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    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
    Yesterday 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
    Yesterday at 9:00am
    Mississippi hunters have enjoyed a liberal doe limit for several decades, but that could be changing in the 2017-18 season.

    Proposed rule change would cut doe harvest

    Commission would also create new deer management zones
    April 24 at 9:10am
    This big gator was an unwelcome visitor at a golf course home in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. last week.

    Alligator bulls way through screen door, relaxes on 2nd-story porch

    South Carolina family alarmed by what they thought was human intruder
    April 20 at 11:40am
    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
    Writer Bobby Cleveland shows the kind of fishing action that made Trace Lake at Trace State Park near Pontotoc one of the top angling destinations in Mississippi with this stringer of huge redear bream. Due to a failing dam, the lake is being drained for repair.

    One of Mississippi’s top lakes to be drained

    MDWFP’s Trace State Lake near Pontotoc needs renovation
    April 20 at 9:05am
    EVA foam will withstand a good, soapy scrubbing.

    Best bets to clean rod grips

    Different methods used for EVA foam, cork
    April 19 at 6:00am
    Presenting multiple lures into a single bed can increase your chances of making a bass bite.

    Load up a bed with lures and get bit

    Spawning bass can’t stand multiple baits resting in their beds for very long
    April 18 at 6:00am
    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
    Tethering your boat to stumps makes for stress-free crappie fishing.

    A better anchor

    April 17 at 6:00am