• Bass Fishing

    Paul Elias likes to fish on Pickwick Lake when fog is rising off the water just at daylight because he knows he’ll have a busy day catching numbers of a wide variety of fish.

    Fish Pickwick for rod-bending December bass

    Alabama rig, topwater, jerkbaits are choices
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    Bass are visual predators. Fishing shallow is usually the best approach in muddy water, but bass located in deep, muddy water can still be caught.

    Turbidity and bass feeding

    Study may help you do better in muddy water
    December 07 at 9:00am

    Put a skirt on - and punch that jig

    Bulk up your bait for more bites
    November 21 at 7:00am
    Fishing down the riprap early in the morning in water only 1 to 2 feet deep, you may be surprised at the size of November bass you can catch on Maynor Creek.

    Fish Maynor Creek for November bass

    Breakup of lily pads opens up plenty of new water
    November 13 at 9:00am
    Depending on the numbers and sizes of bass you catch this month at  Bogue Homa, more than likely you’ll bring trophy grass to the boat as well as trophy bass.

    October bass at Bogue Homa

    Largemouths are pulling out of depths, moving to abundant shallow cover
    October 12 at 9:00am
    This smallmouth bass was caught from shallow water with a sand bottom and scattered, sparse vegetation. The light and mottled coloration makes this fish invisible when it is resting on the bottom.

    Vanishing act

    Fish change color to match environment
    October 09 at 9:00am
    The author with a spotted bass coaxed from a tree top with a shad-patterned crankbait.

    Find a Strong spot

    Spotted bass are the highlight of a float trip down Mississippi’s Strong River
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits  in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

    Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

    Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
    September 24 at 9:00am
    Look in Pete Ponds’ boat in September and you are going to find at least one rod with a Bandit 200 crankbait, for obvious reasons.

    Five baits Ponds ties on this month

    September 15 at 7:00am
    A secret to successfully fishing a frog over grass is to make sure the bass has the lure in its mouth before setting the hook.

    Three-pronged bass approach at Lake Okhissa

    September brings fishing challenges; here are ways to attack those fish
    September 11 at 9:00am
    A healthy bass population has good recruitment, but a strong spawn does not necessarily result in more catchable bass and good bass fishing.

    Self-regulating bass?

    Success of recruitment not related to the number of spawners.
    September 07 at 9:00am
    Whether he’s on a small, medium, or large lake, Pete Ponds enjoys catching bass in September.

    Mississippi bass on all fronts

    Small ponds, big lakes and rivers: September’s tactics are just about the same across Mississippi. Learn how to approach these different but similar fisheries.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Mike Cork of Benton holds a good-sized bass that bit on a Tri-Alive 6.5 Nightcrawler made by Minden-based Mister Twister.

    Mister Twister’s Nightcrawler

    Unique colors offer fish something new
    August 27 at 9:00am
    While most fishermen head to the dock at sunset, others are just starting to fish. They know that during the summer, the action heats up as the night cools down.

    Tips for catching bass after dark

    August 15 at 7:00am