Descending gloriously, with an orange brilliance over the Natchez Trace, the sun may have been setting but not on our day of fishing on Barnett Reservoir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
If ever a biblical verse has fit a hunting season, it is Job 1:21 and the start of the 2014 Mississippi Duck season.
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.