• Fishing

    Look in Pete Ponds’ boat in September and you are going to find at least one rod with a Bandit 200 crankbait, for obvious reasons.

    Five baits Ponds ties on this month

    September 15 at 7:00am
    In addition to color, the profile of the lure you’re throwing also will determine its effectiveness depending on what forage predators are feeding on at the time.

    Lure profile - not just color — an important factor

    Consider what fish are looking for when they’re hungry
    September 14 at 7:00am
    Mississippi's red snapper season will reopen Friday through Sunday this weekend.

    Red snapper season opens again Friday

    Mississippi coastal anglers get another weekend
    September 12 at 2:10pm
    Understanding how water moves through the marsh — and the ‘traffic system’ fish use to travel — will help you locate honey holes and make you a better angler.

    Understanding how water flows through the marsh

    Fish use ‘sidewalks, streets and highways’ to travel and chase bait
    September 12 at 7:00am
    A secret to successfully fishing a frog over grass is to make sure the bass has the lure in its mouth before setting the hook.

    Three-pronged bass approach at Lake Okhissa

    September brings fishing challenges; here are ways to attack those fish
    September 11 at 9:00am
    A healthy bass population has good recruitment, but a strong spawn does not necessarily result in more catchable bass and good bass fishing.

    Self-regulating bass?

    Success of recruitment not related to the number of spawners.
    September 07 at 9:00am
    Josh and Jamie Gaspard both with the wicked-looking lancetfish they caught on Aug. 15.

    Dragon-like catch shocks Louisiana guide

    A lancetfish looks like something straight from a horror movie
    September 05 at 1:30pm
    Maluna cooler

    Maluna: coolers without hinges

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Danco’s 7.5-inch Prodigy pliers

    Danco Prodigy pliers

    September 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
    Whether he’s on a small, medium, or large lake, Pete Ponds enjoys catching bass in September.

    Mississippi bass on all fronts

    Small ponds, big lakes and rivers: September’s tactics are just about the same across Mississippi. Learn how to approach these different but similar fisheries.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Capt. Ronnie Daniels of Fisher-Man Guide Service enjoys targeting tripletail on a trip, but often uses them as a bonus after a morning of chasing reds and specks.

    Made in the shade - Don’t throw shade on Mississippi tripletail

    Keep a sharp eye out for tripletail when you leave the dock in Biloxi; they provide some great, late-summer sight-fishing opportunities.
    September 01 at 7:00am