• Fishing Tournaments

    Edwin Evers needed 20 pounds, 9 ounces to take the lead in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic today, and that's exactly what he caught.

    Evers claims slim lead after second day of Bassmaster Classic

    Tharp falls behind by a mere ounce
    February 22, 2014 at 8:08pm
    Randall Tharp is leading the 2014 Bassmaster Classic after the first day, and he's confident there are plenty of fish for him to maintain and even extend his lead.

    Tharp leads after first day of Bassmaster Classic

    Local knowledge helps FLW Forrest Wood Cup champion rise to the top
    February 21, 2014 at 8:51pm
    Sheepshead have the black vertical bars, or stripes, that add to its unique look.

    CCA to hold Stripes, Spots & Dots tourney Feb. 22

    Competition for sheepshead, specks and reds has guaranteed $8,000 purse
    February 10, 2014 at 9:50am
    David Floyd of Pascagoula set the Mississippi record for speckled trout in April 2013. If it gets broken in the 2014 Speckled Trout World Championship in Gulfport, it could be worth a new Ford F-150 pickup.

    World Championship for specks planned

    Charity event in April in Gulfport will also have cobia, redfish and flounder divisions
    February 06, 2014 at 4:45pm
    Defending Bassmaster Classic champ Cliff Pace will miss the 2014 championship event next month after falling and breaking his leg in a hunting accident last week.

    Pace to miss 2014 Classic after breaking leg in hunting accident

    2013 champion falls from tree stand, breaks leg in two places Friday
    January 27, 2014 at 9:56am
    The Bassmaster Classic will return to South Carolina's Lake Hartwell in 2015, where Texas pro Alton Jones won the B.A.S.S. championship in 2008.

    Bassmasters Classic will return to Lake Hartwell in 2015

    New Green Pond landing will be site of daily launch, sources say
    January 16, 2014 at 9:10am
    MCC tournament winners Jeremy Aldridge and Clint Egbert of Batesville won their first-ever tournament with 12.34 pounds.

    Tournament time

    Prime time for crankbaits, guaranteed
    November 07, 2013 at 9:00am
    2013 Forrest Wood Cup winner Randall Tharp sealed a wire-to-wire victory Oct. 19 during the Bassmaster Central Open on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

    Tharp goes wire-to-wire to win Barnett Central Open

    Final-day catch questioned, but deemed legal by B.A.S.S.
    October 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
    Randall Tharp maintained the lead of the Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett reservoir after two days of competition.

    Tharp still in command in Central Open at Barnett after Day 2

    Having wrapped up one goal, fisherman now eyeing Bassmaster Classic berth
    October 18, 2013 at 7:12pm
    Bassmaster Elite Series pro Pete Ponds didn't weigh a single fish in during the first day of the Bassmaster Central Open being held at Ross Barnett, Ponds' home waters.

    Mississippi madness during Central Open

    Mississippi anglers struggle after first day of Ross Barnett Central Open
    October 17, 2013 at 8:28pm

    Nothing to sneeze about

    Sneeze costs Bassmaster Open pro big bass
    October 17, 2013 at 8:20pm
    Randall Tharp, fresh off the Forrest L. Wood Cup win, goes into Day 2 of the Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett Reservoir.

    Red-hot Tharp takes Day 1 lead at Bassmaster Central Open

    Recent Forrest Wood Cup winner overcomes engine problems to lead at Barnett
    October 17, 2013 at 8:14pm
    Local anglers have never faired well in BASS events on Barnett. Pete Ponds led early in the 1996 event but finished third. His dad Bob Ponds finished second to Ricky Green, losing by one ounce in the 1972 Rebel Invitational.

    Local tournament-fishing jinx

    October 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    In 1969, nobody could match Pete Henson’s 124.3 pounds, back when daily limits usually took a stringer to tote to the scales.

    The Rez and B.A.S.S.

    October 15, 2013 at 7:00am
    B.A.S.S. Nation member James

    Bassmaster Open competitor shot, killed at Jackson motel

    B.A.S.S. Nation member was 11th in Open points race
    October 14, 2013 at 3:12pm