• Fishing

    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
    A clip-on crappie float will help keep your double rigs from sinking below trout, guide Ted DeAgano III said.

    Twice as nice: Try these tandem rig tips

    Guide shares tips to catch more doubles
    April 16 at 6:00am
    If your anchor becomes snagged, pick it up and drop it repeatedly to free it.

    Never cut an anchor loose again

    April 13 at 6:00am
    Another great April option is catching chinquapin (aka redear or shellcracker), a favorite of Joe Watts of Canton.

    Chinquapins go to bed

    April 10 at 7:00am
    Dustin Jones of Brandon loves the versatility of the Mississippi-based Hammer Rods, and said there’s a model to fit all needs.

    Hammer Rods, from Mississippi

    April 05 at 9:20am
    Randy Rushing of Osyka broke the lake record for bass at Jeff Davis Lake with this 12.6-pound bass caught March 21. The old record of 11.6 was caught just two weeks earlier.

    Boom! Add a pound to the Jeff Davis bass record

    12.6-pounder beats the 11.6 caught earlier in March
    April 04 at 2:15pm