• Mississippi Fishing

    Load the well with a day’s worth of live baits

    Everyone appreciates a packed livewell, but minding the details of kingfish bait collection can advance your trip’s success. 

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Sting the king

    Lean, mean biting machines, king mackerel pack a mouthful of sharp teeth that’ll make short work of monofilament or even fluorocarbon line. These fish are also notorious for snipping baits in half and missing single hook-rigs. A double dose of frustration, to be sure, but this worthy opponent can be beaten — with the right equipment.

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Cover

    Don’t put your bass tackle away just because summer has arrived. Move offshore, move to cool, running streams or slide a plastic frog through a patch of lily pads and hang on.

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Cork it, buddy

    Patrick McDowell uses one so he can sling his bait far enough to reach places where big redfish live, perhaps 50 yards past the point he can maneuver his big deep-draft boat.

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Go off(shore) for summer bass

    The premise “one-size-fits-all” rarely fits in the bass-fishing scene, and it most certainly isn’t the case for summer, offshore pursuits. 

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Cool runnings, hot bassing

    Ken Covington steered his boat to just the right spot in the shallow creek, putting his father and favorite fishing partner, Jerry Covington, where he could pitch a white spinnerbait near a promising brush top. 

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Pad pandemonium

    “The year’s at the spring,

    The days at the morn,

    The mornings at seven,

    The pad-stems dew pearled.

    “The blackbirds are fussing,

    The gators are sunning,

    Bass are hitting topwater,

    All’s right with the world.”

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Put the move on Mississippi’s corridor cats

    Anyone who has spent any amount of time fishing on one of the flood-control lakes along Mississippi’s I-55 corridor has witnessed boats trolling back and forth with rods hanging off their sides. 

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Kahara Diving Frog

    The Kahara Diving Frog is a great summertime bass lure, especially on waters that get choked with surface weeds this time of year. Unlike traditional hollow-body frog lures which stay on the surface full time, this one dives underwater, and even under lily pads every time the angler moves the lure. It then floats back to the surface when anglers pause their retrieve.

    June 01 at 7:00am

    Shimano Exage baitcasting rods

    Fishermen ready to get a jump on bass this summer have a line of Shimano baitcasting rods to choose from that carry the usual Shimano quailty with a reasonable price tag.

    June 01 at 7:00am

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