• Fishing Tournaments

    Randall Tharp has already been introduced to Barnett Reservoir bass, having won an Bassmaster Central Open there in 2013. He is excited to be returning to the lake next week for the Bassmaster Elite Series event April 27-30.

    Bassmaster Elite pros catching Barnett at its best

    20-pound limits are possible daily, biologists predict
    April 20, 2017 at 11:00am
    Greg Hackney of Louisiana will be one of the pros fishing April 27-30 in the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Barnett Reservoir at Ridgeland. It will be the 12th Bassmaster event on The Rez, but the first Elite ever in Mississippi.

    Bassmaster Elite next week at Barnett Reservoir

    BASS returning to The Rez for 12th time April 27-30
    April 17, 2017 at 11:45am
    After a 6th-place finish in a 2015 Open, Fred Roumbanis said it would be fun to have a spring Elite tournament on Barnett Reservoir. Mississippi’s first Elite event will be April 27-30 on Barnett.

    Top at the Rez — Patterns for the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series at Barnett Reservoir

    The timing is perfect for the pros to find big post-spawn bass shallow during the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Barnett Reservoir this month. Here’s what to expect.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    David Rogers of Theodore, Ala., secures the 390-pound tiger shark that earned him a $20,000 prize offered to anyone setting and holding a new Mississippi state record for tiger shark at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

    Record tiger shark worth $20K

    Mobile angler takes big prize at Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
    July 08, 2016 at 11:30am
    Caleb Gatwood and Cayden Soberoski of Oak Grove High School in Mississippi catch 14 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Costa Bassmaster High School Central Open on Toledo Bend Reservoir out of Many, La., Monday.

    Oak Grove pair wins Costa Bassmaster Central Open

    Mississippi teams take first and third place, advance to nationals
    June 21, 2016 at 10:30am
    Teb Jones was on big bass this weekend during the Bassmaster Open on the Arkansas River, but a dead-fish penalty and a regurgitated shad cost him victory and a return ticket to the Bassmaster Classic

    Jones misses 2017 Bassmaster Classic berth by 1 ounce0

    Penalty, regurgitated shad cost Hattiesburg angler in Bassmaster Central Open win
    June 07, 2016 at 2:57pm
    Capt. Jared Adams poses with the 9.64-pound speck he caught in a marsh pond near Big Lake that ultimately won first place for heaviest trout in the Yellow Mouth Fever tournament earlier this month in Mississippi.

    World Trout Championships excludes Louisiana waters west of the Mississippi River

    Louisiana guide's recent success necessitated rules change, tournament director says
    May 18, 2016 at 10:00am
    Andrew Shepherd allegedly cheated to win this check, as well as other checks and prizes during local and national kayak fishing tournaments.

    Kayak bass angler allegedly caught cheating In multiple tournaments

    Angler now banned from kayak fishing trails
    April 21, 2016 at 9:00am
    Oklahoma Bassmaster Classic Elite Series pro Edwin Evers came from behind to earn the 2016 Bassmaster Classic championship and the $300,000 check that goes along with the title.

    Evers wins 2016 Bassmaster Classic

    Bishop finishes his first Classic in 38th
    March 06, 2016 at 8:33pm
    Oklahoma's Jason Christie took the early lead in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic with a 20-pound, 14-ounce stringer.

    Christie takes early lead in 2016 Bassmaster Classic

    Just more than 6 pounds separates Top 10 in championship event
    March 04, 2016 at 9:27pm
    Gene Bishop of Ridgeland found big bass on his home waters last March to win the Bassmaster Central Open tournament. That earned him a shot at the sport's biggest event, the Bassmaster Classic, in Tulsa, Okla., next month.

    Bishop focusing on Classic opportunity

    In less than a month, Ridgeland angler steps on to bass fishing’s biggest stage
    February 11, 2016 at 9:00am
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    August 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Two of the remaining offshore species accepted at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo are cobia (in hand) and gray snapper (in box).

    67th Deep Sea Rodeo opens Thursday

    Back home in Gulfport, event now more about near-shore and fresh water fishing
    July 01, 2015 at 8:45am
    Runner-up Nicky Savoie of Lockport, La., presents the Yellowfin Redfish Elite Series Mississippi Open championship trophy to winner Lance Reynolds (left) of Cut Off, La.

    Reynolds wins Elite redfish event

    Louisianan earns $78,000 in Yellowfin’s Mississippi Major
    June 17, 2015 at 9:15am
    Jamie Laiche of Gonzales, La., caught 38 pounds, 1 ounce to take the title at Ross Barnett Reservoir during the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional held out of Ridgeland, Miss., Friday.

    Laiche-led Louisiana wins regional

    8 state leaders advance to the B.A.S.S. National Championship
    June 15, 2015 at 9:00am