• Fishing Tournaments

    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 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 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 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 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 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 at 11:00am
    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 at 11:45am
    After a 6th-place finish in a 2015 Open, Fred Roumbanis said it would be fun to have a spring Elite tournament on Barnett Reservoir. Mississippi’s first Elite event will be April 27-30 on Barnett.

    Top at the Rez — Patterns for the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series at Barnett Reservoir

    The timing is perfect for the pros to find big post-spawn bass shallow during the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Barnett Reservoir this month. Here’s what to expect.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    David Rogers of Theodore, Ala., secures the 390-pound tiger shark that earned him a $20,000 prize offered to anyone setting and holding a new Mississippi state record for tiger shark at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.

    Record tiger shark worth $20K

    Mobile angler takes big prize at Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
    July 08, 2016 at 11:30am
    Caleb Gatwood and Cayden Soberoski of Oak Grove High School in Mississippi catch 14 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Costa Bassmaster High School Central Open on Toledo Bend Reservoir out of Many, La., Monday.

    Oak Grove pair wins Costa Bassmaster Central Open

    Mississippi teams take first and third place, advance to nationals
    June 21, 2016 at 10:30am
    Teb Jones was on big bass this weekend during the Bassmaster Open on the Arkansas River, but a dead-fish penalty and a regurgitated shad cost him victory and a return ticket to the Bassmaster Classic

    Jones misses 2017 Bassmaster Classic berth by 1 ounce0

    Penalty, regurgitated shad cost Hattiesburg angler in Bassmaster Central Open win
    June 07, 2016 at 2:57pm