• July 2008 - Volume 10, Number 12


    Cliff Pace used techniques hones in the Magnolia State to load his boat at the 2008 Bassmaster Classic.

    Cliff Pace of Petal not only made his way to the major league of bass fishing, but he almost won the 2008 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

    Anglers have only begun to scratch the surface of effective ways to fish these versatile soft plastics.

    Bass anglers are never satisfied with the lures that reside in their tackle boxes. In an effort to gain the upper hand over everybody else on the lake, they become amateur cosmetic surgeons who shave, clip and snip legs, arms and lips.

    Learn to effectively fish the islands, and you’ll never want to do anything else.

    Just as my D.O.A. Shrimp hit the water, I felt as though my cast had landed on the caboose of a runaway freight train. The rod pretzelled, and the line came off the reel as the drag sang a high-pitched tune.

    Got nowhere to hunt doves this season? Well, you do now.

    Q: What would make a man like Wayne Edwards of Meridian, who hasn’t dove hunted since 1986, drive 60 miles to get back into the sport?

    Now’s the time to take the steps to guarantee a healthy, thriving deer population in your neck of the woods.

    Most deer hunters never dreamed that growing big bucks meant producing a lot more than just antlers. At one time, all it took to harvest a big buck or just a fat doe for the freezer was little more than climbing into a treestand to execute a pretty bland hunting strategy.

    Don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s too hot to catch slab crappie on Lake Enid this month. They’re laying around just waiting for you.

    The sun was just getting up as Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman reversed their boat away from Water Valley Ramp and motored out of Billy’s Creek. It was hot already and promised to be even hotter as the day wore on.

    Deer season will be here before you know it. Now's the time to make sure yours will be a good one.