• Mississippi Fishing

    Z-Man Bait BinderZ tackle bags

    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.

    November 01 at 7:00am

    The new Matrix Monster

    Chas Champagne and charter boat captain Ty Hibbs, both Louisianians, were having a ball this summer catching jack crevalle and the occasional large speckled trout off the coast of Florida.

    October 25 at 9:00am

    Part of Barnett Reservoir closed to boating

    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.

    October 23 at 9:00am

    Fishing pressure falls, but bite increases

    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.

    October 16 at 12:00pm

    Bugs! Fish aren’t the only things biting

    Fishing along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is great in October.

    October 15 at 7:00am

    Strong River floats require preparation

    It is blessing and a curse, but parts of the Strong River have little or no cell-phone service. Tall trees and high banks block the signal. For that reason, if no other, be sure to file a travel itinerary with someone who will take responsibility if you fail to show up at an appointed time.

    October 15 at 7:00am

    October bass at Bogue Homa

    My October pick is one of the best fall bassing lakes in Mississippi is shallow, 882-acre Lake Bogue Homa with its several feeder creeks near Laurel. October is when the baitfish start moving out of deeper water and into shallow grass, vegetation and lily pads, with the bass following. Bass realize they need to put on weight for the cold weather that’s coming. 

    October 12 at 9:00am

    VIDEO - How to catch crappie in thick grass beds

    For many anglers, fishing for crappie is an open water game. And whether they look for deep holes or shallow water with sunken brushpiles or stumps, you’ll find many anglers watching their electronics closely for any sign of fish or submerged debris that could be hiding the fish. It’s a great way to put crappie in the boat, but it’s not the only way.

    October 10 at 3:40pm

    Vanishing act

    A few years ago, I was fishing for smallmouth bass with Steve Quinn, a fisheries biologist and editor of In-Fisherman. We had caught plenty of fish throughout the sunny day. In the middle of the afternoon, we began fishing a bank that was partly shaded. I could easily see large rocks and boulders 5 feet deep in the clear water.

    October 09 at 9:00am

    Bush hooking for huge river catfish

    Check out these techniques for setting bush hooks for big catfish.

    October 08 at 10:35am

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