Bass Fishing

Small Waters, Big Action

At the crack of dawn, baitfish were flittering across the surface in one area of a small cove on the lake. Slight ripples belied the frenzy that was taking place beneath the surface.Suddenly, the still morning was shattered as a bass smashed my Devil’s Horse offering. […]


Summer Food Plots

It is a rather universally accepted practice, especially among landowners and deer hunters who lease land to invest in fall wildlife food plots. It is a cornerstone premise of anyone subscribing to the principles of quality deer management. But is this enough? […]


Mr. Smallmouth Mississippi’s

EDITOR’S NOTE: Anglers know Roger Stegall of Iuka, Miss., as Mr. Smallmouth on Pickwick Lake on the Mississippi/Alabama/Tennessee border and one of the nation’s leading smallmouth guides. He has guided for smallmouths on Pickwick for 17 years, and has fished for smallmouths on the lake since 1975. Stegall’s clients commonly catch smallmouths over 5 pounds, 6- and 7-pound smallmouths frequently and every now and then, an 8-pounder or better. Stegall gives us some tactics for catching springtime and warm-weather smallmouths. […]

As Big As they Grow

May is the calm after the storm

Man, time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?!? This spring has come and gone in a blur for me — just one crappie right after another, all season long. I hope you enjoyed the height of this year’s crappie spawn as much as I did. […]