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    Mike Cork of Benton holds a good-sized bass that bit on a Tri-Alive 6.5 Nightcrawler made by Minden-based Mister Twister.

    Mister Twister’s Nightcrawler

    Unique colors offer fish something new
    August 27 at 9:00am
    If you want to consistently bag a buck like the author’s, pay attention to the little details.

    Time is short

    With deer season just over the horizon, it’s time to do all of that preseason work on trails, stands and weapons
    August 21 at 9:00am
    The Columbus and Aliceville pools of the Tombigbee River are great spots for hot-weather bass action.

    Head to the Tombigbee River for August bass

    Main-river sandbards, sloughs and oxbows are places to fish this month on big river
    August 08 at 1:30pm
    Zebra mussels can boost the growth of smallmouth bass, but they may also keep you from fishing some places.

    Zebra mussels, friend or foe?

    Silent invaders have moved to Pickwick Lake
    August 06 at 9:00am
    Paper-shooting your bow is a big part of the process of getting your equipment ready for the season.

    Bow prep now is time well spent

    A true-shooting setup is the result of annually tuning your equipment
    August 01 at 7:00am
    When hot summer days give way to cooler evenings, it’s time to fire up the grill and barbecue some fresh shrimp for a tremendous meal.

    Mango barbecue shrimp

    Here’s a new take on “Shrimp on the barbie”
    July 30 at 9:00am
    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine twitchbait comes in 3- and 3 ½-inch floating or suspended models, and is available in four color variations.

    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine Twitchbait

    Detailed, realistic lure is irresistible to multiple saltwater species
    July 23 at 9:00am
    The author’s son aligns a trail camera to see what’s cooking in the deer woods.

    Never too early for trail cams

    July 16 at 9:00am
    When you see bass schooling on top, cast to them with either a walking bait or a shaky head worm when they go deep.

    July: frog time at Ross Barnett

    Bass fishermen have it made in the shade when summer arrives, bass move to pads
    July 12 at 9:00am
    Fast-growing crappies need a lot of food. In Southeastern reservoirs, that food often is threadfin shad, but big crappie benefit from larger forage, like slow-growing gizzard shad.

    Why are crappie so big in flood-control lakes

    It’s a forage thing: the right amount of the right size of baitfish
    July 09 at 9:00am
    Garmin’s Xero Bow Sight combines a rangefinder and a bow-sighting system.

    Take a good look at this new sight

    Garmin combines rangefinder, laser-sighting system for bowhunters
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Mary Poe’s crab cakes have almost no filler to hide the luscious taste of the crab meat.

    Former guide displays big-time cooking skills

    Mary Poe shares two great recipes
    June 27 at 9:00am
    Two large J-shaped high-profile legs give the Cowboy its vibrating action.

    Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Gary Yamamoto’s new creature bait has a fluttery action big bass just can’t resist
    June 25 at 9:00am
    The author keeps an array of meds handy to deal with stings, itches and rashes.

    Prepare yourself and be cautious

    Trips afield during the summer can present some interesting problems
    June 20 at 9:00am
    Paul Elias depends on his depth finder to locate the ledges and see the structure and  bass at Pickwick before he ever starts chunking and winding.

    Bet on Pickwick’s ledges during June

    When bass head for deep water, look for changes in the bottom that will hold baitfish and bass
    June 12 at 9:00am
    Sustaining quality fishing in aging reservoirs will require providing good habitat for bass and for anglers.

    Enhance habitat, fish will respond

    Table Rock Lake study points to structure helping fishing
    June 07 at 9:15am