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    A violet goby is a speckled trout favorite, and just might be the reason we have purple-colored lures. Keeping a close eye on what a trout throws up when you reel it in can give important clues on what it’s eating that day — and might ultimately help you catch more fish.

    Mystery baitfish revealed

    Keep an eye on what a trout throws up in your boat — it might help you catch more fish
    Yesterday at 3:00pm
    Instead of putting out nets and simply letting them come to him, Josh Chauvin prefers targeting and hunting down jumbos by ‘sight-crabbing’ with a rod and reel in his 10-foot boat.

    Go ‘sight-crabbing’ to target monster blues

    Instead of letting tasty crustaceans come to you, go after big crabs this way
    Yesterday at 6:00am
    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
    Time invested in thoroughly probing laydowns is usually rewarded.

    Hot topics

    August 15 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
    Mark Wright shows how to net a redfish, lifting the fish into the boat with the net handle vertical.

    Tips for landing a bull redfish

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Rod socks (left) and hook bonnets are an easy and relatively <br />
inexpensive way to prevent your rods and reels from becoming a tangled mess. TIP: You can modify a hook bonnet with scissors to accommodate the treble on your rod’s hook keeper to keep things even more tangle-free.

    Keep your tackle tangle-free

    Hook bonnets and rod socks are easy fixes for a frustrating problem
    August 15 at 6:00am
    Mississippi’s red snapper season will close Friday, weeks before its scheduled Sept. 3 end. State marine officials say the quota will be met before the weekend.

    Snapper season to end Friday

    DMR says fishermen will reach quota before weekend
    August 14 at 4:45pm
    The Columbus and Aliceville pools of the Tombigbee River are great spots for hot-weather bass action.

    Head to the Tombigbee River for August bass

    Main-river sandbards, sloughs and oxbows are places to fish this month on big river
    August 08 at 1:30pm
    Zebra mussels can boost the growth of smallmouth bass, but they may also keep you from fishing some places.

    Zebra mussels, friend or foe?

    Silent invaders have moved to Pickwick Lake
    August 06 at 9:00am
    OtterBox cooler

    OtterBox coolers

    August 01 at 7:00am