• Fishing

    The tip of this swimbait hook lies just beneath the surface of the soft plastic lure, allowing it to run through grass without getting snagged.

    How to skin-hook a soft plastic lure

    Simple tip keeps your rig weedless
    July 19 at 10:00am
    Recon Marines use the GOTWA technique to keep the team informed on each other’s whereabouts. You can use it to let others know about your fishing plans — and what to do if you don’t return.

    Use ‘GOTWA’ to develop a game plan on the water

    Inform others when you’ll be returning — and what to do if you don’t
    July 19 at 7:00am
    Chas Champagne with Matrix Shad always keeps a close eye out for snot grass like this, because he typically finds redfish in the area.

    Sight-fishing support

    Stingrays, snot grass dead giveaways redfish are nearby
    July 18 at 7:00am
    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig, shown here in swamp gas color, is a heavy soft plastic lure with lots of action that Devin Denman finds especially effective when targeting redfish.

    A killer redfish swimbait

    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig gets it done
    July 17 at 7:00am

    DMR: Anglers caught 82,500 pounds of red snapper

    That leaves under 40,000 for remainder of Mississippi season, which reopens July 23
    July 16 at 2:00pm
    Capt. Kris Robert shows off a nice tripletail he caught in mid-May.

    Tripletail triple threat

    Guide shares Top 3 tips to catch more tripletail
    July 13 at 7:00am
    Tails n’ Scales compiles data through surveys of private recreational and charter for-hire boats fishing for red snapper.

    State’s red snapper program certified

    Along with rave reviews comes federal funding
    June 28 at 10:30am
    Fine-tuning your spinning rig setup, and making sure you’re using the right rod with the right-sized lure, are a couple easy steps to improve your casting distance.

    7 tips for more casting distance

    Tweak your spinning rig setup to put more fish in the boat
    June 21 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
    Instead of hassling with pliers, a cigarette lighter makes short work of braid — and even cauterizes the line with no frays so your next knot is easier to tie.

    Simple hack for cutting braided fishing line

    A lighter does the job quickly and conveniently
    June 20 at 7:00am
    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
    Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move to locate them.

    Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

    Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
    June 18 at 7:00am
    Capt. Brent Ballay and Meredith Ballay, of Cast n Blast Fishing Charters in Venice, La., both accomplished anglers, recommend Cool Breeze performance shirts.

    Record-breaking heat - and summer just started

    Three things you should know
    June 05 at 1:45pm
    Due to under-reporting, the annual commercial speck quota had been met before the end of the first season.

    State’s 2nd commercial speck season did not open June 1

    MDMR reports annual catch quota of 50,000 has been met and an investigation launched into under-reporting
    June 04 at 9:25am