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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. […]

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Above and Beyond

The hunting terrain across North Mississippi is some of the most varied in the state. Hunters have an option of taking deer from the lower reaches of the Appalachians to the deep, rich soils along the Mississippi River. […]

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Fly to Eagle

Few lakes in the state stir the hearts of crappie fishermen like Eagle. An old oxbow, now locked out from the constant fluctuations of Muddy Bayou and the Yazoo River beyond, Eagle Lake is co-managed by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Eagle Lake Management Board. […]

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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. […]