• Bass Fishing

    Tommy Boutwell has been catching largemouth at Jeff Davis Lake near Prentiss early in the morning to beat the heat, and has been doing so on Prototype Lures' new buzzbait.

    The ‘buzz’ at Jeff Davis Lake

    Go early, beat the heat, and throw buzzbaits
    August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm
    Pegging a worm weight is easy with tailor-made pegs. Slide your line into the loop at the end of the peg loop. Grab a peg and slide it onto your line. Thread your weight on then slide the peg back to the top of the weight and you’re ready to go.

    “Pick” your peg

    August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    A go-to bait all summer long is a topwater like a Heddon Zara Spook.

    Top summertime lures — a pro’s picks

    August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Alabama rookie Dustin Connell bested the Bassmaster Elite field this past spring at Barnett Reservoir by finding areas of less-pressured fish on the upper reaches of the Pearl River.

    Rez fares well on Elite stage

    August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Kevin VanDam is fond of Texas rigging a big worm for summer use, but he’ll reach beyond the ribbon and curl tail styles and put the chunky Strike King Bull Worm into duty.

    Long, lanky and in-demand

    Summertime is the right time to throw big worms
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Dry conditions create clear water, which tends to push bass deeper into structure in Mississippi River oxbow lakes.

    Finding lunker bass in August’s hot water

    Elite pros like Cliff Pace tell you where and how to catch them.
    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    William Flournoy caught this 8 ½-pound bass on one of his Uncle Lonnie Stanley’s new Stanley Standup Football Jigs at Lake Sam Rayburn.

    The Stanley Standup Football Jig

    A unique head shape puts this lure in action
    July 27, 2017 at 9:00am
    If ever there was a cover-specific bait, the Gene Larew Dock Shooter is it. It’s made to shoot under docks and fall flat.

    Skip and shoot to reach hot spots

    July 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    When the sun gets bright in July at Bogue Homa, Paul Elias suggests flipping a Stone Jig on the shady sides of the cypress trees.

    July bass at Bogue Homa

    July 13, 2017 at 9:00am
    For the fourth straight year, fishermen helped in the restocking of Florida bass in Ross Barnett Reservoir.

    Florida bass added at Ross Barnett

    July 03, 2017 at 6:00am
    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney commits enough time to hit several docks because piecing together the details of when and where bites occur typically yields a consistent formula.

    Make boat docks yield more bass

    These tips for the pros help maximize your summertime catch
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Bassmaster pro Jordan Lee doctors his frogs before he feels they’re ready for use.

    Slow up for the blow up

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Learn to flip and pitch with the bait in the hand you use to reel so you don’t have to transfer the rod between hands. It’s during that transfer that you can miss a subtle bite.

    Stay on the right side

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Ken Covington, known by many as the “Minnow Man,” raises minnows and wholesales them to bait shops all over Mississippi and Alabama. He also enjoys using his products to catch big bass. 

    Can’t catch bait? Then buy it

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Paul Elias likes to pitch a jig into the thickest hydrilla he can find, let the lure sink to the bottom, hop it off the bottom two or three times, reel the bait in and make another pitch.

    Lake Okhissa for June bass

    June 08, 2017 at 9:00am