• August 2013 - Volume 16, Number 1

    Features

    Sure, it’s August. But there are plenty of bass to be caught in this Lauderdale County lake even when the hottest days of summer arrive.

    Shortly after launching his Triton on Long Creek Reservoir, local tournament angler Eric Seale stopped and worked a shallow, moss-covered shoreline with a chugger-style bait.

    Trail cameras aren’t new technology, but there’s more to using these tools than just walking into the woods and strapping them to trees.

    Wouldn’t it be great to see visual evidence of the bucks roaming your hunting property? How about seeing a collection of does that gather in prime feeding areas, the overall sex ratio diversity of the herd, or just the sheer numbers of deer in a specific area? What about seeing what shows up on a well-worn trail or over a fresh rub or scrape?

    Five years of tagging studies have provided tons of data about crappie in Sardis and Enid lakes, so what have we learned?

    Without a doubt, Mississippi’s crappie fisheries are an important natural resource. They are the backbone of a multi-million-dollar economy that impacts tourism, manufacturing, retail sales and a host of other state businesses.

    The start of the 2013-14 deer season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start getting things at the camp ready. Here are some suggestions.

    It was a hot day for baling hay. But, any day that is right for making hay is going to be a little on the hot side in Mississippi.

    Tripletail have always been summertime guests of the Mississippi coast, but they have only recently become popular sport fish. Here are some tips to land this succulent, hard-fighting species.

    It was staggeringly hot, smotheringly humid and the wind had diminished, leaving a flat Gulf of Mexico that reflected the searing sun right back in our burning faces.

    Hunting season is just around the corner, so it's time to begin your preparations for chasing deer.