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Power Trip

To the uninitiated angler, the pontoon boat motoring across the early morning water looked like a Chinese fire drill minus the firemen. Every rod displayed across the front of the ‘toon had a hard bend in it — the rod tips almost dragging in the water. […]

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Kissing Crappie

Every fisherman has his favorite pattern to be on the water fishing. Bass anglers love to pick big sows off their bedding grounds. Crappie fishermen keep their eyes peeled for the dogwoods to bloom when the tasty panfish invade the shallows. Catfish anglers yearn for summer nights when big cats go on the prowl. […]

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Cranked Crappie

It no longer comes as a surprise to crappie anglers in Mississippi that many who chase this popular game fish around the calendar have a third alternative when it comes to choices of bait. […]

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Post-Spawn Oxbow Blues

“It’s like the fourth quarter of a football game,” said Mike Jones, owner of Southern Star RV Park on Lake Washington. “We’ve had a great time since Valentines Day and we’ve caught some slabs, but the clock is winding down. Summer’s on its way, but there’s still time to get on some good fish.” […]

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Bobbin’ for Crappie

Spring break is typically characterized by college students throwing caution to the wind and heading to some exotic beach location to get away from school for a while. […]

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By Land or by Sea

A few years ago, veteran crappie guide and Calhoun City native John Harrison spent a day doing something he loved — crappie fishing. On this particular day, however, he was enjoying one of his favorite aspects of crappie fishing, which is donning a pair of chest waders and getting into the water to meet the fish on its own turf. […]

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Public Pick of the Litter

Few duck hunters will argue that Mississippi’s alluvial valley offers the best duck hunting in the state. The heart of the Mississippi flyway, the Delta area provides the three most important things to migrating ducks: food, water and cover. […]

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Goin’ Deep

Easing along the cold, still waters of Albemarle Lake, Brad Taylor kept a close watch on his sonar unit, which was searching under the water in all directions. Most of the time, Taylor would be scanning the sonar for signs of bottom structure, brushpiles, stake beds or any other bottom clutter. […]

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Ready at the Rez

For three weeks last winter, crappie fishing veteran Morris King trailered his boat down to Tommy’s Trading Post on Highway 43 only to stare longingly at the white-capping water out on Ross Barnett Reservoir. […]