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Bill would abolish resident license Ponds: Force feed lethargic winter bass The big trout hunt Woman finally gets Carroll County trophy

Tail spinner makes plastic worm irresistible

There are spinner baits and there are plastics. And then there are spinner plastics.

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January 22 at 7:00 am
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Make your own rod sleeves

Anyone with a boat rod locker knows the frustration of digging out rods: It’s almost guaranteed line from half of the rods will be wrapped around the other half of the rods.

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January 21 at 7:00 am
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Clarke County 13-point green scored almost 170 inches

Joey Daugherty scheduled time off to hunt for a trophy buck on his Jan. 15 birthday, but Mother Nature decided to push that plan forward.

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January 20 at 3:00 pm
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Gun season ends — for some — on Wednesday

For the first time ever, this Wednesday’s official close of the final regular gun season will just be a hiccup to the majority of Mississippi’s deer hunters.

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January 19 at 12:00 pm
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Baskets save time when bite is on

Time is of the essence when a school of speckled trout is turned on, and one fishing guide has an easy way to maximize every possible cast and keep more fish coming over the gunnels.

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January 19 at 7:00 am
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Bobber stoppers serve double duty

I was working a craw worm away from the bank for the thousandth time. The only thing different was that my line jumped, and I felt a bit of weight on the terminal end.

I reeled down and set the hook hard, confident I’d be fighting my first bass of the day.

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January 18 at 7:00 am
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Spoons get bass biting in the cold

With cold water dictating a lot of what bass fishermen do in January, there’s one lure that can be counted on for plenty of bites: a jigging spoon.

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January 17 at 7:00 am
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Pair pleads guilty to headlighting

Hunting deer at night in December was a costly adventure for two Warren County men, according to officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

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January 16 at 3:00 pm
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Every brush pile is not the same

Each year, Mr. Y sweetens his pier like a professional gardener. He strategically sinks around it brush treated with fish attractants, thins the brush out to limit snags, and leaves pockets within the vegetation to dunk his minnows and jigs.

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January 16 at 7:00 am
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Blackened venison stoup

Many people believe there is a lot to a name, and if so, this one should get you thinking. I believe it is obvious this has something to do with blackened venison being cooked in a crock pot, but just what the heck is stoup? Stoup is a word I made up to describe this dish, as it has some of the qualities of soup and some of the qualities of stew, but really isn’t quite exactly either.

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January 15 at 8:00 pm
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Get all knotted up — with the slim beauty knot

When fishing braided main line inshore or heavy main line offshore, it’s often necessary to add a leader that is a different diameter — and that can create problems getting the lines joined with a knot that can withstand the pressure of a fighting fish.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Funny video shows why hunters hate squirrels

We've all been sitting in the woods, enjoying the quiet and watching for any sign of that wary buck we've been chasing all season

And then it happens — something that sounds like a bulldozer starts moving through the woods. Is it the buck of your dreams? Is it the neighbor snowplowing the carpet of dry leaves?

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January 14 at 8:30 am
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Don’t forget fishing

If you think January is a good time to leave the rods and reels in storage, then you need to rethink that strategy. The two biggest largemouth bass on record in Mississippi were Anthony Denny’s state record of 18.15 caught on New Year’s Eve in 1992 at Natchez State Park and Jeff Foster’s 17.34-pounder landed on Jan. 3, 2012, at Davis Lake near Houlka.

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January 14 at 7:00 am
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Game fish for sale, game fish for sale!

“Game fish for sale! Right here, right now! Get ’em while they’re hot! Bluegill crispies on a stick, crappie gumbo, and largemouth sushi — all right here — hurry, hurry, hurry — game fish for sale!”

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January 13 at 3:00 pm
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Oswalt’s mainframe 8 goes 204 inches gross

Former Major League All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt wanted his daughter Arlee to take the best buck on his property in Lowndes County, and worked hard on it for two seasons.

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January 12 at 5:00 pm
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Stanford kills second trophy buck of 2014-15 season

Earlier this deer season, Guntown’s Nash Stanford needed and used perseverance to take a trophy public-lands buck on Upper Sardis Wildlife Management Area near Oxford.

Last week, Stanford showed another admirable trait — patience — and took down his second monster buck on his private Pontotoc County hunting lease. His latest deer scored out at almost 145 inches.

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January 12 at 6:00 am
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