EDITOR’S NOTE: In 2012, Phillip Gentry wrote a series of articles for Mississippi Sportsman describing crappie hotspots on 12 destinations across the state. Each month included 10 locations (including GPS coordinates) of where to go and how to catch fish. Our readers’ overwhelming response to the crappie series prompted us to suggest he write a similar series for 2014 for catfish. It will take us from the Tenn-Tom Waterway to the Mighty Mississippi, and all sorts of waters in between. Thanks to the pro and veteran anglers who took Gentry to each and every location and shared not only their secret fishing holes but also their tactics. We hope you enjoy them and use them to catch some fish.
With each dip of his kayak paddle, 13-year-old Grady Gunn glided through the slough on the outskirts of Moorhead toward the last downed gadwall of the morning hunt. By the time the paddler returned to the shoreline, a roar was beginning to build.
If ever the cards are stacked in favor of a deer hunter, it is during the rut. Typically this is the phase of a buck’s life when hormonal trends focus on the business of procreation, with less regard for personal safety. Obviously, with mating involved, the piece of the puzzle fulfilled by the doe component must be considered.