• Fishing

    A secret to successfully fishing a frog over grass is to make sure the bass has the lure in its mouth before setting the hook.

    Three-pronged bass approach at Lake Okhissa

    September brings fishing challenges; here are ways to attack those fish
    September 11 at 9:00am
    A healthy bass population has good recruitment, but a strong spawn does not necessarily result in more catchable bass and good bass fishing.

    Self-regulating bass?

    Success of recruitment not related to the number of spawners.
    September 07 at 9:00am
    Josh and Jamie Gaspard both with the wicked-looking lancetfish they caught on Aug. 15.

    Dragon-like catch shocks Louisiana guide

    A lancetfish looks like something straight from a horror movie
    September 05 at 1:30pm
    Capt. Ronnie Daniels of Fisher-Man Guide Service enjoys targeting tripletail on a trip, but often uses them as a bonus after a morning of chasing reds and specks.

    Made in the shade - Don’t throw shade on Mississippi tripletail

    Keep a sharp eye out for tripletail when you leave the dock in Biloxi; they provide some great, late-summer sight-fishing opportunities.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Whether he’s on a small, medium, or large lake, Pete Ponds enjoys catching bass in September.

    Mississippi bass on all fronts

    Small ponds, big lakes and rivers: September’s tactics are just about the same across Mississippi. Learn how to approach these different but similar fisheries.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Blue catfish are voracious eaters, and will even hit a Bandit 200 crankbait, which this angler learned while trolling for striped bass at Barnett Reservoir.

    Color catfish hot

    Even with summer’s heat still pounding down on Mississippi waters, catfish are almost always ready and willing to bite. Here’s how to catch them.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

    Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Danco’s 7.5-inch Prodigy pliers

    Danco Prodigy pliers

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Maluna cooler

    Maluna: coolers without hinges

    September 01 at 7:00am
    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