• Mississippi Fishing

    Tangle-free topwaters & can’t-miss inshore colors

    There’s nothing quite like the excitement of seeing trout or redfish explode on a topwater plug. Conversely, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as heaving your bit out, twitching it only to have it drag across the surface, like a snagged branch. Capt. Marty LaCoste has a simple and effective way to keep you from snagging on the hooks; a heavy monofilament leader.

    May 17 at 6:00am

    Guide tip: Use Super Glue to lock soft plastics to jigheads

    If your tackle box is busting at the seams with rarely used corks, sinkers, hooks, line, soft plastics, topwater lures, jigheads and other items collected over years of wandering the aisles of your favorite outdoor store, make a little room for an item that might actually help you catch a few more fish: A small tube of Super Glue.

    May 16 at 6:00am

    Got docks? Hit ’em if you do

    Boat docks and piers are also great post-spawn locations as crappie gravitate to docks adjacent to deep water. Docks provide food, shade and security for spawn-weary fish.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Troll or cast the post-spawn? Why not both?

    National crappie tournament champions Ronnie Capps and Steve Coleman have earned themselves the reputation for being diehard tight-line trollers, but they describe a twist that one or both of them may use during the post-spawn to pick off male who are sticking tight to the nest during the post-spawn to guard fry.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Post-spawn success requires versatility

    Magnolia Crappie Club member Hugh Krutz said one of the biggest mistakes he sees when crappie anglers take to the water during the post-spawn is only fishing the way the angler wants to fish for them.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Flounder in 90 feet? You bet!

    When the piece of cut bait hit the water, followed quickly by and then rapidly passed by a 6-ounce weight, I started counting down as line peeled off the reel. 

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Staying up on current events

    Using Ross Barnett Reservoir as an example, FLW Tour pro Pete Ponds of Gluckstadt points to spillways as some of the best riprap spots you’ll find. Draining backwaters through sub-highway pipes, these flushing points reach open water through culverts buttressed by riprap. 

    May 15 at 7:00am

    High school and college fishing growing

    Bass fishing is one of the fastest growing youth movements across the nation, where every level from junior high to college bass fishing has become a friendly but competitive activity.

    May 15 at 7:00am

    Gearing up for the surf

    For many trout anglers, the thought of abandoning a perfectly good boat to get down and dirty with specks in the surf is sheer lunacy.

    May 15 at 6:00am

    Bluegill: Bounty on the beds this month

    To find success on bedding bream, one needs a nose for the sport.

    “One of the first lessons my daddy gave me about fishing was smelling out bream beds,” said Joe Watts of Canton. “We were paddling across a lake one day and he stopped, turned up his head to take a big breath and said, ‘smell that son. That’s bream on a bed.’

    May 11 at 6:00am

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