• Fishing

    Todd Macko, founder of the Barnett Reservoir Spillway Fishing Group on Facebook, looks at a load of trash he hauled from kayakers to be off-loaded at the spillway collection sight during Operation Clean Sweep.

    Clean Sweep removes 18 tons from the Pearl

    River-long effort involved over 1,000 volunteers
    October 02, 2017 at 10:05am
    Sherman Roberts of Biloxi set a new state record for the Oyster Toadfish.

    Record oyster toadfish certified

    Curious species known for having teeth to avoid
    September 20, 2017 at 10:10am
    Public access to the popular spillway fishing below the Barnett Reservoir Dam near Jackson will be closed this weekend during Operation Clean Sweep.

    Barnett Reservoir spillway to close during cleanup

    Operation Clean Sweep covers length of the Pearl River
    September 18, 2017 at 3:00pm
    Tyler Cossey caught this lunker on a bass fishing trip in Marshall County.

    Try these honey holes in September

    September 13, 2017 at 6:00am
    Catching a redfish on a fly is growing in popularity and a free Fly Fishing Fair for salt water anglers will be held this weekend in Ocean Springs, with experts to assist anyone in that pursuit.

    Free fly-fishing fair Saturday in Ocean Springs

    Event offers instruction on fly-fishing in salt water
    September 11, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Brock Mosley holding up two lunker smallmouth on stage at St. Clair last Sunday.

    Mosley takes second at Lake St. Clair

    August 31, 2017 at 4:10pm
    The red snapper season ends on Labor Day.

    A few last shots at red snapper

    August 31, 2017 at 2:30pm
    Gene Bishop won the 2015 Central Open on Barnett Reservoir. BASS will open the 2018 Central Open series March 1-3 at Barnett.

    BASS returning to Barnett in 2018

    March 1-3 event serves as kickoff for Central Opens
    August 31, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Popular Lake Mary Crawford near Monticello has been closed for renovation.

    Popular MDWFP lake closed for renovation

    August 31, 2017 at 6:00am
    Tommy Boutwell has been catching largemouth at Jeff Davis Lake near Prentiss early in the morning to beat the heat, and has been doing so on Prototype Lures' new buzzbait.

    The ‘buzz’ at Jeff Davis Lake

    Go early, beat the heat, and throw buzzbaits
    August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Cal Cossich was wade fishing when he hooked these topwater trout.

    Ways to catch fish while beating the heat

    August 14, 2017 at 3:30pm
    Patrick McDowell of Slidell holds a 4-pound speckled trout caught Friday just south of Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. Notice the slick in the photo behind McDowell. The slick popped up on a grass bed in 2.5 feet of water and it was full of bait and trout.

    Cat Island trout still spawning

    This year’s July action as hot as it can be
    July 17, 2017 at 3:45pm
    Fiddler crabs are a popular bait for sheepshead, but the Cranka Crab is an artificial lure that's tough to beat.

    Catch more sheepshead with this lure from Down Under

    Cranka Crab's unique hook placement means higher hook up ratio for sheepshead
    July 17, 2017 at 9:30am
    One cooling respite from the heat is a canoe or kayak trip on a Mississippi stream, coastal river or lake. It also opens the door to some fantastic fishing opportunities.

    Paddle away the heat

    July 11, 2017 at 6:00am
    The MDWFP has named Sylvia Robinson as Wildlife Conservation Educator at its Museum of Natural Science in Jackson.

    MDWFP adds Conservation Educator

    July 05, 2017 at 6:00am
    For the fourth straight year, fishermen helped in the restocking of Florida bass in Ross Barnett Reservoir.

    Florida bass added at Ross Barnett

    July 03, 2017 at 6:00am