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Wonderful night tops great day on The Rez

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. 

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July 11, 2016 at 11:00 am
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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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