Grass is grass is grass to many anglers, but Matt Loetscher knows that’s not really the case — there are some keys to finding the beds of vegetation most likely to hold big bass.

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May 20 at 7:30 am
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Surprise: Snag starts swimming off

EAGLE LAKE — When I felt something hit my lure hard, instinctively, I set the hook.

What followed was comical, a bit sobering and never forgotten.

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May 19 at 12:00 pm
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CCA STAR kicks off

The CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo begins on May 23 and includes the waters along the Mississippi Coast.

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May 19 at 8:00 am
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Six trout baits you have to have

May is when everything really begins to come together to produce great trout fishing conditions. Warming weather pushes water temps up. The rivers begin to subside from spring rains and snow melts up north.

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May 19 at 7:30 am
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Swimbait hook transforms craw worms

While chatting with Z-Man’s Glenn Young during the recent Louisiana Sportsman Show, I picked up one of the rod segments and started hopping one of the lures in the booth’s water tank.

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May 18 at 7:30 am
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Fishing: We’ve got it, go get it

Redfish, speckled trout, white trout, ground mullet, croaker, flounder, black tip shark and even a big ol’ blue crab.

Largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, bluegill, redear, green sunfish, goggle eye and long-eared sunfish.

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May 15 at 12:00 pm
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State lakes full of channel cats

Mississippi fishermen are blessed with a system of state lakes and state park lakes managed by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks that, while popular with some locals, remain some of our most underutilized recreational resources.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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May means bream

May is a big month for bream fishing, with a peak of bedding activity for the popular bluegill. The state’s thousands of stock ponds and lakes, its river oxbows, public lakes and even its streams are all great places to toss crickets under bobbers and catch a mess of fish.

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May 15 at 7:30 am
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Key on the pads at Ross Barnett

This month bass should have completed spawning, be moving out of the lily pads and toward their deepwater summer patterns, and schooling in and on the edges of the lily pads, as well as in open water.

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May 14 at 12:00 pm
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State’s first spring squirrel season opens Friday

Nearly a decade in the making, Mississippi’s first spring squirrel season will open statewide on Friday (May 15) and offer small game enthusiasts the opportunity to ...

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May 14 at 8:00 am
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Kayaks can be accessorized to fit the angler

When it comes to kayaks for fishing, Dwayne Walley says there are only two basic types — those that you sit in and those that you sit on, and 90 percent of those used for angling are in the latter group.

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May 13 at 12:00 pm
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Good to eat and fun to catch

I love to eat. Based on my svelte 290-pound physique you wouldn’t know it, but I do.

One of my favorite dishes is a whole flounder broiled to delicious goodness with lump crabmeat stuffed in a slit along the backbone.

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May 13 at 8:00 am
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You can’t make stuff like this up

Fishermen are known to tell tall tales — we all know that. How do you know when a fisherman is telling a lie? His lips are moving — right?

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May 12 at 12:00 pm
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