Fishing

Smithwick Elite 8 Suspending Rogue

It wasn’t too long ago that the Elite 8, the eight best college basketball teams in the country playing in the NCAA’s “Big Dance,” were thrilling fans and television audiences in a hopeful waltz to the Final Four and, ultimately, to the title game at the center of every bracket in the U.S. […]

Fishing

Marine batteries 101

Learning that all batteries are not created equal can be an expensive lesson. Power your trolling motor with batteries designed to start your engine and they will last for weeks rather than years. Buy full-maintenance batteries and treat them like maintenance-free versions and you will be lucky to get a single season out of them. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Enhancing crankbaits for panfish

To alter the way his crankbait behaves in the water, Bernie Schultz adds lead Suspend Dots to the underside – fore and aft of the front hook hanger. This decreases buoyancy and slows the rate at which the bait rises when he pauses the retrieve.

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Freshwater Fishing

Fishing Grenada, Enid

Getting there: Grenada Lake is located just east of I-55 in the heart of North Mississippi and is the second in line of Mississippi’s I-55 corridor lakes — Barnett Reservoir near Jackson, Grenada, Enid, Sardis and Arkabutla. Take Exit 206 off of I-55 to reach the town of Grenada, for which the lake is named. […]