• Freshwater Fishing

    When fishing crappie in heavy cover, weakening the hook makes it easy to get unsnagged.

    No. 1 tip when fishing brush-pile crappie

    Pre-bend hooks to escape snags
    March 21 at 6:00am
    Ken Covington swings a nice blue cat into Capt. Bob Crosby’s Blue Cat Guide Service charter boat on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg.

    Singing the blues — Keys to the Mississippi River’s monster catfish

    Big cats can be caught all year on the Big Muddy, if you know the techniques. And this professional guide doesn’t mind sharing his secrets.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Crappie will gravitate to offshore contours that most anglers drive right over on their way to more obvious crappie fishing locations.

    Hiding in plain sight

    While the crowds are ganged up around woody shorelines, use this championship crappie catcher’s advice to get away from the crown and load up on March slabs.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    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