• Freshwater Fishing

    Catfish suspend off the bottom quite often, but biologists and anglers are hard pressed to explain exactly why.

    Catfish do suspend, but why?

    November 15 at 6:00am
    This largemouth bass, and 19 more like it, was caught on a 1/4-ounce, green pumpkin finesse jig with a small trailer after other baits, including a similar-sized, black/blue jig, failed to generate bites.

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    What triggers fish to bite: A principle of animal behavior can help you catch fish
    November 07 at 9:00am
    Forget what you’ve learned about catfish always being bottom dwellers. Catfish pros like David Shipman of Corinth know they suspend and have figured out how to catch them higher in the water column.

    Catfish off the bottom

    Fishing for suspended cats is a great tactic to use on the Mississippi River or anywhere else with a big population of catfish. Here’s the skinny on skinning suspended cats.
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Professional angler Whitey Outlaw loves fishing heavy vegetation for crappie.

    VIDEO - How to catch crappie in thick grass beds

    If you bypass vegetation mats, you're missing a lot of fish
    October 10 at 3:40pm

    Bush hooking for huge river catfish

    October 08 at 10:35am
    John Alford of Brandon spent many October days in past decades catching hybrid striped bass on the Pearl River above Barnett Reservoir. He’s hoping a big stocking of the fish will lead to another run this year.

    Oddball foursome - Take these four fun fall fishing excursions

    White bass, hybrids, flounder and gar can make many an angler’s day
    October 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

    Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Blue catfish are voracious eaters, and will even hit a Bandit 200 crankbait, which this angler learned while trolling for striped bass at Barnett Reservoir.

    Color catfish hot

    Even with summer’s heat still pounding down on Mississippi waters, catfish are almost always ready and willing to bite. Here’s how to catch them.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Garmin’s new Panoptix technology allows anglers to see where they’ve never seen before — in front of the boat.

    Panoptix: Ahead of the game

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Crappie guide John Harrison uses crankbaits to catch keeper slabs in the summer on Grenada Lake.

    Summer’s slab trio

    Long-line, crankbait and power trolling are hot-weather techniques that put crappie in your cooler.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Fast-growing crappies need a lot of food. In Southeastern reservoirs, that food often is threadfin shad, but big crappie benefit from larger forage, like slow-growing gizzard shad.

    Why are crappie so big in flood-control lakes

    It’s a forage thing: the right amount of the right size of baitfish
    July 09 at 9:00am