As Big As they Grow

This month kicks off fishing season

Hot dog! October is finally here!

I love October because it is the beginning of a new fishing season for me. Admittedly, my fishing calendar does not coincide with every one of yours — especially you deer hunters. […]


The Mayor of Arkabutla

Some anglers consider Kent Driscoll of Cordova, Tenn., a tournament crappie fisherman who travels the nation chasing papermouths, the mayor of Arkabutla Lake. It’s less than 30 miles from his house, and if Driscoll has three hours of daylight left after work, you’ll more than likely find him fishing at Arkabutla on the Coldwater River. […]

Bass Fishing

River Run

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bill Martin of Holly Springs, a tournament bass angler who fishes the ABA Grand Slam Pro Series, goes fishing every chance he gets. We asked Martin to name his two best places to catch Mississippi bass in September. […]


For Pitre’s Sake!

There are numerous things in life that many people simply take for granted, or for some reason never take the time to fully explore or delve into. One of those treasures is Isle au Pitre and its accompanying marsh wonderland that sprawls southwesterly in a seemingly endless waterlogged prairie throughout Louisiana’s territories. […]


Magic ‘reset’ button a time-saver

A friend called the other day and asked if I would help him change the sonar transducer clamped to the bottom of his trolling motor. He thought he could handle the job but wasn’t sure, and since I live a short distance away, he asked for help. […]


Work Barnett’s pads at high noon

If I only had four hours to fish during the month of August on a Mississippi lake, I’d fish the lily pads at Ross Barnett. At this time of year, the bass like to get under the pads because they can hide out in the shade, the water is cooler and there’s plenty of oxygen. […]


Redfish Rewards

Looking for some exciting redfish action this month off Mississippi’s coastal marsh zones, barrier islands, and in the Gulf of Mexico? Well listen up and take note of some of the most productive sites, tactics and gear for landing a few of those bronze bruisers. […]


Useful Idiots

Crankbaits have earned the nickname “idiot baits” because they are so easy to fish that any idiot can throw one out, reel it back and catch a bass. And, not to ruffle any feathers across the Magnolia State, but these so-called idiot baits work really well in Mississippi. […]