• Bass Fishing

    Wes Vowell broke the Neshoba County Lake record with this 14.3-pound sow caught in February 2017.

    Mississippi’s prespawn hot spots

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Having a quality depth finder on your bass boat and knowing how to use it to locate baitfish and bass is a key to better prespawn fishing.

    Get the right gear

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Baits like hard- or soft-plastic jerkbaits or swimbaits can be fished for suspended bass early in the prespawn cycle.

    Throw what bass want

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Curl-tail grubs are a popular choice for umbrella rigs like the YUMbrella Flash Mob.

    Grubs on umbrella rigs

    February 15 at 7:00am
    In February, Ross Barnett bass will be in the prespawn mode; you may catch a good number of bass that will weigh 4 pounds or more.

    February bassing at Ross Barnett

    February bass are moving shallow on Mississippi’s most-famous lake
    February 12 at 9:00am
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    G. Loomis E6X

    February 01 at 7:00am
    Bass in the pre-spawn stage are vulnerable to fishermen who can track the progression of the spawning cycle. February is a perfect time to find big fat female largemouths staging deep near shallow water.

    Spike those early spawners

    February is beginning of a Mississippi largemouth bass’s trip to the spawn, and a great time for anglers to target the biggest of the big. Here’s how....
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Simple and subtle, the Strike King Rage Tail Menace makes a great jig trailer.

    Great with grubs — Bass-fishing tips for grubs

    Grubs aren’t flashy, and they’re not in vogue right now. But they downright catch bass, and this month is prime time for the versatile lures.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 30 at 9:00am
    When a  jig bounces off a root, a stump or a rock and begins to fall back to the bottom, that’s when the Maynor Creek bass are most likely to attack.

    January bassing at Maynor Creek

    Key on bridge and surrounding area
    January 16 at 9:00am
    Bass pro John Crews helped design a drop-shot rod with a counter weighted butt section and a conveniently placed weight holder.

    The right outfit

    January 15 at 7:00am
    Bassmaster Elite pro Aaron Martens bases his dropshot bait selection on water temperature.

    Drop by design — The ins and outs of dropshotting for bass

    Drop-shotting might seem simple, but understanding how to make small adjustments to match specific situations can put more bass in the boat. Here are the pros’ tips.
    January 01 at 7:00am
    Even when the weather cools down at the end of December, you often can catch some very chunky bass at Bogue Homa that weigh 5 to 7 pounds each.

    Bogue Homa’s December bassing

    Cooling weather moves bass and fishermen
    December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
    The Ned rig might not look like much, but bass often smash it when other lures don’t produce a bite.

    You need a Ned rig

    Finesse bait catches bass when other lures don’t
    December 18, 2017 at 6:00am
    Pete Ponds said a west-facing riprap bank is a great place to start looking for aggressive bass in December, even on a Bandit 200 crankbait.

    Ponds: 5 Lures to tie on in December

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Even on a blue-bird day after a cold front, Pete Ponds feels bass can be aggressive enough to fool on shallow flats using a BooYah Hard Knocker lipless crankbait.

    Chill out, catch more winter bass

    Mississippi bass pro says knowing how to play the cold-front game will get you bigger bags of bass this month.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am