• Bass Fishing

    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
    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    Shimano’s Curado casting rods

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    Culprit’s Water Dragon

    August 01 at 7:00am
    Wayne Edwards caught this bass as the last rays of the sun hung over Okatibbee Lake.

    Bass after dark

    Summer fishing trips are much more productive when you want until the sun sets to hit the water. Here are some nighttime tips for more bass.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Barnett Reservoir's fishing action is on a big upswing.

    Welcome back, old friend: The Rez

    Fishing at Ross Barnett Reservoir has never been better, at least not in recent years, thanks to efforts from agencies and fishermen. And the good times may just be getting ready to really roll....
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Summertime bass will relate mostly to shady cover like logs and laydowns.

    Shallow-minded bass tactics

    Bass seek refuge from the heat just like anglers do — but that doesn’t mean they all head deep. Learn how focusing shallow could be the ticket for plenty of fish this summer.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    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
    Elizabeth Moree with a nice classic Magnolia State bass.

    Classic baits for Mississippi’s state-lake bass

    Don’t go for the latest fad in bass lures. The old reliables will do just fine on these five smaller Mississippi state-lake bass factories.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    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
    Bass pro Bernie Schultz shows off a nice bass caught in windy conditions this spring during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

    Top 3 tips for windy bass fishing

    Elite Series pro says blowing conditions actually provide opportunities to catch
    June 19 at 7:00am
    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
    Kahara Diving Frog

    Kahara Diving Frog

    June 01 at 7:00am
    Hoot Gibson of Philadelphia developed the Scum Frog over 30-years ago, and proves every chance he gets that it remains productive.

    Pad pandemonium

    June means bass blasting frogs, big fish seeking food and shad under lily pads
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Author Mike Giles caught this bass on a shaky head while fishing with Ken Covington aboard the Pond Prowler.

    Cool runnings, hot bassing

    Don’t overlook fishing on smaller streams and rivers, especially during the summer, when current and cooler water keep bass active and hungry.
    June 01 at 7:00am