• Fishing

    The Tenn-Tom Waterway produces plenty of big blue and flathead catfish this month from deep holes. And eating-sized channel cats are around, too.

    Fishing through the fall

    November 13, 2017 at 6:00am
    This photo shows various magneto, holy joely and ultraviolet Matrix Shad that had lost their original colors transitioning back to like-new condition after being exposed to sunlight for several hours.

    Revitalize faded soft plastics

    Exposure to sunlight will have them looking good as new
    October 27, 2017 at 7:00am
    If you get snagged when you’re fishing with braid, reel in and pull the line away from the rod and let it snap back down. Braid doesn’t stretch, so there’s a chance the shock could travel down the line and free your hook.

    Use “bow and arrow trick” to free snagged hook

    Technique effective when hung on oyster shells, guide says
    October 19, 2017 at 4:30pm
    October is a time of transition for most salt water species, like the sheepshead. It opens the door to some productive action very close to the shoreline.

    The Sound of better close-in fishing

    October 16, 2017 at 7:00am
    Pete Ponds uses his own designed Pete Ponds Finesse Swim Jig from Talon to catch bass at Barnett Reservoir when the shad begin to stack in the pad fields.

    Bass chasing shad — that’s a good thing

    October 13, 2017 at 7:00am
    Will Major Brister, 9, caught his largest bass to date, this 8 1/2-pounder, while visiting his grandparents, Buddy and Gwendy Clairain, in Ebenezer. He was fishing with his grandfather in a private pond, using his new baitcasting outfit to present a watermelon/red Fluke.

    Five fishing hot spots for October

    October 12, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff

    How to catch more fish with Rat-L-Traps

    Alter lure for use around hard structure
    October 05, 2017 at 11:00am
    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
    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