• Fishing

    Florida’s Capt. Joshua Lim shows off a 25 ½-inch, 6-pound speckled trout caught this summer in Pensacola Bay with a Matrix Shad rigged as a shrimp imitation twitchbait.

    Turn a Matrix Shad into a shrimp-imitation twitchbait

    Florida guide creates video detailing steps for line-through rig
    September 19, 2017 at 6:00am
    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
    Crappie can’t avoid Terry Blankenship just because it’s summer and they’re deep.

    Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

    Pro angler lends his expertise for catching late-summer crappie around deep cover
    September 18, 2017 at 6:00am
    Tommy Vidrine suggests using a 5- to 6-foot fluorocarbon leader to target big mangroves.

    Mop up on monster mangrove snapper

    Follow this expert’s advice to target big fish this fall
    September 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Capt. Tommy Pellegrin suggests targeting smaller rigs and structures for cobia, and making sure you keep your lure moving when sight casting to fish near the surface. Don’t stop if the fish charges, or it could very well lose interest.

    Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

    Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
    September 14, 2017 at 6:00am
    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
    Creature baits that resemble invertebrates are good alternatives for the voracious appetites of marsh bass.

    Best baits for marsh bass

    Crawfish imitators take top spot
    August 23, 2017 at 7:00am
    Split shot, a kahle hook and a fluorocarbon or monofilament leader are all that’s needed for an effective live bait rig.

    Simplify your rigging for live bait

    Split shot makes life easier
    August 22, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Paycheck Baits Nose Job gives any worm or swimbait a different action.

    Give your plastics a nose job

    A more erratic action can spur bites from more fish
    August 21, 2017 at 7:00am
    Big worms around lone cypress trees are the ticket for big bass on cypress lakes.

    Target lone cypress trees for big bass

    Toss a big worm for big results.
    August 17, 2017 at 7:00am