Plop! The first cast of a worm-filled hook, sinker and small cork hit the shallow water of the Old Natchez Trace Lake at Trace State Park with a light sound.
The Styrofoam float wiggled a few times as the tackle and worm wad beneath it fluttered down toward the bottom, finally settling for a millisecond before ….
Pickwick Lake on Mississippi’s northeast border with Alabama and Tennessee has earned a solid reputation as a crappie fishery, and its deep, clear and cool waters present anglers a different challenge.
It is no secret that Mississippi has turkeys — lots of them.
That, and its early season, is why a lot of hunters, including many from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky, compete with resident hunters for the thrill of the call and the gobble.
Brock Mosley zipped a crankbait across the shallow flats and cranked it down until it was bumping the bottom and glancing off stumps and brush tops.
Turkeys have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to kill, especially for novices hunters.
But with enough time spent in the woods it’s likely you can consistently bag birds each spring.
With the peak of turkey season upon us, learn how to think like a tom to put one on the ground.