• Mississippi Fishing

    Bassmaster Elite next week at Barnett Reservoir

    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.

    April 17 at 11:45am

    A better anchor

    Although bream fanatic Lyle Soileau definitely uses a standard anchor, he also has another tool to help hold his pontoon boat in place when fishing snag-filled flats.

    April 17 at 6:00am

    Twice as nice: Try these tandem rig tips

    When using a tandem rig — two jigheads or soft plastic lures attached to the same fishing line — anglers need to keep in mind what that presentation looks like to the fish they are targeting.

    April 16 at 6:00am

    The best of the rest of Mississippi’s crappie lakes

    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. 

    April 15 at 7:00am

    A dash of color

    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.

    April 15 at 7:00am

    Ross Barnett’s best bets for April bass

    Several events are happening at Ross Barnett this month that make this lake a super pick.

    April 13 at 9:00am

    Never cut an anchor loose again

    Bream will stack up where tangles of cover are scattered along the lake bottom, and that means anchoring often results in anchor hang-ups.

    April 13 at 6:00am

    Island trout

    It’s April my friends. We finally made it to the time when the trout are cruising the barrier island grass flats and troughs.

    April 10 at 9:00am

    Chinquapins go to bed

    The bedding activity South Mississippi anglers enjoyed in March will be available to bream fishermen in the rest of the state in April.

    That means a lot of smiling faces and hands filled with chinquapins.

    April 10 at 7:00am

    What triggers the largemouth bass spawn?

    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? 

    April 06 at 9:00am

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