• Freshwater Fishing

    Don Henson of  Southaven set new state and world records with this garilla — a 46-pound, 1-ounce longnose gar caught at the Sardis Lake spillway in September.

    ‘Garilla’ — Sardis spillway yields world record

    Southaven angler catches 48-pound, 1-ounce longnose gar
    January 24, 2017 at 11:30am
    Sustaining good fishing will require forward thinking fisheries management.

    Global climate change

    What anglers need to know
    January 05, 2017 at 9:00am
    This 6-pound largemouth bass is a product of healthy reservoir habitat.

    Reservoir impairment

    Understanding aging fisheries
    December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Slice a pool noodle the way you would a pineapple, ending up with several thumb-sized bait pieces that will stay on a hook while providing a medium for holding stink bait.

    Preparing for a different form of noodling

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Don Drane of Madison holds up two fat Lake Washington channel cats, which were destined for a fish fry at a tail-gating party on a college football Saturday.

    Yo-yo regulations

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    A channel catfish olfactory senses are nearly 10 times greater than those of a largemouth bass or rainbow trout, making stinkbaits an effective tool for catching them.

    Channel cats love a stinky sticky bait

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Anglers can try their hand at homemade stinkbaits by trying this easy to make recipe.

    The No. 1 recipe for catfish stink bait

    November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
    Bighead carp grow to over 60 pounds.

    Asian carp update

    Flying carp coming to a lake or river near you
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Don Drane stays busy overseeing 25 yo-yos on Lake Washington, and he always leaves with a cooler filled with “eating-sized” channel catfish.

    Tail-gating cats — Fishing tips for Lake Washington catfish

    A morning on Lake Washington provides the entrée for a football fish fry. Here’s how you can fill the ice chest with succulent catfish.
    November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    When times are lean for fresh-cut herring, you can try this garlic chicken recipe to tempt blue catfish.

    Garlic chicken is top catfish bait

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Mississippi River catfish guide Boy Crosby said he realized early on the potential fishing that was right under his nose.

    Two great catfish rigs

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Moderating water levels and falling water temperatures typically provide the combination of conditions that Bob Crosby loves to see on the Mississippi River, and often leaves him with his hands and arms full of catfish.

    Bumping for catfish

    October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    One bite and this young lady was hooked. But she depends on you for her next trip.

    Building anglers, keeping anglers

    Future of fishing depends on recruitment
    October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    October is a great time to head to the Mississippi River to get a case of the blues, as in blue catfish.

    Catching the blues — Top fishing tips for blue catfish

    October’s cooling and stabilizing waters bring out beastly catfish on the Mississippi River, and these anglers know just how to drag them into the boat.
    October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
    Anglers can get by with heavier, high-vis line in stained water, but clear water demands lighter, clear line to avoid spooking fish.

    Clear water demands lighter line

    September 15, 2016 at 7:00am
    Guide Brad Taylor said smaller bodies of water, including his favorite oxbow lakes in the Delta, are perfect for trolling crankbaits.

    Trolling crankbaits works on oxbows, too

    September 15, 2016 at 7:00am