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    Bass are visual predators. Fishing shallow is usually the best approach in muddy water, but bass located in deep, muddy water can still be caught.

    Turbidity and bass feeding

    Study may help you do better in muddy water
    December 07 at 9:00am
    Check wheel alignment with an arrow shaft.

    Don’t let wheel lean hurt your shooting

    Mechanical or shooter-induced, it can affect your accuracy, cause damage to bow
    December 01 at 7:00am
    With the tail segment left attached, Buddy’s Bronzed Shrimp make an excellent finger food.

    Cooking with ‘Cajun spice’

    Chef’s seasoning line a perfect compliment for wide variety of dishes
    November 30 at 9:00am
    Crackin’ Craw

    Crackin’ Craw

    Bass and redfish fall for the enticing action of this 3-inch bait from Cajun Lures
    November 26 at 7:00am
    The author’s nephews with a really nice southwest Mississippi buck.

    Gentlemen, start your engines!

    Check new regulations, use up natural scent products, wait for MSU study
    November 21 at 9:00am
    Fishing down the riprap early in the morning in water only 1 to 2 feet deep, you may be surprised at the size of November bass you can catch on Maynor Creek.

    Fish Maynor Creek for November bass

    Breakup of lily pads opens up plenty of new water
    November 13 at 9:00am
    This largemouth bass, and 19 more like it, was caught on a 1/4-ounce, green pumpkin finesse jig with a small trailer after other baits, including a similar-sized, black/blue jig, failed to generate bites.

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    What triggers fish to bite: A principle of animal behavior can help you catch fish
    November 07 at 9:00am
    Use a permanent marker to note where your speed ring is set so it will be easy to determine if it’s been moved.

    Crossbow scopes 101: Sight them in correctly

    The process takes several steps — but it’s invaluable when that big buck walks out
    November 01 at 7:00am
    Everything in Red Snapper with Roasted Corn Relish is great, but the avocado mousse is so good you’ll want to bathe in it. Once you taste it, you will want to use it elsewhere.

    Tootie cooks ‘earnestly’

    Louisiana personal chef gets creative in the kitchen
    October 26 at 2:40pm
    Chas Champagne, creator of the Matrix Shad line of soft plastic lures, is introducing a new 5-inch Matrix Monster that will be available in stores this fall.

    The new Matrix Monster

    The big 5-inch version swims just like a regular-sized Matrix Shad
    October 25 at 9:00am
    The author putting out seed and fertilizer on one of his food plots.

    What’s wrong with simple?

    Determine accurate food plot acreage with easy math
    October 22 at 9:00am
    Depending on the numbers and sizes of bass you catch this month at  Bogue Homa, more than likely you’ll bring trophy grass to the boat as well as trophy bass.

    October bass at Bogue Homa

    Largemouths are pulling out of depths, moving to abundant shallow cover
    October 12 at 9:00am
    This smallmouth bass was caught from shallow water with a sand bottom and scattered, sparse vegetation. The light and mottled coloration makes this fish invisible when it is resting on the bottom.

    Vanishing act

    Fish change color to match environment
    October 09 at 9:00am
    When a buck is looking your way and has its ears cupped toward you, your chances of successfully drawing on it aren’t very good.

    ‘Draw’ your own conclusions

    Timing your draw is the most important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
    October 01 at 7:00am
    The meunière sauce that makes Ricky’s dish so attractive and delicious is much more than a simple brown butter sauce.

    Mississippi cooking ... Louisiana style

    Featured red snapper recipe from restaurant
    September 26 at 11:00am
    Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits  in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

    Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

    Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
    September 24 at 9:00am