• Freshwater Fishing

    Portable lights can put more fish in the boat — or on your dock — at night as well as make your trip safer.

    Night fishing musts

    July 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Steve Coleman replaces jigs with crankbaits and pushes them out the front of his boat in power trolling fashion.

    Coleman and Capps love deep cranking

    July 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    A number of set ups are used for power trolling, but most involve tandem jigs and a heavy weight to keep the baits down in the water column at faster trolling speeds.

    One head, different colors

    July 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Yes, fish have color vision. Crappie have a penchant for bright, gaudy colors.

    Fish Sensory Systems - Part 1

    20/20 vision in an often dim world
    July 10, 2017 at 9:00am
    A light, either above or below the surface, is necessary to nighttime fishing success.

    Under the light: crappie at night

    Fish move shallow at night during the summer seeking food
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Crankbait and long line trolling lack the precise depth control that can be achieved when power trolling.

    Power troll for summertime crappie

    Target breaklines and multiple depths for more success.
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Catching a limit with plastics isn’t as hard as you might think once you’ve got your presentation dialed in.

    Summer crappie like fast-break approach

    June 15, 2017 at 7:00am
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    Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

    Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
    June 08, 2017 at 9:45am
    The good thing about crankbaits and jigs is that you don't have to worry about keeping minnows alive.

    Kicking the minnow habit

    Crankbaits, jigs can be just as effective on crappie, with less hassle
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Whether you seek trophy catfish or fryers, one of these methods will fit the bill for your summertime action.

    Summer Cats 5 Ways

    Whether you’re looking for a trophy catfish or just a mess of fillets to supply a fish fry, try one of these methods.
    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Fishermen in Northeast Mississippi will get a treat in June when Lake Monroe reopens to fishing.

    Monroe to open in June

    May 30, 2017 at 6:00am
    An in-line spinner like a Mepps Aglia can be just the ticket for going from throwbacks to bragging-sized bluegills.

    To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

    To catch bigger bluegills, look for deeper water and use bigger baits, lures
    May 18, 2017 at 10:00am
    Many post-spawn fish will remain near the shallows but seek out boat docks to hold under while recuperating from the spawn. Shooting docks is a great way to target these fish.

    Got docks? Hit ’em if you do

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am