• Freshwater Fishing

    Blue catfish are voracious eaters, and will even hit a Bandit 200 crankbait, which this angler learned while trolling for striped bass at Barnett Reservoir.

    Color catfish hot

    Even with summer’s heat still pounding down on Mississippi waters, catfish are almost always ready and willing to bite. Here’s how to catch them.
    September 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

    Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

    September 01 at 7:00am
    Garmin’s new Panoptix technology allows anglers to see where they’ve never seen before — in front of the boat.

    Panoptix: Ahead of the game

    August 15 at 7:00am
    Crappie guide John Harrison uses crankbaits to catch keeper slabs in the summer on Grenada Lake.

    Summer’s slab trio

    Long-line, crankbait and power trolling are hot-weather techniques that put crappie in your cooler.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    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
    Power trolling can put plenty of summer crappie in your cooler.

    Power up for deep slabs

    Power trolling can put baits in places where summer crappie live; learn how to rig your baits for this productive technique.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Mississippi offers a plethora of public fishing opportunities for families during the summer months.

    Fishing, family style

    Mississippi is full of small, public lakes that provide tremendous fishing for families when summer vacation arrives.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    For anglers looking for a mess of eating-sized catfish, Mississippi has a lot of choices from state lakes, to rivers, to reservoirs and the mighty Mississippi.

    Summer-size your catfish tactics

    The hottest months may not be the best time to target trophy cats, but numbers of smaller fish are available for the taking across Mississippi
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Greyson Borries, 3, of Vancleave set a new state youth salt water record with this hardhead catfish. It was certified by state marine officials on Tuesday.

    Youth sets hardhead record

    3-year-old Borries turns trash fish into a trophy
    June 20 at 8:50am
    This catfish fell for a bait being pulled under a planer board.

    Fishing on a higher plane

    June 15 at 7:00am
    Catfish guide David Magness urges Magnolia state anglers not to overlook the great catfishing available in Mississippi’s big reservoir lakes.

    Put the move on Mississippi’s corridor cats

    Without river current to keep things moving, anglers targeting catfish on Mississippi’s four I-55 corridor lakes can learn some tricks about putting baits in front of big fish.
    June 01 at 7:00am