• Fishing

    Biologists fear that the average fisherman would not be able to identify a juvenile carp (in hand) from full-grown threadfin shad, a popular baitfish netted in spillways.

    MDWFP bans transport of live baitfish from spillways

    Goal is to prevent the spread of flying carp, other non-native species
    May 18, 2017 at 3:30pm
    Shiloh Turner of Bentonia set a new state record for the finetooth shark.

    State certifies new finetooth shark record

    Bentonia woman’s catch adds 12 pounds to mark
    May 17, 2017 at 10:15am
    Keeping your bait fresh and lively is one key to catching crappie, especially in hot weather.

    Top tip for catching crappie in hot weather

    Keeping your crappie bait fresh and lively on hot days
    May 10, 2017 at 9:50am
    Mississippi recreational fishermen will have only a 3-day season on red snapper, with a 2-fish limit.

    Feds set 3-day recreational Gulf snapper season

    Charter boats with federal license have 49 days
    May 02, 2017 at 7:00pm
    Dustin Connell celebrates his victory Monday in the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Barnett Reservoir.

    Connell holds off VanDam, wins Elite at Barnett

    Tour rookie rides big 3rd-round lead to first Bassmaster win
    May 02, 2017 at 9:00am
    Dustin Connell was all smiles at Saturday's Bassmaster Elite weigh-in, but knows Sunday's postponement is not good news for his upriver pattern at Barnett Reservoir.

    Weather pushes Elite finale to Monday

    Weigh-in scheduled for 2 p.m. at Old Trace Park
    April 30, 2017 at 8:35pm
    Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Dustin Connell has caught enough fish from the upper Pearl River area of Barnett Reservoir in three days to take more than a 5-pound lead into the final round.

    Rookie Connell increases Elite lead

    Weather puts planned Sunday finale in jeopardy
    April 29, 2017 at 10:36pm
    Dustin Connell of Clanton, Ala., took the lead on the second day of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at  Barnett Reservoir with two-day total weight of 36 pounds, 7 ounces.

    On windy Barnett, Connell takes command

    Weights fall in rough, white-capping conditions
    April 28, 2017 at 7:35pm
    Brandon Card of Knoxville, Tenn., has the lead after the first day of the Bassmaster Elite tournament at  Barnett Reservoir, bringing 22 pounds, 14 ounces to the scales on Thursday.

    Card leads ‘tightly-packed’ Elite on Barnett

    Lake fishing small, but producing big bass in Bassmaster event
    April 28, 2017 at 9:00am
    Randall Tharp has already been introduced to Barnett Reservoir bass, having won an Bassmaster Central Open there in 2013. He is excited to be returning to the lake next week for the Bassmaster Elite Series event April 27-30.

    Bassmaster Elite pros catching Barnett at its best

    20-pound limits are possible daily, biologists predict
    April 20, 2017 at 11:00am
    Writer Bobby Cleveland shows the kind of fishing action that made Trace Lake at Trace State Park near Pontotoc one of the top angling destinations in Mississippi with this stringer of huge redear bream. Due to a failing dam, the lake is being drained for repair.

    One of Mississippi's top lakes to be drained

    MDWFP’s Trace State Lake near Pontotoc needs renovation
    April 20, 2017 at 9:05am
    Greg Hackney of Louisiana will be one of the pros fishing April 27-30 in the Bassmaster Elite Series event on Barnett Reservoir at Ridgeland. It will be the 12th Bassmaster event on The Rez, but the first Elite ever in Mississippi.

    Bassmaster Elite next week at Barnett Reservoir

    BASS returning to The Rez for 12th time April 27-30
    April 17, 2017 at 11:45am