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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Thunder, lightning, wind and, last but not least, rain tormented Mississippi fishermen statewide the past week. When the weather wasn’t the problem, its lasting effects — high, muddy and swift waters — were.

But at least a few fishermen were able to figure out an answer and beat the conditions. It was easy for some, not for others. […]


Apply now for chance to hunt gators

More Mississippians than ever have an opportunity to hunt alligators in 2012, but it requires more than just a brave soul to be in that number. Right now, haste and good luck are more important traits. This is the final week of the application period. Friday (June 15) is the last day to apply for the 810 tags available for the expanded September season. […]


Bream fishing getting insanely good

Changing weather patterns this week have played havoc with many fishermen, but there are a few exceptions. “I was disappointed that the cold fronts knocked the shad down off the surface and ruined the fishing for striped bass and hybrid bass this week, but oh buddy it sure hasn’t hurt the crappie fishing,” said William Thomas of Jackson, whose deeply-trolled crankbaits kept enticing slab crappie on Barnett Reservoir. […]

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Deep cranking kicks in

Mississippi fishermen have spent weeks dealing with temperatures that felt a lot more like late July than late May, which is why they’ve concentrated their efforts on summer fishing patterns.

For bass and crappie fishermen, that means concentrating on deep structure and deep cover. […]


Catfishing picks up as summer heat sets in

If there is an upside to the onset of Mississippi’s brutal summer heat, it is that catfish seem to enjoy it. They get more active, and that can lead to their demise. As happens every year in mid to late May, the whiskered fish have turned on and are dominating the fishing reports throughout the Magnolia State. […]

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As good as it gets

Last weekend’s “super moon” — which involved the full moon phase coinciding with its closest proximity to Earth this year — led to incredible commentary and photography that filled social networking sites.

The phenomena also led to extraordinary catches of bedding beam that filled iceboxes and deep fryers across Mississippi.

From private lakes and farm ponds to river oxbows and public lakes, the panfish activity peaked, just as expected. […]