• July 2013 - Volume 15, Number 12


    Summer is no time to hide inside sucking up A/C — not when flounder are stacked in the shallows along the coast. Here’s how to take your share of these succulent flat fish.

    Capt. Ronnie Daniels spotted the track from 20 feet away, and noticed it faced south. He picked up the trail from there and within minutes was an arm’s length from his prey.

    Don’t let the heat keep you off Ross Barnett this summer — you might miss out on some of the biggest crappie of the year.

    Well, it’s July and it’s hot. The weather’s hot, the waters hot and, other than brief periods at night or the first couple of hours of daylight, it’s also jet ski/pleasure boat rush hour on the Rez.

    Hit the water with this tournament angler to learn how he fishes this Yazoo River oxbow.

    Terry Bates rammed the throttle down on his Ranger, and we shot up on plane instantly and cruised toward our first stop of the day on Bee Lake just after dawn.

    Sure, you could cast out some stink bait and wait for a catfish to swim by — or you could put out multiple hooks on floating jugs and up your odds of fishing success.

    The age old adage goes “There is more than one way to skin a cat,” but they forgot to mention that first you have to catch the cat.

    Game cameras have long been used to track deer, but add mineral licks to the equation and the results can be deer on the ground.

    Cade Hawkins surveyed the area surrounding his tree stand location shortly after dawn while searching for a trophy buck during a recent bow season.

    Lake Tom Bailey might only measure 182 acres in size, but it offers a lot of fishing — from catfish to panfish to lunker bass.

    Meridian is steeped in history as a railroad town. From the diversity of railroad-related commerce to the Singing Brakeman Jimmy Rogers, the Queen City is the hub of Lauderdale County.

    The summer heat might be oppressive, but crappie are still biting at The Rez -- if you know how to catch them.