Chris Lane takes 2012 Bassmaster Classic title

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Chris Lane went through a rough patch a couple of years ago, struggling to string together much of anything resembling success and watching older brother Bobby qualify for Bassmaster Classics while he watched from the sidelines.

Younger Brother Lane handled business during only his second Classic appearance, and Sunday won the biggest prize in tournament bass fishing – the 2012 Bassmaster Classic title. […]


Lane claims second-day lead during 2012 Classic

Florida’s Chris Lane abandoned the area he fished on the first day of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, locked down one pool and proceeded to put together a 19-pound, 4-ounce stringer that boosted him into the top spot going into the final day of championship competition.

“Today was plan B, and tomorrow is plan C,” Lane said. “I’m going to try to take plan A and Plan B, and come up with plan C.” […]

Deer of the Year

Reluctant hunt results in trophy buck

When Jonathan Cleveland went to bed on the night of Jan. 15, he had plans to be in a deer stand the following day. However, when he climbed out of bed the next morning, one look outside gave him second thoughts: It was warm, with south-southwest winds gusting to 25 miles per hour. […]

Bass Fishing

Elias among inductees to 2012 Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Former Bassmaster Classic champion Paul Elias is one of four being inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame during a banquet to be held next Friday (Feb. 24) in conjunction with the 2012 Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport, La.

Joining Elias will be longtime B.A.S.S. photographer Gerald Crawford, award-winning videographer Glenn Lau and bass-boat innovator Holmes Thurmond. […]

Bass Fishing

Olive Branch angler lands 10-pounder on Davis Lake

Fishing buddies Sid McNeil and Len Killough had read some reports that big Davis Lake bass were starting to move up creeks in preparation for the spawn, so they took a day off of work yesterday (Feb. 9) and headed to the state lake south of Pontotoc.

“We went primarily to look for big fish,” McNeil said. “This time of he year is when it’s easiest to catch them: They’re going to be fattened up.” […]


Turkey season changes on southern Delta WMAs

Flooding of the Mississippi River delta over the past several years has resulted in changes to turkey-hunting season changes on wildlife management areas in the southern reaches of that popular area of the state, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced earlier this month.

These changes impact Mahannah, Shipland, Sunflower and Twin Oaks WMAs. […]


MDWFP to hold public meetings about wildlife management areas

A series of public meetings to discuss the state’s system of wildlife management areas will be held through the end of February, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has announced.

The meetings, which will showcase regional WMA harvest data, habitat work, infrastructure improvements and information about the agency, are being held across the state and hosted by MDWFP. […]