• Freshwater Fishing

    Bigger baits, bigger jigheads and bigger minnows will often lead to bigger crappie.

    Bigger baits mean bigger crappie

    Upsize your offerings to catch more slabs
    February 16 at 6:00am
    A spinnerbait case modified with a block of foam makes a fine holder for craft tubes stuffed with rigs and spare tackle.

    Homemade crappie rig box

    February 15 at 7:00am
    Light action spinning outfits with lots of tip flexibility are the way to go with slip float rigs.

    Tackle tips for crappie fishing

    February 15 at 7:00am
    After tricking a crappie to think it is spawning season, hormone injections stimulate the release of eggs.

    Crappie culture breakthroughs

    Indoor rearing is becoming a reality
    February 06 at 9:00am
    A nifty method for presenting baits at a particular depth, the slip float rig allows anglers to hang a bait in the strike zone.

    Sip-float slabs — Top fishing tips for wintertime crappie

    Bobbers keep lures dangling in front of wintertime crappie, but casting a rig from which feet of line is dangling can be a major pain. Here’s the solution.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    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 at 11:30am
    Sustaining good fishing will require forward thinking fisheries management.

    Global climate change

    What anglers need to know
    January 05 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