• Mississippi Fishing

    “Pick” your peg

    Texas rigging those big worms is a no-brainer for summer fishing, but have you given much thought to the notion of pegging that sinker? Todd Faircloth sure has, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro offers some insight worth considering.

    August 15 at 7:00am

    Ways to catch fish while beating the heat

    The three best ways to reduce the brutal toll that Mississippi’s August heat and humidity can put on fishermen — change times, stay on the move, and, most importantly, be successful.

    The heat is not so bad when fish are biting.

    August 14 at 3:30pm

    Great August fishing awaits you at Ross Barnett

    Because bass don’t have sunscreen, sunglasses or air conditioning, in August, they’re looking for shade and cool water. Ross Barnett Reservoir has numerous lily pads, providing shade and cooler water where the baitfish also can feed on the algae on the lily pads’ bottoms, and big, thick clumps of grass.

    August 13 at 9:00am

    Fish Sensory Systems - Part 2

    Part 1 of this three-part series explored vision. Light travels rapidly through water and, as such, provides real-time information about a fish’s environment. If the fish sees it, it’s there. If it moves, the fish sees it move. As a source of information, chemicals are at the opposite end of the communication spectrum. Chemicals travel slowly and, at best, provide imprecise information about the location of the source. Nevertheless, detection of chemical cues can be very important to feeding.

    August 10 at 8:30am

    Cover

    Summertime is the time to unleash large plastics rigged a variety of ways. Even a shaky head can catch whoppers like this 7 pounder. Photo by David Hunter Jones.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Finding lunker bass in August’s hot water

    When the heat of summer settles over Mississippi, the Bassmaster Elite pros who make a living by bass fishing will be taking a northern turn and fishing on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain in the state of New York and on Lake St. Clair in Michigan.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Long, lanky and in-demand

    Baseball, watermelon, pool parties — if you’re making a list of summer faves, don’t forget that big worm. See, bass bites can be hard to come by during the dog days of summer, as the big green dudes spend most of their time sulking in deep offshore haunts, or in the shadows of docks or large trees. Locked in general lethargy, the fish prefer gobbling one big meal over chasing several smaller ones.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Old Town Next

    Old Town’s newest canoe is a durable, compact one-man fishing machine. It weighs a mere 53 pounds, making it great as a car topper, and measures 11 1/2-feet long. The hull is a 3-layer number, making it rugged and the removable Element seating system is designed with all-day comfort in mind. Average retail is $849. 

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Booyah Flex II

    How many times have you flung a crankbait up toward a levee, riprap bank or dock piling only to have it crack or chip? Those days are over with the introduction of the Booyah Flex II, which has a foam-injected body. This means that the bait is one piece with no fusing or plastic welding. The Flex II has a wire-though design that can handle the burliest of fish and a rattle chamber that’s part of the scooped bill that encourages the bait to hunt.

    August 01 at 7:00am

    Live Target 2017 lineup

    Famed hyper-realistic luremaker LiveTarget has released three new baits for the ICAST tackle tradeshow this past month, the Sunfish, Hollow Body Frog Popper and Hollow Body Mullet. The Sunfish follows the Mullet, Threadfin Shad and others with its flawless look and action while the Hollow Body Frog Popper fills a gap in Live Target’s freshwater lineup that bass and topwater fishermen will love. The Hollow Body Mullet is designed for maximum hookup ratio with a body that collapses on the bite. The Texposed hook also helps the lure remain weedless. Prices range from $10.99- $14.99.

    August 01 at 7:00am

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