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Sardis Slabs

With the hot summer sun overhead and the 93-degree heat, professional crappie angler and guide Kent Driscoll pretty well had Sardis Lake all to himself. […]

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Better Late than Never

“Crappie eat every day” is a mantra that keeps a lot of anglers going when the going gets tough. It’s a way of breaking things down to their most basic form and realizing that no matter how hot it is or how cold it is or how whatever it is, somewhere there are fish that are willing to bite. […]

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Weighing the Alternatives

If you are a fisherman, any kind of fisherman, you know what this month means. April ushers in the spring spawn for just about every freshwater fish that swims in Mississippi waters. […]

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Pickwick’s Sidewinder

Many years ago while fishing Pickwick Lake with his father, Roger Gant of Corinth made a startling discovery after he laid his rod down and let the boat drift across the lake. […]

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Spring-Loaded Crappie

“On any given day, there’s just no telling what you might see out here,” said crappie guide Brad Whitehead, “I’ve seen all kinds of wildlife from deer to ducks and eagles. Then one day a few years back I was sitting out here with a client, and this huge barge comes by with something that looked like part of the space shuttle loaded on it.”

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Spillway Spectacular

“The colder the weather, the better the fishing gets” is the way professional angler Kent Driscoll describes the crappie fishing behind the dam at Ross Barnett Reservoir. […]

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Mississippi Two-Step

“You can tell it’s starting to turn winter around here,” laughs Tim Carpenter, owner of Eagle Lake Lodge and Outfitters near Vicksburg. “That’s when all the crappie fishermen show up.” […]

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Invading Grenada

“The key to this is to be quiet,” said Magnolia Crappie Clubber and tournament angler Monty Blount of Byram. “The crappie have moved back up to the shallows this time of year, and they’re staking out these snags ready to ambush passing baitfish. […]

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September Slabs

Many Mississippians have discovered the pleasures of retirement near the water. Typically, all that’s required is a body of water with available land so that residents can enjoy their new surroundings. […]