• May 2009 - Volume 11, Number 10


    Crappie at these two lakes spawn later than those in the rest of Mississippi, creating great May opportunities for anglers.

    “Crappie eat every day” is a mantra that keeps a lot of anglers going when the going gets tough. It’s a way of breaking things down to their most basic form and realizing that no matter how hot it is or how cold it is or how whatever it is, somewhere there are fish that are willing to bite.

    If you’ve got too many coyotes on your hunting land, Mississippi’s new regulations are like a gift box from Acme.

    Two Mississippi hunters slipped into the moonlit field with quiet footfalls and talking only in whispers. One leaned a .270 against a corner fence post, and the other strung out wire to a remote speaker that was part of an electronic calling system.

    This is the best time of year to target line-stripping cats. Use these methods, and you’ll be having a finger-licking feast.

    Beginning somewhere about mid to late April, an absolute madness falls upon countless bodies of water across Mississippi. It is a frenzy, a panic of sorts that can keep the angler occupied for hours at a time. It can be intense.

    Follow this expert’s Kemper Lake guide, and you’ll be putting checks on the good side of the ledger.

    Jeff Collum located the submerged roadbed on Kemper Lake with the help of his Rapala DT16, a good LCR and a little firsthand knowledge of the lake bottom.

    If you’re thinking of puchasing or leasing land for deer hunting, there are a few steps you should take to make sure you’re getting what you pay for.

    Good deer hunting land is getting more and more difficult to locate and secure. Much of the time, if it is a proven prime whitetail property with a well-established reputation for producing quality deer, the place is out of the price range of the average hunter.

    Follow this crew’s tactics, and you’ll have these enigmatic fish eating out of your hand.

    Thirty-five miles south of Horn Island in the Gulf of Mexico, we spotted a jack-up rig that seemed to be calling our names. As we approached it, we saw what we’d hoped — two cobia, a 40-pounder and a 10-pounder.

    The month of May was made for catfish anglers, and Mississippi is abounding with options.