A special one-day extension to apply for the 2012 public alligator hunt has been set for Monday by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, due to a website glitch on the final day of the original application period. […]
Forecasts of the year’s first run on 100-degree heat, and Wednesday’s official arrival of summer, bass fishermen are moving deeper and deeper in their search of largemouth. […]
Wham! Something whacked the lipless crankbait, mid-pump, as I worked it on a submerged roadbed on Lake Albemarle, the old Mississippi River oxbow. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]