• Fishing

    The Paycheck Baits Nose Job gives any worm or swimbait a different action.

    Give your plastics a nose job

    A more erratic action can spur bites from more fish
    19 hours ago
    Big worms around lone cypress trees are the ticket for big bass on cypress lakes.

    Target lone cypress trees for big bass

    Toss a big worm for big results.
    August 17 at 7:00am
    Tommy Boutwell has been catching largemouth at Jeff Davis Lake near Prentiss early in the morning to beat the heat, and has been doing so on Prototype Lures' new buzzbait.

    The ‘buzz’ at Jeff Davis Lake

    Go early, beat the heat, and throw buzzbaits
    August 16 at 2:00pm
    Sometimes a few tweaks are needed to increase your hookup ratio on swimbaits. The top bait is a factory Live Target Mullet Swimbait. The bottom one has the dorsal fin removed to expose the hook, and a treble on the bottom.

    Land more fish with a stinger hook

    Sometimes all you need to turn bites into landed fish is another hook
    August 16 at 6:00am
    Zeringue’s system can hold 300 to 400 croakers for an extended period of time.

    Live bait life support

    This high-tech system keeps more bait alive longer, saving money
    July 20 at 9:40am
    The Flounder Fanatic Bottom hook rigged with a plastic.

    More flat fish, fewer junk fish

    Fancy rig made just for flounder
    July 19 at 6:00am
    Patrick McDowell of Slidell holds a 4-pound speckled trout caught Friday just south of Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. Notice the slick in the photo behind McDowell. The slick popped up on a grass bed in 2.5 feet of water and it was full of bait and trout.

    Cat Island trout still spawning

    This year’s July action as hot as it can be
    July 17 at 3:45pm
    Fiddler crabs are a popular bait for sheepshead, but the Cranka Crab is an artificial lure that's tough to beat.

    Catch more sheepshead with this lure from Down Under

    Cranka Crab's unique hook placement means higher hook up ratio for sheepshead
    July 17 at 9:30am
    The best way to fish the Carolina rig is with a slow drag that keeps the weight in constant contact with bottom.

    How to properly fish a Carolina rig

    Dragging it sideways is key
    July 17 at 6:00am
    One cooling respite from the heat is a canoe or kayak trip on a Mississippi stream, coastal river or lake. It also opens the door to some fantastic fishing opportunities.

    Paddle away the heat

    July 11 at 6:00am