Bobby C's Outdoors

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Denson masters bass in the heat

As a longtime reporter of fishing on Barnett Reservoir, and other Mississippi waters for that matter, I am often asked how to catch fish in the summer.

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June 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm
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CWD news concerns Mississippi hunters

Even casual Mississippi deer hunters are concerned about news that Michigan has confirmed its first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in its wild deer population.

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June 02, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Surprise: Snag starts swimming off

EAGLE LAKE — When I felt something hit my lure hard, instinctively, I set the hook.

What followed was comical, a bit sobering and never forgotten.

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May 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm
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Fishing: We’ve got it, go get it

Redfish, speckled trout, white trout, ground mullet, croaker, flounder, black tip shark and even a big ol’ blue crab.

Largemouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, bluegill, redear, green sunfish, goggle eye and long-eared sunfish.

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May 14, 2015 at 9:20 am
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Bluegill, not chinquapins, were hot

The moon’s reflection in the water was nearly full circle, which is why the plan was to find an active bed of redear bream, a.k.a. chinquapin or shellcracker.

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April 06, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Spring panfish ritual

For 25 years, it has been a spring ritual for one of my favorite fishing partners, Li’l Joe, and me. Sure, we may get together a few times earlier in the year and try to catch a hybrid or two, or maybe a bass and a crappie. 

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March 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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Senate Bill to end licenses dangerous

Just when I thought I’d seen or heard it all ...

There’s a bill in the Mississippi Senate that if passed would abolish the requirement for resident hunting and fishing licenses.

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January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Hunter’s death puts focus on safety

Mississippi’s first fatality of the 2014-15 hunting season serves as a perfect reminder of what can happen when people disregard two basic rules of hunter safety:

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December 18, 2014 at 9:30 am
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Hunters get immediate blame for injured eagle

It was easy to do, jumping to the conclusion that an unethical hunter had shot and injured a bald eagle, leaving it in such a poor, bloody condition that it couldn’t — or wouldn’t — fly.

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December 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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Ducks came south early, now headed north

If ever a biblical verse has fit a hunting season, it is Job 1:21 and the start of the 2014 Mississippi Duck season.

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December 05, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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Jezebel Sauce perfect for venison

There are several tricks to serving venison to people who say they don’t like the taste, and getting them to savor it enough to demand more.

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November 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm
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Fewer big bucks — blame football

After an obviously tough archery season, Mississippi biologists and hunters — not to mention the outdoor magazines and writers that love to share good deer stories — are wondering why there’s been a shortage of big buck reports.

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November 19, 2014 at 10:30 am
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Best day in deer stand? No doubt about it

It was our last day in a deer stand together one hunting season. 

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November 08, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Winter is lunker time

It was a warm winter’s day, the last one of 1992 in fact, when Anthony Denny saw the telltale sign of a big bass making a feeding run on some shad in a cove on the lake at Natchez State Park.

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October 29, 2014 at 11:00 am
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Squirrel for breakfast: Heady stuff

It’s been more than 55 years since I first sat down to a wild game meal, breakfast at my grandparents’ house in Houston, Texas.

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October 03, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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Rez stripers starting to heat up

It really wasn’t fair last year, since so many bass fishermen were on Barnett Reservoir in September and then October, pre-fishing for the B.A.S.S. Central Open that was held on the lake.

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September 12, 2014 at 11:30 am
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