• June 2007 - Volume 9, Number 11

    Features

    Banking on bream can make for exciting fishing in the Magnolia State.

    With the moon shining full in the morning sky, it was prime time for catching spawning bluegills on fly tackle.

    Fishing the swift waters below Pickwick’s dam, striper anglers from Mississippi and several other states regularly enjoy great action.

    The Tennessee River, which forms Pickwick Lake, runs through Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

    A well-attuned bass angler can wear out his wrist this month on Ross Barnett.

    At the crack of dawn, pro bass fisherman James Buchanan slipped his boat into the calm waters of Ross Barnett Reservoir just north of Highway 43 and headed upriver.

    Leasing your own hunting sanctuary can be rewarding — if you do your homework.

    As I drove across the property, it was love at first sight. The location was ideal — less than five miles outside town from my home. The habitat was a mixture of hardwoods, pine ridges, ponds, creeks, and open pasture interspersed among a network of timber islands. The place could not have been laid out better for deer hunting.

    The lower Pascagoula River is an underfished hotspot for redfish and speckled trout, and the fish there just love topwater plugs.

    A light wind from the southeast rippled the surface of the steely, gray-blue water as Capt. Barry Brown eased his 19-foot bay boat into position. Beneath us, in the brackish waters of the lower Pascagoula River, swam both huge redfish and oversized speckled trout.