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    Paul Elias likes Bay Springs in March because bass will be moving shallow, and you never know whether you’re catching a largemouth, a smallmouth or a spotted bass when the fish takes the bait.

    Bay Springs’ bass triple play

    All 3 main black bass species — largemouth, smallmouth and spots — are March targets
    March 12 at 9:00am
    This nice Grenada Lake crappie weighed almost 3 pounds.

    Managing crappie is often a water issue

    High water in Mississippi’s flood-control reservoirs usually means a good spawn, but flooding is complex
    March 09 at 8:30am
    With deer season in the rearview mirror, take time now to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

    There’s no better time than now to prepare

    Review this season’s successes and failures, then adjust to up your odds next fall
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Stews are hearty meals that take the edge off the chill after a February day afield or in the boat. Using venison and blackening seasonings make for a great time at the table.

    Blackened venison stew

    A nice, warm stew is the perfect end to a February day
    February 26 at 9:00am
    A built-in 1/4-ounce leadhead and painted on glow eyes are just two features of Egret’s new Vudu Vixen.

    The Vudu Vixen

    Meet Egret Baits’ ‘tough as hell’ shad imitation
    February 21 at 9:00am
    One of the author’s nephews with a fully mature buck taken after a long, quiet hike to the stand.

    Food for thought:

    Is the convenience of an ATV worth the disturbance when it comes to getting to your stand undetected?
    February 14 at 9:00am
    In February, Ross Barnett bass will be in the prespawn mode; you may catch a good number of bass that will weigh 4 pounds or more.

    February bassing at Ross Barnett

    February bass are moving shallow on Mississippi’s most-famous lake
    February 12 at 9:00am
    A large pallid sturgeon caught on a trotline in the Mississippi River near Natchez.

    Mississippi’s oldest fish

    Prehistoric sturgeon still call Mississippi home
    February 05 at 9:00am
    The author killed this hit-list buck, nicknamed Saban, on Christmas Eve — after taking plenty of care not to put too much pressure on it.

    Learn to manage hunting pressure

    Key to successful hunting is keeping deer from knowing you’re around
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

    The Super Sally

    One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
    January 30 at 9:00am
    This buck has the classic body build of a mature deer 5½ years or older, in spite of its paltry antlers.

    Rate that buck

    If a “big ol’ mature buck” is your goal, learn how to recognize one
    January 23 at 9:00am
    Cube steak is an excellent and easy way to fix venison. It’s a hearty, heart-warming meal for a cold January evening. It starts on the stove top and finishes up in the oven (inset).

    Venison cube steak

    A childhood favorite is still a great, warming dish
    January 18 at 9:00am
    When a  jig bounces off a root, a stump or a rock and begins to fall back to the bottom, that’s when the Maynor Creek bass are most likely to attack.

    January bassing at Maynor Creek

    Key on bridge and surrounding area
    January 16 at 9:00am
    The senses of smell and taste were important to catching this Mississippi River blue catfish.

    The biology behind the bite

    What makes fish bite? Countless factors
    January 09 at 9:00am
    Mission’s SUB-1 crossbow promises minute-of-angle accuracy thanks to a number of design improvements.

    A crossbow built for supreme accuracy

    Mission’s sub-1 is the latest design from an industry leader
    January 01 at 7:00am
    In design since 2010, LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig is available in three sizes, with two weights for each.

    LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig

    “Any water, any time and anywhere”
    December 27, 2017 at 9:00am