• Fishing Tournaments

    Scott Cothran of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with the state record 242-pound, 8.64-ounce swordfish during the recent Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic in Biloxi. He earned a whopping $325,000 for the catch in the June 8-9 event.

    Record swordfish worth $325,000

    South Carolina angler pockets nice reward in MGCBC
    June 20 at 4:00pm
    Typical scene from the Saturday night weigh-ins of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic: A happy angler with a giant blue marlin. The 21st MGCBC is June 5-11 at Biloxi. The weigh-ins at Point Cadet Harbor June 9-10 are free to the public.

    Attention turns to billfish

    June 02 at 6:00am
    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