Tag: Mississippi Sportsman

  • Mad about May fishing

    Mad about May fishing

      Learn all the tricks to catching plenty of tasty fish this month I was working a shallow water ledge along the bank searching for hungry post-spawn bass with my fishing partner, Kyle Gowens. We were casting swimbaits and getting bit pretty frequently. Gowens was working the swimbait just fast enough to make that tail vibrate […]

  • Mow down the bass

    Mow down the bass

    Todd Risinger found an extended grassbed off a point by letting his Rat-L-Trap do the work. Todd Risinger does it to bring big May bass out of their hiding places Late spring bass and aquatic grass go together like pine trees and pollen — except, in a good way.  And catching bass in the grass won’t […]

  • NetBait B Bugs are back

    NetBait B Bugs are back

      NetBait brought its beaver-style bait back just like it was Sometimes you don’t miss something until it’s gone. But NetBait B Bugs were at least one Bassmaster Elite Series pro’s favorite soft plastic before the beaver-style bait was cut from the lineup and they’ve been his go-to soft plastic since being reintroduced in 2021. […]

  • Ross Barnett’s May post-spawn bass

    Ross Barnett’s May post-spawn bass

    Although most of the bass you catch will weigh less than 2 pounds in May, you may get into some chunky bass like this one. In May, the bass at Ross Barnett will be over the spawn, and you can catch large numbers of them. At the first of May, droves of bass will move toward […]

  • Joining the fishing electronics conversation

    Joining the fishing electronics conversation

    Forward-looking sonar provide better images of what is under the boat and allows anglers to detect fish in front of the boat. A fisheries biologist’s perspective Four decades ago, I used to catch a lot of fish on a little offshore hump in a northern lake. The spot, about 50 feet in diameter, rose to […]

  • Ike’s Mini Flip Jig

    Ike’s Mini Flip Jig

    Ike’s Mini Flip Jig catches bass in cover and away from cover. (Photo courtesy missilebaits.com) Crews’ Missle bait can blow into a big bass’s cover quickly When well-known pro bass fisherman Mike “Ike” Iaconelli wanted a jig with a smaller profile built for flipping, he got in touch with his good buddy and fellow Bassmaster […]

  • April’s bedding bass at Bay Springs

    April’s bedding bass at Bay Springs

      The prespawn bass at Bay Springs Lake on the Tenn-Tom Waterway will be moving into shallow water to bed now. Throughout April, you can catch smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass in three lake locations with four different lures: a Mann’s Classic spinnerbait, a jerkbait, a bladed jig and a SpringR worm. Main lake points […]

  • Lake Washington bass on a consistent bite

    Lake Washington bass on a consistent bite

    Terry Bates with a chunky Lake Washington river bass caught after a recent cold front moved through the area. Bates caught the fish on a Texas-rigged creature bait pitching to the base of cypress trees. Terry Bates studied the row of cypress trees intently as he worked the cypress knees and shallow water brush in […]

  • Hula Popper 2.0

    Hula Popper 2.0

      A new take on an iconic lure The Arbogast Hula Popper 2.0 gives new life to one of the oldest lures on the market. This update is a great addition to any bass angler’s tackle box. Keeping the traditional deeply-cupped mouth which creates havoc that surface-feeding bass can’t resist, this upgraded version adds a […]

  • D’Iberville team wins awards and scholarships

    D’Iberville team wins awards and scholarships

      Hokamp and Redding No. 1 ranked Female High School Team for 2021 Anna Hokamp and Leslie Redding were bestowed with the “Bait N’ Thangs, Lake Washington Crappie Legends Youth of the Year” award at a recent banquet held in Greenville. “It is our highest honor that we give to people who inspire others and […]