• March 2009 - Volume 11, Number 8


    Cold weather resulted in a lot of trophy bucks being killed this fall and winter. Here are the stories of how some hunters scored big during the season.

    Mississippi’s run of trophy bucks continues. Here are some of the monsters that skilled and, sometimes, lucky hunters took this season.

    Brush up on your calling techniques to put a big Magnolia State bird on the ground this season.

    “One call, that’s all!” is the slogan used by a prominent personal-injury attorney on billboards and television commercials in the Jackson area. With a slogan like that, you can bet that Richard Schwartz isn’t a turkey hunter.

    For more than 30 years, Roger Gant’s been fishing sideways for Pickwick crappie, and he’s still loading the box with slabs. Copy his technique, and you’ll do the same.

    Many years ago while fishing Pickwick Lake with his father, Roger Gant of Corinth made a startling discovery after he laid his rod down and let the boat drift across the lake.

    Like Capt. Jack Sparrow’s favorite ship, this ultra-productive fishery is a diamond in the rough.

    Susan Gregory eased the trolling motor into the water, and began probing the brackish waters of Cowan Bayou on the Lower Pearl much like a skilled surgeon.

    Enid Lake in March is about as productive as crappie fishing can be.

    Handling five to eight fishing poles with tips bent each from the weight of fish on all at the same time is some pretty good fishing action. In fact, it’s the most fever-pitched crappie action this angler has ever run into.

    If you can't fill a stringer with crappie this month, you need to just give up.