• Bass Fishing

    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
    Bass anglers Derward Maudlin and Mike Damron won a tournament with 20.36 pounds this year, including a 5.96-pound lunker caught on a Delta Lures buzzbait.

    Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

    Anodized blades provide unique sound
    November 29, 2017 at 9:00am
    A buzzbait is a very productive bait when bass are in the backs of creeks on visible cover.

    Pickwick Lake’s bass bonanza

    November is prime time for fine fall action
    November 15, 2017 at 9:00am
    Needle nose and split ring pliers are invaluable for hook change operations.

    Tools and tactics

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    A feature on Google Earth allows anglers to go back in time to see features on Okhissa’s lake bottom before the lake was impounded to see potential bass-holding spots.

    Google Earth helps turn back time at Okhissa

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Bassmaster Elite pro Kevin VanDam likes to add one hook while removing another simultaneously.

    Hooking it up - How to change hard bait hooks

    Changing the factory hooks on your hard baits is an easy way to tweak your lure’s performance — and put more bass in the box.
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Lake Okhissa is still a great bass lake, even with its ‘new-car smell’ long gone.

    Okhissa’s ‘Back to the Future’ bass

    Lake in southwest Mississippi has changed with age, but the bass are still feisty and will bite this month.
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

    The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

    Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
    October 30, 2017 at 9:00am
    Anglers can catch spotted bass, along with largemouths and smallmouths, on different areas in Bay Springs.

    Bay Springs: five rods, two areas

    Break up your day with different lures, areas
    October 18, 2017 at 9:00am
    Football jigs are one of the favorites for probing creek ditches.

    Carolina concepts

    October 15, 2017 at 7:00am