• Fishing Tournaments

    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

    Jordan Lee wins second consecutive Classic title
    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

    Petal angler moves to 16th, will fish day three of Classic
    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

    Jason Christie in 1st place, Greg Hackney in 43rd
    March 16 at 9:20pm
    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

    February 28 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

    February 01 at 7:00am
    Brock Mosley holding up two lunker smallmouth on stage at St. Clair last Sunday.

    Mosley takes second at Lake St. Clair

    August 31, 2017 at 4:10pm
    Gene Bishop won the 2015 Central Open on Barnett Reservoir. BASS will open the 2018 Central Open series March 1-3 at Barnett.

    BASS returning to Barnett in 2018

    March 1-3 event serves as kickoff for Central Opens
    August 31, 2017 at 2:00pm
    A pass down the fish bins at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is always entertaining and full of interesting sights, like this alligator gar being prepared for display.

    A lot to do, see, and plenty to learn

    June 22, 2017 at 12:15pm
    Scott Cothran of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with the state record 242-pound, 8.64-ounce swordfish during the recent Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic in Biloxi. He earned a whopping $325,000 for the catch in the June 8-9 event.

    Record swordfish worth $325,000

    South Carolina angler pockets nice reward in MGCBC
    June 20, 2017 at 4:00pm
    Typical scene from the Saturday night weigh-ins of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic: A happy angler with a giant blue marlin. The 21st MGCBC is June 5-11 at Biloxi. The weigh-ins at Point Cadet Harbor June 9-10 are free to the public.

    Attention turns to billfish

    June 02, 2017 at 6:00am
    Dustin Connell celebrates his victory Monday in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Barnett Reservoir.

    Connell holds off VanDam, wins Elite at Barnett

    Tour rookie rides big 3rd-round lead to first Bassmaster win
    May 02, 2017 at 9:00am
    Dustin Connell was all smiles at Saturday's Bassmaster Elite weigh-in, but knows Sunday's postponement is not good news for his upriver pattern at Barnett Reservoir.

    Weather pushes Elite finale to Monday

    Weigh-in scheduled for 2 p.m. at Old Trace Park
    April 30, 2017 at 8:35pm
    Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Dustin Connell has caught enough fish from the upper Pearl River area of Barnett Reservoir in three days to take more than a 5-pound lead into the final round.

    Rookie Connell increases Elite lead

    Weather puts planned Sunday finale in jeopardy
    April 29, 2017 at 10:36pm
    Dustin Connell of Clanton, Ala., took the lead on the second day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at  Barnett Reservoir with two-day total weight of 36 pounds, 7 ounces.

    On windy Barnett, Connell takes command

    Weights fall in rough, white-capping conditions
    April 28, 2017 at 7:35pm
    Brandon Card of Knoxville, Tenn., has the lead after the first day of the Bassmaster Elite tournament at  Barnett Reservoir, bringing 22 pounds, 14 ounces to the scales on Thursday.

    Card leads ‘tightly-packed’ Elite on Barnett

    Lake fishing small, but producing big bass in Bassmaster event
    April 28, 2017 at 9:00am