• Fishing

    Fine-tuning your spinning rig setup, and making sure you’re using the right rod with the right-sized lure, are a couple easy steps to improve your casting distance.

    7 tips for more casting distance

    Tweak your spinning rig setup to put more fish in the boat
    June 21 at 7:00am
    Greyson Borries, 3, of Vancleave set a new state youth salt water record with this hardhead catfish. It was certified by state marine officials on Tuesday.

    Youth sets hardhead record

    3-year-old Borries turns trash fish into a trophy
    June 20 at 8:50am
    Instead of hassling with pliers, a cigarette lighter makes short work of braid — and even cauterizes the line with no frays so your next knot is easier to tie.

    Simple hack for cutting braided fishing line

    A lighter does the job quickly and conveniently
    June 20 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Bernie Schultz shows off a nice bass caught in windy conditions this spring during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

    Top 3 tips for windy bass fishing

    Elite Series pro says blowing conditions actually provide opportunities to catch
    June 19 at 7:00am
    Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move to locate them.

    Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

    Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
    June 18 at 7:00am
    This catfish fell for a bait being pulled under a planer board.

    Fishing on a higher plane

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Paul Elias depends on his depth finder to locate the ledges and see the structure and  bass at Pickwick before he ever starts chunking and winding.

    Bet on Pickwick’s ledges during June

    When bass head for deep water, look for changes in the bottom that will hold baitfish and bass
    June 12 at 9:00am
    Sustaining quality fishing in aging reservoirs will require providing good habitat for bass and for anglers.

    Enhance habitat, fish will respond

    Table Rock Lake study points to structure helping fishing
    June 07 at 9:15am
    Capt. Brent Ballay and Meredith Ballay, of Cast n Blast Fishing Charters in Venice, La., both accomplished anglers, recommend Cool Breeze performance shirts.

    Record-breaking heat - and summer just started

    Three things you should know
    June 05 at 1:45pm
    Due to under-reporting, the annual commercial speck quota had been met before the end of the first season.

    State’s 2nd commercial speck season did not open June 1

    MDMR reports annual catch quota of 50,000 has been met and an investigation launched into under-reporting
    June 04 at 9:25am
    Shimano Exage baitcasting rods

    Shimano Exage baitcasting rods

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Kahara Diving Frog

    Kahara Diving Frog

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Catfish guide David Magness urges Magnolia state anglers not to overlook the great catfishing available in Mississippi’s big reservoir lakes.

    Put the move on Mississippi’s corridor cats

    Without river current to keep things moving, anglers targeting catfish on Mississippi’s four I-55 corridor lakes can learn some tricks about putting baits in front of big fish.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Hoot Gibson of Philadelphia developed the Scum Frog over 30-years ago, and proves every chance he gets that it remains productive.

    Pad pandemonium

    June means bass blasting frogs, big fish seeking food and shad under lily pads
    June 01 at 7:00am