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    Father and son, Chris and Reed Kellum of Madison, had an exciting hunt recently at their camp near Hermanville. When Reed, 11, shot one gobbler, a second gobbler ran up and started jumping on the flopping bird. Chris was able to complete the double.

    Hens going to nest, helping hunters

    Mid-morning and afternoon action is producing gobblers
    April 12, 2013 at 9:45am
    Male white crappie are starting to turn black, their mating color. It's a sign the spawn is about to turn on in most of Mississippi's crappie hot spots.

    Signs the spawn is about to turn on

    Fishermen finding crappie shallow in most popular hot spots
    April 11, 2013 at 4:30pm
    April showers mean monster catfish for Columbus Lake area angler Joey Pounders. He and his brother Jerry give a demonstration in the attached video.

    Columbus Lake cats

    Lower end of the Tenn-Tom Waterway produces hefty catfish
    April 08, 2013 at 11:00am
    Crappie anglers have been waiting on some warm weather to push fish into the shallows for the spawn, and it looks like that's finally going to happen.

    Crappie forecast: 80-degree fun ahead

    Warmer weather will trigger mass move to shallows for beginning of the crappie spawn.
    April 05, 2013 at 7:39am
    Kenny Latham's first turkey of 2013 was this 3-year-old gobbler he killed Friday on private land in Leake County near his Ludlow home. He said it was the first morning this year that the gobblers were vocal.

    Gobbling increasing, hunting improves

    Despite late start, biologist confident Mississippi can still have good season
    April 03, 2013 at 11:30am
    It happens every spring at Barnett Reservoir. At some point the big females move into the pad stems on the upper lake and river areas, and this year a swim jig — like the Pete Ponds signature series by Talon — is proving a productive technique. Swim baits are also hot with the big females in pre-spawn mode.

    Swim baits, swim jigs produce big bites

    Bass and crappie starting to move up in southern half of state
    March 21, 2013 at 3:00pm
    Bay Springs crappie guide Wayne Inman indicated that the typical spring crappie hotspots on the north end of the lake are starting to heat up.

    Bay Springs crappie on the rise

    Local guide indicates spring spawn just a few days away
    March 19, 2013 at 11:00am
    Spring rains can make it more difficult to limit out on speckled trout, but that doesn't mean there aren't fish to catch — if you follow a few rules.

    Stay mobile to catch limits of speckled trout

    Spring rains push specks toward bays, avid coastal angler says.
    March 14, 2013 at 6:30am
    Dan Smith of Ridgeland used a Senko worm rigged wacky-style to beat this big female that was staging in 5 feet of water in a private lake in Madison County.

    Wacky Senko will finesse pre-spawn females

    On light line, spinning tackle and small hooks, stick worms will produce in tough conditions.
    March 13, 2013 at 10:00am
    One of the most productive prespawn crappie patterns in Mississippi is fishing outside the timber of the old lake beds on Barnett Reservoir. It is a March favorite for Rabbit Rogers, who is shown hauling in a fat and sassy female from 12 feet of water.

    Prespawn crappie bite has begun

    Fishermen find plenty of crappie action on first day of decent weather.
    March 08, 2013 at 9:34am
    To fool a gobbler on a youth hunt and help to end the day with big smiles, having the right accessories can be important.

    Accessorizing properly can help youngsters get gobblers

    Mississippi’s youth season opens on Friday
    March 04, 2013 at 3:00pm
    Turkey-hunting success begins long before the season opens.

    Your guide to scouting for turkeys

    Follow these tips, and you could be on a turkey when the season opens later this month.
    March 01, 2013 at 12:03pm
    Mississippi State University engineering student Zach Carroll, who lives in Ocean Springs, slow-trolls coastal waters and catches some great winter speckled trout.

    Tips for slow-trolling for lunker speckled trout

    This Mississippi State University engineering student shows how trolling for winter trout with live bull minnows can put some lunkers in the boat.
    February 26, 2013 at 6:30am
    Capt. Ronnie Daniels watches weather forecasts to find windows allowing access to the islands off the Mississippi Coast to put together great stringers of speckled trout by wade-fishing.

    Coastal islands are great springtime fishing targets — if the weather allows

    Play weather conditions to find speckled trout-fishing windows.
    February 25, 2013 at 6:45am
    A Lucky Craft Pro Pointer 100 suspending jerk bait is popular in winter, but is also an excellent prespawn bass-fishing lure.

    Be a jerk: Don’t give up on the stick baits

    Lucky Craft Pro Pointers, other suspending jerk baits are great for catching big prespawn bass.
    February 22, 2013 at 2:02pm