• As Big As they Grow

    The heaviest fish ever weighed at an MCC event was put on the scales a couple of seasons ago by 11-year-old Layne Carpenter of Flora. That Grenada Lake slab weighed 3.92 pounds.

    Come for the fishing, stay for the camaraderie

    Crappie anglers connect and compete through club
    August 08, 2016 at 9:00am
    This nice Barnett slab was caught by Will Ferguson pulling crankbaits with his dad, Dee. Will and Dee are very competitive when they fish the tournament trail.

    Testing the waters

    Experiment with new baits and see what works
    July 08, 2016 at 9:00am
    Paul Johnson had a great time pushing crankbaits in the mud and wind in March.

    Pushing crankbaits for crappie

    Old dogs can learn new tricks
    May 09, 2016 at 9:00am
    More public funds are needed to continue and increase the raising and stocking of freshwater fish for Mississippi’s public waters. MDWFP runs the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery at Enid raising millions of fingerlings from hybrid stripes to Magnolia crappie.

    What HB 1151 will mean for us

    A look at the proposed increase in the price of hunting and fishing licenses
    April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Hugh Krutz of Brandon shows off a couple of Barnett pre-spawn monsters.

    Pre-spawn fishing strategies

    Tips to catch a fish of a lifetime
    February 08, 2016 at 9:00am
    Ellis Bates, tournament partner to the author, knows how to dress warmly on a cold tournament day.

    Fishing the right depths

    There are exceptions to the winter rules
    January 11, 2016 at 9:00am
    These Barnett Reservoir fish were caught on deep running crankbaits on the main river ledge close to the Highway 43 bridge during a recent November.

    Winter fishing can be wonderful

    December 10, 2015 at 9:00am
    Ellis Bates of Brandon shows off a tournament-size crappie at a recent Magnolia Crappie Club event held in mid-September at Sardis. Note the size of the lure. That’s a 4½-inch long Bomber 7A.

    How to set up your boat to pull crankbaits

    November 09, 2015 at 9:00am
    Herman Duckworth of Magee used this “customized” Bandit 300 to land a nice Barnett white perch last fall. The Bandit 300 runs about 14 feet deep behind the author’s boat.

    Cranking favorites

    The author shares his new go-to crankbaits
    October 08, 2015 at 9:00am
    Lauderale’s Paula and Mike Nowell joined the fun at Lake Washington last  February, catching several 3-pounders on T-day right before Paula fell out of the boat on a bitterly cold February day.

    The heat is hardly a reason not to fish

    Great opportunities are there for the taking
    September 10, 2015 at 9:00am
    Nine-year-old Harlee “H.B.” Johnson enjoyed her first crappie-fishing trip with her grandfather, who just happens to be the author.

    Take a kid fishing today

    August 10, 2015 at 9:00am
    What was once a public boat ramp is now private property.

    The Rez — Public or private?

    Leasing is part of reservoir revenue
    July 09, 2015 at 9:00am
    Gil Woodis shows off a really nice Lake Washington slab crappie caught during a tournament a few years ago.

    Good fishing partners are hard to find

    June 08, 2015 at 9:00am