Inshore Fishing

Bass Kandi’s Coastal Crippler

Mike “Redbone” Holland of Ragley, who owns Bass Kandi Baits — a Southwest Louisiana artificial lure manufacturing company specializings in soft plastics — and his 11-year-old son Payton were deer hunting the week before Christmas near Kerrville, Texas. […]

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Tips for slow-trolling for lunker speckled trout

Trolling, trolling, trolling on the river. It’s a little known non-fact that Ike and Tina met when their lines got crossed while trolling for speckled trout in Parker’s Creek off the Tchoutacabouffa River.

Trolling for trout is a deadly technique practiced by many anglers on the coast. Anglers troll soft plastics, live shrimp, and various types of hard baits. Ocean Spring’s Zach, a Mississippi State engineering student, is one of the aficionados of this tactic. […]

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Coastal islands are great springtime fishing targets — if the weather allows

Do changing weather patterns, rain resulting in muddy rivers and bays, and wild swings in salinity have you singing the blues? Capt. Ronnie Daniels of Fisher-Man Guide Services has the cure.

When coastal rivers and bays are in less-than-desirable condition, Daniels keeps his eye on the weather, looking for a day that will have winds less than 10 mph so he can make the 40-mile run from Long Beach Harbor to Freemason, North Island or Chandeleur. […]

Bass Fishing

Private Neshoba County lake gives up 12-pounder

Steve Grace launched his bass boat on Lake Neshoba just before noon on Feb. 15, one of the few we’ve had with sunshine this year. Grace and partner Jeff Collum had a little time off from work and decided to try the bass on a beautiful February day.

“We pulled up on a flat right off of a main point and tried to locate some bass,” Grace said. “We knew it was early and they wouldn’t be pulled up tight to the point yet, but we figured we might catch some near there, since there was deep water right off the flat.” […]