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    Cliff Pace was very consistent over the three-day 2018 Bassmaster Classic. The Petal angler finished in 16th place.

    Cliff Pace finishes 16th in Bassmaster Classic

    As far as weights go, Cliff Pace of Petal was about as consistent as possible over the three-day Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell this weekend. Unfortunately, his consistency didn’t put him at the top of the standings.

    March 18 at 6:09pm
    Cliff Pace had a good day two at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, SC, and will begin the final day of the event in 16th place.

    Cliff Pace moves up leaderboard at Bassmaster Classic

    Cliff Pace made a move up the leaderboard on day two of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic. After bringing 13-pounds, 3-ounces to the scales — slightly less than his first day total — the Petal, Mississippi angler moved up from 21st to 16th, making the cut to fish on day three of the event, which is being held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.

    March 17 at 8:01pm
    Cliff Pace sits in 21st place after day one of the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell.

    Petal's Cliff Pace in 21st place at Bassmaster Classic

    Cliff Pace of Petal, Mississippi is fishing in his seventh Bassmaster Classic this weekend at Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. The winner of the 2013 Super Bowl of bass fishing currently sits in 21st place after the first day of competition.

    March 16 at 9:20pm

    Flood area action taken by MDWFP

    Due to rising waters of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has issued boating restrictions on some affected streams. 

    March 07 at 11:45am
    In a March 2015 Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett, Gene Bishop of Ridgeland found big female bass on a prespawn pattern to post a victory. He’ll try to repeat March 1-3 on Barnett Reservoir.

    Bassmaster Open at Barnett Reservoir

    For the fourth time in six years, and the 13th time in its history, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) is bringing one of its national tournaments to Barnett Reservoir. 

    February 28 at 7:00am
    You can secure the hooks of your double rig by running one jighead through a rod guide, back up towards the other jighead and then just hooking the two together. If the guides are too small, just wrap one pigtail around the reel stem and then secure the hooks together.

    Tying and securing a double rig

    Catching speckled trout two at a time is a hallmark of an excellent fishing trip — and few rigs are better for the job than the double rig. The best way to quickly fill limits means two hooks are absolutely better than one — but how do you go about tying a double rig? 

    February 20 at 7:00am
    Instead of 24-hour predictions from the NOAA Marine forecast, the Windfinder app provides wind estimates for specific locations every three hours.

    Smartphone app provides more reliable wind forecasts

    You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Ya gotta go to know.”

    If you’re not familiar, it just means that you really don’t know the fishing conditions until you actually launch the boat and head out.

    February 15 at 3:30pm
    Robert Allen with a Marshall County hawg.

    February fishing hot spots

    The second month is a transition period for many Mississippians, who trade their bows and firearms for poles and rod and reels. Any little stretch of decent warm weather and, wham!, it’s on.

    February 12 at 7:00am
    Cold-water bass fishing on Barnett Reservoir will be tested by Bassmaster Central Open anglers.

    Lots of B.A.S.S. traffic on Barnett

    The Barnett Reservoir area will be more colorful in February, as will the streets and hotel parking lots in nearby communities.

    February 01 at 7:00am
    Mississippi’s coastal rivers in January, especially on a freakishly warm day after the layers of clothing have been shed, can produce speckled trout and redfish in the same spots.

    Five January hot spots

    You better believe that January has some hot fishing opportunities in Mississippi, and these five are our picks for the month.

    January 15 at 8:00am
    December is an unbeatable month to catch bull reds in the marshes and around barrier islands along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

    December treat: Sight-fishing for Gulf Coast reds

    Fishing guides and charter captains along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast won’t cast a disparaging eye toward any species that is biting. Late fall and winter can be fickle, so when something’s biting, whatever it may be, the skippers give their clients a taste of the action.

    December 21, 2017 at 6:00am
    Limits of big crappie have been taken from the edge of the river channel above and below the Mississippi Highway 43 Bridge at Barnett Reservoir. It's usually a winter hot spot but this year, it started earlier and has just gotten better.

    Barnett crappie hot in December

    Crappie fishermen on Barnett Reservoir enjoyed an early Christmas present in December, with one of the best late-season runs on the fish in anyone’s memory.

    December 20, 2017 at 6:30am
    The Ned rig might not look like much, but bass often smash it when other lures don’t produce a bite.

    You need a Ned rig

    If someone were to give you only one box of lures you could use for the rest of your life, the last thing you might want thrown in would be the relatively boring-looking Ned rig.

    December 18, 2017 at 6:00am
    Sachh Kirk of Madison caught this 6½-pound bass with his first baitcaster in Hinds County.

    5 hot spots for December fishing

    Last December was a rarity; it had the two coldest weather fronts in an otherwise mild winter. Still, there was plenty of fishing action to talk about.

    December 14, 2017 at 6:00am
    Eddie Berthelot Jr. fishes a gold spoon with his rod tip down to keep the lure 6 to 8 inches under the surface of the water, and he recommends being patient on the hookset to reel in more redfish.

    The lovin’ spoonful

    Fall is prime time for redfish, and the venerable old spoon is still an effective, fun lure to throw in interior marshes for solid action.

    November 20, 2017 at 6:00am
    Anglers make three mistakes when fishing with ChatterBaits, but FLW Tour pro Brian Latimer provides tips to ensure you get the most out of the vibrating jigs.

    Top 3 ChatterBait mistakes

    ChatterBaits are lures fish love to smash. Whether you’re targeting bass on your local reservoir or snatching redfish from coastal marshes, these vibrating jigs force reaction bites that are vicious.

    November 16, 2017 at 9:00am