On Maynor Creek, a 500-acre lake near Waynesboro, bass are generally holding shallow this month. The grass breaking up makes accessible sections of the lake that have been almost inaccessible to anglers earlier in the year; you can see baitfish concentrating in the grass and be able to catch the big bass that have been holding deep in the grass earlier in the year.
Jon Miller, a new Sportsman Field Reporter, knocks this instructional fall speckled trout video out-of-the-park. He launched out of Hopedale, La., last week and had a great trip. More importantly, Jon shows in great detail how to catch specks from October through January. The weather pattern for the next couple of weeks fits perfectly with this video.
Hard-sided tackle boxes are so 80s! They are bulky and create a lot of wasted space. And if you’re using mostly soft-plastic lures, it’s inconvenient to store them in hard tackle boxes while keeping them in their factory bags.
Acting on the advice of aquatic vegetation experts, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District declared an emergency related to the outbreak of the invasive plant giant salvinia and closed the Pelahatchie Bay area of Barnett Reservoir to all public boating.
One bonus of the October arrival of hunting seasons is decreased fishing pressure on inland and coastal waters of Mississippi. That it coincides with a time when many saltwater and freshwater species are entering major feeding periods creates an ideal situation for hard-core anglers.
Lake Okissa near Brookhaven, Mississippi is the stop for this week's episode of Sportsman TV. Host Greg Hackney got together with Bernie Reed, the owner of Reed's Metals. Hackney was excited to discover a lake with deep water within a couple hour drive of his house.