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    Even when the weather cools down at the end of December, you often can catch some very chunky bass at Bogue Homa that weigh 5 to 7 pounds each.

    Bogue Homa’s December bassing

    Cooling weather moves bass and fishermen
    December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
    Jody Sistrunk shows off a nice, mature mainframe 8-pointer  taken during the 2015-2016 season.

    Map out the deer rut

    Peak of rutting, breeding activity varies greatly
    December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
    Healthy bass populations produce quality bass.

    Too much of a good thing

    Does catch-and-release keep fisheries from regulation benefits?
    December 11, 2017 at 9:00am
    Oysters in a brown gravy is an unusual dish that is more like a soup than a gravy.

    Oyster recipes perfect for the holidays

    December 08, 2017 at 6:00am
    The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

    Hoyt takes a big step

    Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
    December 04, 2017 at 9:00am
    Bass anglers Derward Maudlin and Mike Damron won a tournament with 20.36 pounds this year, including a 5.96-pound lunker caught on a Delta Lures buzzbait.

    Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

    Anodized blades provide unique sound
    November 29, 2017 at 9:00am
    In this photo of the same mature buck, taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers, tell-tale signs of maturity.

    Try to educate your eyes

    It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
    November 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    A buzzbait is a very productive bait when bass are in the backs of creeks on visible cover.

    Pickwick Lake’s bass bonanza

    November is prime time for fine fall action
    November 15, 2017 at 9:00am
    This cross section from a shovelnose sturgeon spine has six annuli.

    Get a grip on fish growth rate

    How fast fish grow says a lot about a fishery
    November 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    Mission Archer’s F.I.T. cam system offers 80 percent let-off and 55 pounds of draw-weight adjustment for owners of the Hype DTX bow.

    DTX lives up to the Hype

    Mission’s new bow offers extreme adjustability
    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

    The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

    Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
    October 30, 2017 at 9:00am
    This young buck would just qualify in Mississippi for harvest in the Delta deer zone with a 12-inch inside spread, but it would exceed the 10-inch minimum in the other four zones.

    It’s time to recalibrate

    Changes to antlerless bag limits in Mississippi are in effect
    October 25, 2017 at 9:00am
    Anglers can catch spotted bass, along with largemouths and smallmouths, on different areas in Bay Springs.

    Bay Springs: five rods, two areas

    Break up your day with different lures, areas
    October 18, 2017 at 9:00am
    Big crappie don’t have trouble finding shad to eat in the fall, because they can eat larger baitfish.

    Fall: A time of fishing changes

    Try and understand how gamefish are affected
    October 11, 2017 at 9:00am
    The crease in the palm of your hand — your life line — is where your bow grip should begin.

    Get a grip on bow torque

    Grip, draw length affect how you hold bow
    October 04, 2017 at 9:00am
    This slab crappie also inhaled a Cajun Lures’ Slim Jimmy.

    Slim Jimmys

    This bait’s tail action entices sac-a-lait to bite
    September 27, 2017 at 9:00am