• August 2014 - Volume 17, Number 1

    Features

    A canoe trip provides red-hot spotted bass action on this beautiful stream.

    Bam! Not long after Johnny Cumberland slid his canoe into Okatibbee Creek at the crack of dawn, a bass smashed his Rebel Crawfish crankbait and dove down into the swift current. 

    This coastal group joins growing legion of Mississippi alligator hunters. Here’s how they catch big, reptilian monsters.

    What do a couple of computer gurus, a mom and a pipe fitter do to occupy their time on muggy summer nights?

    Having the right bait — skipjack herring — and finding deep holes are the keys to unlocking the Big Muddy at Mayersville

    Editor’s Note: The eighth stop on our year-long Catfish Hotspots tour takes us back to the Mississippi River, where despite the sweltering summertime heat, fishermen can go deep and find the big ones.

    Pat and Jay Pickle of Rolling Fork are a father-son fishing team that has been running the Mississippi River together for trophy catfish for most of their lives.

    Avoid these deer-hunting mistakes that can ruin the experience for you and your friends.

    Even when the deer hunter does everything he or she thinks is correct, plenty of things can and usually do go wrong on a whitetail hunt. 

    Summer heat doesn’t always mean bass move into deeper offshore waters. These pros know there are always quality fish in the shallows.


    So on our list of summertime favorites, we find cookouts, lemonade and offshore bass fishing. 

    Hunting season is right around the corner, so it's time to brush up on what not to do in pursuit of that giant deer.