• Mississippi Fishing

    Drag chains to tame March weather

    As a multiple national crappie tournament champion, Mike Parrott is no stranger to fishing when he has to. Competition anglers do not have the luxury of choosing when tournaments will be held.

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Wade to find crappie’s hiding places

    While he loves to wade in Mississippi’s big reservoirs, particularly his home lake of Grenada, guide John Harrison of Calhoun City advises anglers not to overlook any body of water as a potential wading spot. 

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Keep seing-head jigs down, keep them slow

    The action of a swing-head jig might be footloose and fancy free, but tackle considerations are firmly rooted in a disciplined approach to effective presentations. 

    March 15 at 8:00am

    Springtime tip: Play the wind, tides

    This month can offer great fishing, but it also can be characterized by howling winds. And that can make fishing difficult — especially along the coast.

    March 15 at 6:00am

    Power vs. action: Choose the right rod

    On the deck of every professional angler’s bass boat lie at least 10 rods for different applications.

    Speckled trout anglers should take notes from the bass guys.

    March 14 at 9:00am

    Cat Island Reef grows thanks to BCT, CCA

    Mississippi’s artificial reef program grew in February, when 207.4 short tons of culverts were deployed at four sites on the Cat Island Reef, thanks to the Building Conservation Trust (BCT) and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).

    March 13 at 3:05pm

    Bogue Homa is March lunker lair

    Depending on the weather, bass spawn early at Bogue Homa in March. An angler probably may have a 5-fish bag weighing 20 to 25 pounds. With those opportunities in mind, how do you go about putting fish in the boat?

    March 13 at 9:00am

    Trout are always on topic

    Alot of conversations on the Gulf Coast start with “Where’s the trout?” It’s a fun way to kick off a conversation, and everyone knows some tall tales are about to be spun. The truth typically comes out somewhere in the mix of boasting and sandbagging.

    March 08 at 9:00am

    The foraging window

    Bass aren’t picky eaters. What they eat boils down to a simple two-step rule: small enough to swallow, big enough to be worth eating. In other words, the forage needs to be within a certain size range, which I call the “foraging window.” 

    March 06 at 9:00am

    14-3: Angler breaks Neshoba County Lake record

    Austin Vowell said he’d fought all the wind he wanted after two hours Tuesday morning, fishing at Neshoba County Lake at Philadelphia, so he decided to quit and fish his way out.

    March 03 at 11:30am

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