• March 2016 - Volume 18, Number 3

    Features

    Considered the best destination for catching trophy slab crappie, wade on into Grenada Lake — ‘Home of the 3-Pound Crappie.’ Here’s all you need to know.

    Grenada Lake lays claim to producing more trophy-sized crappie than any other fishery in the country, earning the nickname “Home of the 3-Pound Crappie” bestowed by a local tourism board.

    When you head to the turkey woods this month, will you have everything you need to down a gobbler? These proven turkey killers share their equipment lists to help up your odds of success.

    If it’s spring, Chad Newcomer is on the move, chasing gobblers from Mississippi to Nebraska — and several spots in between — with an intense passion and skilled precision.

    There are a lot of newfangled ways to catch bass, but the tried-and-true tactics will still put fish in the boat. These anglers share their old patterns to catch lunkers across the state.

    Heading into the second round of the March 2015 Bassmaster Central Open on Barnett Reservoir, Gene Bishop had 8 pounds and was on the outside looking in at a possible paycheck.

    After long months of anticipation, opening day of turkey season is upon us. Here are some tips to help you put a bird on the ground right out of the gate.

    Last turkey season began with the typical dawn chorus of bird songs, greeting the hunter hoping to score on opening day. 

    Follow along with proven turkey killer Scott Ellis to learn his tips on tagging out.

    Scott Ellis struck out on a late-afternoon mission to fire up some tough turkeys while stopping every 200 yards or so to call, hoping to get a shock-gobble from a battle-worn tom. 

    Are you ready for the opening of turkey season? This issue has everything you need to score on a bird early.