• Bobby C's Outdoors

    Dustin Frucci holds up two of the stripers caught on Barnett Reservoir. The all-day and half-the-night trip started with largemouth, picked up with stripers and ended with catfish under a nearly full moon.

    Wonderful night tops great day on The Rez

    Bass in the morning, stripers in the afternoon, catfish after catfish at night
    July 11, 2016 at 11:00am
    Shannon Denson loves the heat of the summer, and a Carolina-rigged worm is one of his top producers on deep structure.

    Denson masters bass in the heat

    As summer arrives, fishermen can still find ‘hot’ action
    June 18, 2015 at 4:45pm
    This photograph shows a doe that was a victim of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin.

    CWD news concerns Mississippi hunters

    Michigan case brings to 20 the number of states with disease confirmed in wild herds
    June 02, 2015 at 11:00am
    After getting poked a few times with a rod tip and having its back rattled by trolling motor blades, an alligator about this size took the writer and his spinnerbait for a memorable ride at Eagle Lake.

    Surprise: Snag starts swimming off

    Gator takes productive spinnerbait, fishermen for a ride
    May 18, 2015 at 1:45pm
    Fishing is always a mystery, as in the day of trolling for striped bass on Barnett Reservoir turned up this giant catfish.

    Fishing: We’ve got it, go get it

    Making plans for the summer? Include fishing for sure
    May 14, 2015 at 9:20am
    Taylor Pratt of Canton strains to hold some of the bluegill that were biting on a trip with his grandfather on April 1.

    Bluegill, not chinquapins, were hot

    On our favorite lake, the bream seem behind schedule
    April 06, 2015 at 10:00am
    With a full moon set on April 4, it will be a perfect day for the spring ritual of seeking redear — a.k.a. chinquapins or shellcrackers — on the bed.

    Spring panfish ritual

    Chinquapins, bluegill, poles and crickets — the good life
    March 19, 2015 at 3:30pm
    Mississippi sportsmen and sportswomen, like writer Bobby Cleveland, have always been proud that they pay to support their hunting and fishing habits. He feels a bill that would abolish resident hunting and fishing licenses threatens the future of both sports in the Magnolia State.

    Senate Bill to end licenses dangerous

    State’s wildlife and fisheries programs would suffer, and its share of federal funds lost
    January 28, 2015 at 10:00am
    Without a doubt, wearing orange has made hunting safer. Not wearing orange as required by law was a contributing factor in an accident in Franklin County on Friday that resulted in Mississippi's first hunting-related fatality this season. The ultimate responsibility lies with the hunter who mistook the victim for a deer.

    Hunter’s death puts focus on safety

    Victim was not wearing orange, but ultimate responsibility is with the shooter
    December 18, 2014 at 9:30am
    The immediate public reaction to this eagle being found a bloody mess was that it was a scumbag hunter who shot the eagle.

    Hunters get immediate blame for injured eagle

    Evidence indicates otherwise, but it’s hard to blame public outcry
    December 15, 2014 at 4:10pm
    Jeff Terry, right, enjoyed a great opening morning duck hunt near Eagle Lake, and has had limit hunts ever since.

    Ducks came south early, now headed north

    Mississippi hunters enjoyed great start only to see warm weather push mallards out
    December 05, 2014 at 3:45pm
    When coated lightly with Jezebel Sauce and grilled over a hot fire, venison steaks take on a nice char while still producing the medium rare results sought with backstrap. The steaks can then be served with more sauce.

    Jezebel Sauce perfect for venison

    Sweet and tart with a little horseradish kick, this works
    November 28, 2014 at 9:30pm
    With so few stories of big bucks from the archery season, Bobby Cleveland thinks football is to blame. Kiel Higginbotham (left) and Brandon Dewease were hunting on a Thursday and not a Saturday when they took this buck.

    Fewer big bucks — blame football

    Mississippi’s SEC successes the likely cause of slow harvest
    November 19, 2014 at 10:30am
    Seeing deer is always a good thing, but great days in a stand don't always involve the wildlife outside its walls.

    Best day in deer stand? No doubt about it

    Laughing overcomes a lot, including a knockout blow
    November 08, 2014 at 5:00pm
    Anthony Denny caught the state record bass on New Year's Eve of 1992 at Natchez State Park. Did his 18.15-pounder raise the bar too far?

    Winter is lunker time

    Mississippi’s biggest fish come during coldest months
    October 29, 2014 at 11:00am
    Squirrel make great table fare, but only a few will eat the heads.

    Squirrel for breakfast: Heady stuff

    He’s never developed grandpa’s taste for brains, and never will
    October 03, 2014 at 12:45pm