High-Rez Crappie

Members of the Magnolia Crappie Club have dubbed 2009 “The Year of the Big Crappie” at Ross Barnett Reservoir in Jackson. The “Rez” isn’t historically known for big crappie, but there have been more 3-pounders caught this year than tournament director Hugh Krutz can remember in his 13 years of fishing Barnett. […]

Bass Fishing

No Water Bored-ing

Monte Knight studied his LCR intently and quickly pointed out a submerged ledge and shallow flat that held grass, baitfish and bass in the deep water off the dam in Archusa Creek Water Park. […]


Fantastic 4

The first Delta lakes that come to mind when one thinks of great bream fishing are probably the oxbow lakes along the Mississippi River. Who can argue that Horn, Tunica, Flower and Beulah are world-class bream lakes? […]

Bass Fishing

Oxbows hold hot June bass action

This month I’ll be fishing Chotard Lake, an oxbow off the Mississippi River north of Vicksburg near Redwood. Because of all the rain we’ve had this year, Chotard should have good water levels. Not only does Chotard hold a good population of bass, the two sister lakes on the sides of Chotard — Albemarle and Tennessee — also will yield plenty of nice-sized bass, if the water level is high enough to reach them. […]

As Big As they Grow

Has-beens can be downright innovative

It’s funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same. I pride myself on trying new fishing techniques, new lures, new poles, new line, etc. I’ll often be one of the first to buy the latest, greatest thing. […]


DSC invaluable in VHF marine radios

Digital selective calling (DSC) features on VHF marine radios have been around for almost a decade. This feature lets you call other radios with the press of a button, using the called radio’s Maritime Mobile Service Identification number (MMSI) like a telephone number. […]


Marsh Maniacs

Every time our live shrimp and plastic jigs hit the water, we’d feel a thump on the line, the rods would pretzel, the drags would squeal and big speckled trout would come to the boat. […]

Bass Fishing

Power Packed

Easing through fog so thick you could almost cut it with a knife, FLW angler Ken Murphy quickly formulated a plan to utilize the sudden change of weather conditions to his benefit. The seasoned pro quickly broke out his trusty watermelon-colored Fluke, and began pitching to cover along the shoreline of Lake Tom Bailey. […]