• Fishing

    Mississippi's red snapper season will reopen two days this weekend, Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 1-2).

    Snapper season reopens Saturday and Sunday

    Fishermen get two more days of fishing to fill the quota
    August 30 at 3:45pm
    A new format for speckled trout tournaments debuted at the 2018 Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo and could lead to a tournament series in 2019.

    Speck event successful

    August 29 at 8:00am
    Mike Cork of Benton holds a good-sized bass that bit on a Tri-Alive 6.5 Nightcrawler made by Minden-based Mister Twister.

    Mister Twister’s Nightcrawler

    Unique colors offer fish something new
    August 27 at 9:00am
    Watching a stationary object in the water — like these pilings at the Trestles on Lake Pontchartrain — will reveal which way the current is moving, and how quickly. Wind has a big effect on tidal movement, so no matter what your tide guide might say, there’s nothing like real-time information on the water to plan your day.

    Get real-time tidal conditions — right on the water

    Crab trap buoys, pilings provide accurate info on wind’s tidal impact
    August 20 at 6:00am
    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
    Garmin’s new Panoptix technology allows anglers to see where they’ve never seen before — in front of the boat.

    Panoptix: Ahead of the game

    August 15 at 7:00am
    While most fishermen head to the dock at sunset, others are just starting to fish. They know that during the summer, the action heats up as the night cools down.

    Tips for catching bass after dark

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Mark Wright shows how to net a redfish, lifting the fish into the boat with the net handle vertical.

    Tips for landing a bull redfish

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Time invested in thoroughly probing laydowns is usually rewarded.

    Hot topics

    August 15 at 7:00am
    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