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VIDEO: Is this a world-record tuna?

The heaviest tuna I ever landed was a roughly 115-pound yellowfin. But the meanest one was a 90-pounder that almost killed me. I mean the danged thing just refused to give up, and I almost threw the rod, reel and stand-up belt overboard in capitulation.

So I can't imagine hooking into the monstrous tuna videoed by a remotely operated vehicle inspecting a deepwater Gulf of Mexico rig.

Watch the attached video to see this brutish fish, which has been estimated to be 18 feet long.

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August 24 at 3:30 pm
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Calling Panther closed to boats

One of Mississippi’s most popular public fishing lakes will be off limits, at least for boaters, for the next few months after being lowered to prepare for work to make Calling Panther Lake more “user friendly.”

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August 24 at 10:00 am
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Tips for better fish mounts

Just from the bite you can tell it’s a good one — far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. 

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August 24 at 7:00 am
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Use this netting to hide your duck blinds

It might be 95 degrees with almost 100-percent humidity now, but believe it or not, teal season starts next month — so it’s actually not too early to start thinking about taking care of your duck blind.

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August 22 at 7:00 am
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Youngster launches jig company

David’s Custom Tackle launched in the spring of 2014 after David Sanders had an epiphany while pouring jigs with his father.

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August 21 at 8:00 am
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The key to summertime crappie limits

If you think the only way to catch summertime crappie is to sink minnows and jigs in the shade under docks or fish around brush piles in deep water, Jerry Neeley has a surprise for you.

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August 21 at 7:00 am
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Commission gives OK to baiting deer

In a surprise move Wednesday, the state’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks gave its approval to baiting deer in Mississippi, at least during gun season.

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August 20 at 4:00 pm
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Shopping local assures best fit

Ken Lancaster knows a bit about archery, including the horizontal type, having served as a past manager of the archery department at Van’s Sporting Goods in Brandon and now a host on the TV show Antler Insanity, and he understands the difficulty one might face in making a big switch in bow hunting gear.

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August 20 at 8:00 am
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The right equation for doormat flounder

Dale Collins knows the equation for great late-summer flounder fishing.

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August 20 at 7:00 am
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MicroWave guides no gimmick

I’d heard of American Tackle Company’s MicroWave guides, but figured they were just gimmicks.

I mean, they just look so weird — really a guide within a guide.

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August 19 at 7:00 am
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Two new saltwater records approved

Mississippi has a new state record for mangrove — or gray — snapper, and a lot of fishermen now have a realistic goal for reincarnation.

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August 18 at 5:00 pm
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How to save your reel

I’m a little hard on my tackle. I’ve been known to step on my rods and twist the eyes, and my reels? Well, let’s just say I pretty much ignore them as long as they work.

So, no, I don’t clean my reels.

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August 18 at 7:00 am
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Small waters, big worms, large bass

Dan Smith called his shot, spotting the log he’d been searching for over an hour, on the deep part of a flat in the 30-acre lake.

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August 17 at 12:00 pm
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Find food sources for opening-day success

With the opening of deer seasons approaching in a few weeks, hunters need to start finding the major food sources that whitetails are using, set up stands along the trails they take to that food and then stay the heck away until opening day.

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August 17 at 7:00 am
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Use a snell knot for more offshore hookups

Sometimes little things can make a big difference in fishing, and Capt. Tommy Pellegrin firmly believes snelling circle hooks offshore has a direct correlation to the number of fish coming over his gunnels.

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August 16 at 7:00 am
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Fishing: Reduce the heat

There are basically three ways to reduce the brutal toll that Mississippi’s August heat and humidity can put on the human body — change times, stay on the move, be successful.

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August 14 at 7:00 am
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