• Mississippi Fishing

    Protection tips for the summer sun

    If Sly and the Family Stone were writing “Hot Fun in the Summer Time” now instead of back in 1969, chances are there might be a few extra verses about UV exposure, potential skin cancer and the importance of sunscreen.

    June 21 at 6:00am

    Record swordfish worth $325,000

    South Carolina angler Scott Cothran fished the recent 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic aboard the Pay Dirt, one of the 120 boats entered in the June 8-9 event at Biloxi.

    June 20 at 4:00pm

    Make sure your summer is skeeter-free

    What’s the worst part about summer? The heat? Nope. The fresh-out-of-school kids terrorizing the neighborhood? Maybe. In my estimation it’s no one thing but rather hordes of a certain small thing; mosquitoes. The agony of mosquitoes generally starts around the time turkey season is in full swing and continues way too long, into early bow season. However, there’s a remedy that you ought to be familiar with if you aren’t already: Thermacell. I learned what  Thermacell is a few years back on a turkey hunt in Mississippi. Swarms of the blood-suckers were making it impossible for me to sit still and I was fast losing my patience. A buddy said he’d had no problem with them because of a “new-fangled contraption” (as he put it) he kept in his vest. It was a Thermacell, and my life outdoors has changed since I became acquainted with them.

    June 20 at 6:00am

    Red snapper fishing opened Friday

    The continuing saga that is red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico took another strange, but expected turn last Wednesday when fisheries managers from states and federal agencies announced a renewal of opportunity for recreational anglers in federal waters.

    June 19 at 9:00am

    How to fish with a croaker

    Like the pro he is, Capt. Jody Auenson fishes with all types of baits and lures: soft plastics, plugs, live shrimp and cocahoe minnows.

    But he really loves live croakers.

    June 19 at 6:00am

    Pro tips for targeting huge crabs

    Bobbye Sonnier and Dede Isaac are what you might call crabbing connoisseurs — and they put a serious hurting on some monstrous select jumbo crustaceans recently at the Creole Nature Reserve in Cameron Parish, La.

    June 18 at 6:00am

    New app delivers the goods

    Historically, fishing has been behind the times where technology is concerned. Perhaps it’s the laid-back nature of many anglers or maybe it’s due to an unwillingness of folks to want others clued in to their hot spots thanks to an eye in the sky. Whatever the reason might be, we’re catching up with the world at large with technology like Anglr. It might not be for everybody, but if you have even a passing interest in things like how many casts you made throughout a day, when and where you caught fish or how far and where you ran, it’s worth looking into.

    June 15 at 3:30pm

    Can’t catch bait? Then buy it

    While some diehard anglers catch their own shad, wild shiners, or goldfish, but most people must rely on the local bait shop. That’s where Ken Covington comes in. 

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Summer crappie like fast-break approach

    I don’t know about you, but when I think of crappie fishing during June, I picture a laid-back, leisurely affair that feels about as lazy and slow as a Mississippi summer.

    June 15 at 7:00am

    Stay on the right side

    It’s some of the best advice Darold Gleason ever got, and the Toledo Bend guide credits the outcome for much of his personal angling success. 

    June 15 at 7:00am

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