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    The author’s son aligns a trail camera to see what’s cooking in the deer woods.

    Never too early for trail cams

    July 16 at 9:00am
    When you see bass schooling on top, cast to them with either a walking bait or a shaky head worm when they go deep.

    July: frog time at Ross Barnett

    Bass fishermen have it made in the shade when summer arrives, bass move to pads
    July 12 at 9:00am
    Fast-growing crappies need a lot of food. In Southeastern reservoirs, that food often is threadfin shad, but big crappie benefit from larger forage, like slow-growing gizzard shad.

    Why are crappie so big in flood-control lakes

    It’s a forage thing: the right amount of the right size of baitfish
    July 09 at 9:00am
    Garmin’s Xero Bow Sight combines a rangefinder and a bow-sighting system.

    Take a good look at this new sight

    Garmin combines rangefinder, laser-sighting system for bowhunters
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Mary Poe’s crab cakes have almost no filler to hide the luscious taste of the crab meat.

    Former guide displays big-time cooking skills

    Mary Poe shares two great recipes
    June 27 at 9:00am
    Two large J-shaped high-profile legs give the Cowboy its vibrating action.

    Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Gary Yamamoto’s new creature bait has a fluttery action big bass just can’t resist
    June 25 at 9:00am
    The author keeps an array of meds handy to deal with stings, itches and rashes.

    Prepare yourself and be cautious

    Trips afield during the summer can present some interesting problems
    June 20 at 9:00am
    Paul Elias depends on his depth finder to locate the ledges and see the structure and  bass at Pickwick before he ever starts chunking and winding.

    Bet on Pickwick’s ledges during June

    When bass head for deep water, look for changes in the bottom that will hold baitfish and bass
    June 12 at 9:00am
    Sustaining quality fishing in aging reservoirs will require providing good habitat for bass and for anglers.

    Enhance habitat, fish will respond

    Table Rock Lake study points to structure helping fishing
    June 07 at 9:15am
    The TenPoint Stealth NXT offers big performance in a compact, light package.

    Tenpoint adds a new crossbow

    Stealth NXT puts the latest technology into space-age archery equipment
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Blue corn tortilla chips and sour cream accent a tamale pie.

    Leftover turkey has life

    Cast-iron turkey tamale pie is a great way to remember that gobbler
    May 25 at 2:20pm
    The ‘potato chip lip’ on Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad creates erratic movement gamefish just can’t resist.

    Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad

    'Potato chip lip’ is the secret to lure’s wobble
    May 24 at 9:00am
    Supplemental feeding of deer has been banned in six counties after an Issaquena County deer was discovered to have CWD.

    Another look at CWD feeding ban

    Could Mississippi officials have used better boundaries than county lines?
    May 21 at 9:00am
    Maynor Creek has been kicking out some very nice bass, and May is a productive month to catch some of these chunky largemouths.

    Fish Maynor Creek in May

    Drawdown, increase in cover has turned 500-acre lake around
    May 10 at 8:30am
    Ponds provide excellent fishing, but bass quickly learn to avoid capture.

    Bass learn to avoid capture

    How they learn remains a mystery, but it may help you improve your catch
    May 07 at 9:00am
    The late Gene Sutherland loved woods and white-tails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

    A life well-lived: making memories in the woods

    Hunting mentor’s letter reminds us of what’s really important in the field
    May 03 at 9:00am