Deer Hunting

State awaits confirmation of 2nd CWD case

Mississippi wildlife officials are awaiting definitive results from the National Veterinary Sciences Laboratory in Iowa before beginning a response to a suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a deer discovered earlier this month in Pontotoc County. […]

Bass Fishing

Zebra mussels, friend or foe?

The population of non-native zebra mussels has recently expanded in the Pickwick Lake and other Tennessee River impoundments. Although we will have to contend with this unwanted invader for a long time to come, some new information suggests zebra mussels may benefit fisheries as well as harm them.

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Bass Fishing

Bet on Pickwick’s ledges during June

Pickwick Lake is a great ledge lake. Although you primarily will be fishing for and catching largemouths there in June, when you get a strike, you don’t know what you’ll reel in, because all types of fish and baitfish will be running those ledges. All of the Tennessee River lakes are extremely fertile and home to an abundance of baitfish. During June, the ledges are the structure you can bet on to find and catch bass.

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Bass Fishing

Post-spawn tips for Pickwick

Post-spawn fishing for bass can encompass everything from hatched eggs to shady summer haunts, but it begins as soon as the bass start leaving their spawning beds, and it runs through the summer. 

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Bass Fishing

Pickwick Lake’s bass bonanza

Catching 30 to 50 bass per day is what you can expect in November on Pickwick Lake, which corners Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee and should be one of the hottest lakes in all those states this month. One of the main reasons I’m choosing Pickwick is because the shad will be moving from deep to shallow water and will be schooling on the surface, and there’s a wide variety of ways to catch those bass. 

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