• Fishing

    Wayne Edwards caught this bass as the last rays of the sun hung over Okatibbee Lake.

    Bass after dark

    Summer fishing trips are much more productive when you want until the sun sets to hit the water. Here are some nighttime tips for more bass.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Barnett Reservoir's fishing action is on a big upswing.

    Welcome back, old friend: The Rez

    Fishing at Ross Barnett Reservoir has never been better, at least not in recent years, thanks to efforts from agencies and fishermen. And the good times may just be getting ready to really roll....
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Summertime bass will relate mostly to shady cover like logs and laydowns.

    Shallow-minded bass tactics

    Bass seek refuge from the heat just like anglers do — but that doesn’t mean they all head deep. Learn how focusing shallow could be the ticket for plenty of fish this summer.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Here are some high-water inshore tips for hot-weather anglers.

    Hot weather, fish high water

    A rising tide doesn’t have to end your fishing day, especially during the summer, when water rushing into an estuary can set up a good bite in some great places.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Crappie guide John Harrison uses crankbaits to catch keeper slabs in the summer on Grenada Lake.

    Summer’s slab trio

    Long-line, crankbait and power trolling are hot-weather techniques that put crappie in your cooler.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Calling it “as close to hunting as you can get without a firearm,” Capt. Mark Wright enjoys sight-fishing for bull reds in the Biloxi Marsh.

    Sight in on redfish

    Sight-fishing for bull reds in the Biloxi Marsh gives anglers a chance to hunt and fish at the same time. Here’s how....
    August 01 at 7:00am
    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine twitchbait comes in 3- and 3 ½-inch floating or suspended models, and is available in four color variations.

    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine Twitchbait

    Detailed, realistic lure is irresistible to multiple saltwater species
    July 23 at 9:00am
    The tip of this swimbait hook lies just beneath the surface of the soft plastic lure, allowing it to run through grass without getting snagged.

    How to skin-hook a soft plastic lure

    Simple tip keeps your rig weedless
    July 19 at 10:00am
    Recon Marines use the GOTWA technique to keep the team informed on each other’s whereabouts. You can use it to let others know about your fishing plans — and what to do if you don’t return.

    Use ‘GOTWA’ to develop a game plan on the water

    Inform others when you’ll be returning — and what to do if you don’t
    July 19 at 7:00am
    Chas Champagne with Matrix Shad always keeps a close eye out for snot grass like this, because he typically finds redfish in the area.

    Sight-fishing support

    Stingrays, snot grass dead giveaways redfish are nearby
    July 18 at 7:00am
    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig, shown here in swamp gas color, is a heavy soft plastic lure with lots of action that Devin Denman finds especially effective when targeting redfish.

    A killer redfish swimbait

    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig gets it done
    July 17 at 7:00am

    DMR: Anglers caught 82,500 pounds of red snapper

    That leaves under 40,000 for remainder of Mississippi season, which reopens July 23
    July 16 at 2:00pm