The hunting terrain across North Mississippi is some of the most varied in the state. Hunters have an option of taking deer from the lower reaches of the Appalachians to the deep, rich soils along the Mississippi River.
As our canoe drifted toward the shallow shoals of the Chunky River, an angler pitched a Rattlin Chug Bug right to the crest of the shoals and started his retrieve. In a split second the Chug Bug disappeared, and the angler bowed up on a feisty spotted bass.
Few lakes in the state stir the hearts of crappie fishermen like Eagle. An old oxbow, now locked out from the constant fluctuations of Muddy Bayou and the Yazoo River beyond, Eagle Lake is co-managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Eagle Lake Management Board.