The water of Neshoba County Lake exploded when a huge bass smashed Tyler Temple’s black plastic frog.
The angler waited a split second until he could feel the fish pull against his rod tip, and then he set the hook deep into the jaws of the big largemouth. The enraged fish began to fight, splashing a second time before diving for the cover of its “salad patch” home.
Land and wildlife managers have accepted the value of summer food plots as a long-term tool in deer management, providing nutrition for deer at the time when bucks are growing antlers and does are preparing to or are already feeding fawns.
As with any endeavor these summer plots, which are planted in the spring, can be as simple or involved as you wish them to be. If you have a fall plot or plots already then you are ahead of the game, and if you will be clearing or improving an existing plot, then you’re in for a bit more work.