The best 110 bass fishermen in the world will hit Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland April 27-30, casting for big fish and a $100,000 top prize in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series tournament.
Mississippi’s top crappie lakes are well documented, gaining national exposure as some of the best in the country — Grenada, Sardis, Arkabutla, Enid (which has held the world record for white crappie since 1955), Washington and Ross Barnett.
When FLW Tour pro T-Roy Broussard is buzzing his Strike King Rage Craw over pockets in shallow grass, his go-to color of watermelon red is a good choice for that scenario. But, to make sure his lure maxes out on bass appeal, he’ll dip the tips of his bait’s claws in chartreuse Spike-It dye.
It’s that time of the year. The dogwoods are in bloom, the water is warming, the days are getting longer, and the bass are building nests and spawning. But what triggers the bass spawn? I doubt the blooming dogwoods put the bass in a romantic mood. Is it photoperiod? Temperature?