Fishing

Is it time to raise fishing-license fees?

Fishing, and to a large extent hunting, are unique among activities that use public resources in that anglers and hunters pay most of the bills for managing the resources. Indeed, in Mississippi, anglers pay the entire cost of fisheries management on public waters. […]

Fishing

Floods remind of batture’s value

As I write this column, the Mississippi River — the third largest river in the world — is 10 feet above flood stage, 2 feet below the record high and almost 20 feet above the average stage for this time of year. It’s a tense time for people who live and work along the Big River. […]

Bass Fishing

Gettin Fresh

Looking for the best place in the Magnolia State to spend a day bass fishing? Information provided by cooperating fishing clubs and tournament organizations can help you point your bass rig in the right direction. […]

Bass Fishing

Do tourney bass disperse after weigh-in?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hal Schramm, a resident of Starkville, is a professor at Mississippi State University and leader of the USGS Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He has done fisheries research for 30 years, and has been an avid multi-species angler longer than that. His column on freshwater fisheries will appear monthly. […]