• Fishing

    Author Mike Giles caught this bass on a shaky head while fishing with Ken Covington aboard the Pond Prowler.

    Cool runnings, hot bassing

    Don’t overlook fishing on smaller streams and rivers, especially during the summer, when current and cooler water keep bass active and hungry.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Bass fishing doesn’t end in Mississippi when fish leave the shallows. Summer can be just as productive.

    Go off(shore) for summer bass

    Have no fear when bass pull out of the shallows for the summer; they’ll still bite if you can find them and put a bait in front of them.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Guide Sonny Schindler loves to use popping corks, preferably a Boat Monkey brand, to catch big redfish on the banks in the Biloxi Marsh.

    Cork it, buddy

    Popping corks are lethal weapons for saltwater fishermen, especially with the latest models that have hit the market. Learn how they can improve your catches.
    June 01 at 7:00am

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    June 01 at 7:00am
    Big fish with sharp teeth require crafty rigs made of bite-resistant wire.

    Sting the king

    Ruthless aggression is the name of the game for king mackerel — so big baits and wire rigs are key when tackling this toothy predator.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Summer bass under docks deserve your best shot.

    Take a shot at summer bass

    ‘Shoot’ your bait back into the dark recesses under a dock, and you’ll get more looks from hungry bass that dig the shade. Here’s how.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Gene Larew’s Bass Shooter was designed to be ‘shot’ back up under docks where bass hide.

    Shoot that thang!

    June 01 at 7:00am
    The ‘potato chip lip’ on Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad creates erratic movement gamefish just can’t resist.

    Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad

    'Potato chip lip’ is the secret to lure’s wobble
    May 24 at 9:00am
    Mississippi’s coastal anglers will enjoy a summer-long season for red snapper with a season that begins May 25 and ends Sept. 3.

    Invest 90L messes up snapper opener

    Tropical system expected to create 6-8 foot seas over holiday weekend
    May 24 at 7:00am
    Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, guide Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

    Topwater troubles?

    If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
    May 17 at 8:30am
    Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

    Knowing where water moves first

    Specks like moving water — so you need to be able to find it
    May 17 at 7:00am
    Matching your reel gear ratio to the technique you’re fishing will enable you to not only cover water more efficiently, but capitalize on the strikes you do get — and ultimately put more fish in the box.

    How to choose the right reel gear ratio

    It depends on the technique you’re fishing
    May 16 at 7:00am