• May 2017 - Volume 19, Number 5

    Features

    Big game may have peaked, but there’s plenty of action to find

    For many crappie anglers, fishing the post-spawn season is a lot like heading back to the car after the big game. The excitement is over and the place is a shambles.

    Capt. Earl can’t make a living doing it, but he sure loves it.

    Capt. Robert Earl McDaniel warned we were in for a long day on the Gulf of Mexico, doing what we were planning to do, which was chum for giant spawning cobia on shallow sand bars in early May. 

    Young woman joins the legion; Barnett provides hot action

    Hannah Barron dove underwater hoping to feel a big catfish in a wooden box, and she got just what she wanted.

    Randomness of rocks helps pinpoint hot spots

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines riprap as “a foundation or sustaining wall of stones or chunks of concrete thrown together without order.”

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    It’s a bunch of rocks; how difficult can it be? 

    All areas have May hot spots nearby.

    May is a month of great promise. 

    High school seniors are about to start a great new life of learning. College graduates are embarking on careers and setting courses for their lives. 

    Mississippi is one of the best bass fishing states in the nation, and we’ve got the lowdown on the best lakes. Photo by David Hunter Jones.