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    A violet goby is a speckled trout favorite, and just might be the reason we have purple-colored lures. Keeping a close eye on what a trout throws up when you reel it in can give important clues on what it’s eating that day — and might ultimately help you catch more fish.

    Mystery baitfish revealed

    Keep an eye on what a trout throws up in your boat — it might help you catch more fish
    August 16 at 3:00pm
    Instead of putting out nets and simply letting them come to him, Josh Chauvin prefers targeting and hunting down jumbos by ‘sight-crabbing’ with a rod and reel in his 10-foot boat.

    Go ‘sight-crabbing’ to target monster blues

    Instead of letting tasty crustaceans come to you, go after big crabs this way
    August 16 at 6:00am
    Rod socks (left) and hook bonnets are an easy and relatively <br />
inexpensive way to prevent your rods and reels from becoming a tangled mess. TIP: You can modify a hook bonnet with scissors to accommodate the treble on your rod’s hook keeper to keep things even more tangle-free.

    Keep your tackle tangle-free

    Hook bonnets and rod socks are easy fixes for a frustrating problem
    August 15 at 6:00am
    Mississippi’s red snapper season will close Friday, weeks before its scheduled Sept. 3 end. State marine officials say the quota will be met before the weekend.

    Snapper season to end Friday

    DMR says fishermen will reach quota before weekend
    August 14 at 4:45pm
    The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks won the national 2018 LawFit Challenge, a competition of fitness by law enforcement officers and agencies. The MDWFP team included: (kneeling, from left) Pvt. Derrick Scott and Pvt. Kerri Fulton and (standing, from left) Corp. Justin Gates, Pvt. Cody Barber, Pvt. Cory Corso, Major Chris Reed (team captain), Pvt. Tamarrius Good, Lt. Ricky Barry, Lt. Marcus Christon.

    Conservation officers in shape

    July 27 at 6:00am

    Proposal would lessen CWD area

    MDWFP could start defining zone’s borders by roads and rivers instead of county lines
    July 24 at 9:35am
    The Louisiana Sportsman Show will once again return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend, July 20-22, with great deals on deer and duck hunting supplies, fishing equipment and lots more.

    Sportsman Show cranks up in Superdome this weekend

    Get unbelievable prices all weekend long on deer and duck hunting supplies, ATVs, fishing equipment and more
    July 19 at 4:30pm
    The tip of this swimbait hook lies just beneath the surface of the soft plastic lure, allowing it to run through grass without getting snagged.

    How to skin-hook a soft plastic lure

    Simple tip keeps your rig weedless
    July 19 at 10:00am
    Recon Marines use the GOTWA technique to keep the team informed on each other’s whereabouts. You can use it to let others know about your fishing plans — and what to do if you don’t return.

    Use ‘GOTWA’ to develop a game plan on the water

    Inform others when you’ll be returning — and what to do if you don’t
    July 19 at 7:00am
    Chas Champagne with Matrix Shad always keeps a close eye out for snot grass like this, because he typically finds redfish in the area.

    Sight-fishing support

    Stingrays, snot grass dead giveaways redfish are nearby
    July 18 at 7:00am
    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig, shown here in swamp gas color, is a heavy soft plastic lure with lots of action that Devin Denman finds especially effective when targeting redfish.

    A killer redfish swimbait

    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig gets it done
    July 17 at 7:00am

    DMR: Anglers caught 82,500 pounds of red snapper

    That leaves under 40,000 for remainder of Mississippi season, which reopens July 23
    July 16 at 2:00pm

    Commission to study CWD regulation changes Wednesday

    Survey underway to gauge public opinion on disease’s impact
    July 13 at 10:15am
    Capt. Kris Robert shows off a nice tripletail he caught in mid-May.

    Tripletail triple threat

    Guide shares Top 3 tips to catch more tripletail
    July 13 at 7:00am