Fishing

BKB Swim Jigs

A Kansas bass angler is doing more than holding his own on the Bassmaster Elite Series circuit.

Casey Scanlon is also designing artificial lures — specifically swim jigs and flippin’ jigs — with his good friend and Bass Kandi Baits’ Mike “Redbone” Holland in Ragley near Lake Charles. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Jigging tips

Here are a few parting notes to complement your crappie jigging game:

• Color coordinated — Some prefer the simplicity of plain, unpainted leadheads, while others try to match head color to plastic bodies — or at least attain a general coordination or contrast. […]

Freshwater Fishing

New crappie jigs

Recently, there were a few more introductions into the crappie arena during the International Consortium of Allied Sporting Trades (ICAST). […]

Fishing

Longleaf Trace Bicycle Trail

Stretching nearly 41 miles northwest from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg to small-town Prentiss, Longleaf Trace traverses landscapes that range from the bustling heart of Mississippi’s third largest city to the rural farmland that dominates the area. […]

Fishing

Catfish bait

While many diehard catfish anglers make their own concoctions of stink baits, veteran catfish guide Chris Simpson’s tried and true favorite is a product called “Sonny’s Super Sticky Channel Catfish Bait,” which comes in either 15-ounce jars or 45-ounce tubs and is designed especially for catching channel catfish. […]

Deer Hunting

Get the most out of trail cams

For several seasons we had trail cameras put out well ahead of deer season anticipating capturing deer. To put it mildly we had mixed results. Most of the time the shots were of deer behinds walking away from the camera.  […]

Deer Hunting

Push the envelope; make your own luck

To put yourself on the cusp of a good deer-hunting situation, sometimes you have to move right into the middle of the action. This may mean placing a portable stand, tripod or ground blind a little too close for comfort to where deer travel.  […]