Tag: Mississippi Sportsman

  • Four Mississippi lakes make Bassmaster’s top-100 list

    Four Mississippi lakes make Bassmaster’s top-100 list

    The Magnolia State garnered four listings in Bassmaster magazine’s annual top-100 list of the best bass lakes in the nation. Pickwick Lake was ranked No. 10 in the nation, and Mississippi had four lakes placed in the top-25 in the Southeast Region, led by Pickwick at No. 3. Ross Barnett, northeast of Jackson, came in […]

  • Fishing ledges works for Sardis Lake’s July bass

    Fishing ledges works for Sardis Lake’s July bass

    Deep-diving crankbaits and plastic worms are summer’s go-to baits Sardis Reservoir in Lafayette, Panola and Marshall counties has made a comeback in the numbers of big bass it’s producing. I consider Sardis a structure lake, and its best summer pattern is ledge fishing.  I have three favorite lures I use in July at Sardis. If […]

  • Sack Mississippi’s stream-born spotted bass in summer

    Sack Mississippi’s stream-born spotted bass in summer

    Creeks, streams and small rivers of any size across Mississippi will likely hold spotted bass, and these aggressive fish can make for a spectacular summer outing. Daniel Giles parked his canoe on a set of shoals to target spotted bass downstream of the turbulence. As we floated around a bend in the Chunky River, I spotted […]

  • Columbia angler boats huge Bill Waller bass after battle with alligator

    Columbia angler boats huge Bill Waller bass after battle with alligator

    Kyle Walley of Columbia is an avid bass angler who goes fishing every chance he gets. On May 23, Walley’s wife, Aleshia, son Logan and father, Stuart Walley, joined him on Lake Bill Waller near his hometown. “When we come out here to fish, we definitely don’t come out here for big fish; we come […]

  • Mississippi pro Mosley finishes fifth in Bassmaster Classic

    Mississippi pro Mosley finishes fifth in Bassmaster Classic

    Brock Mosley of Collinsville started the 2021 Bassmaster Classic in mid-June slowly, bringing in only four fish on the first day on Lake Ray Roberts near Houston, Texas. But he rallied the next two days and finished fifth, winning $25,000 and catching the biggest fish on the tournament’s final day. Mosleys’ three-day catch of 42 […]

  • Don’t do the Dew; carbonation doesn’t help revive injured fish

    Don’t do the Dew; carbonation doesn’t help revive injured fish

    The best thing an angler can do to ensure survival of a caught bass, whether bleeding or not, is to release it or put it in a well-aerated live well as quickly as possible. (Photo courtesy Gene Gilliland) I first heard of tournament anglers pouring Mountain Dew over the gills of bass to stop bleeding […]

  • Pickwick Lake bass bust out in June

    Pickwick Lake bass bust out in June

    Fish ledges with a variety of lures for 25- to 50-fish outings If you have quality electronics, catching 25 to 50 bass a day isn’t uncommon this month at Pickwick Lake. They will be holding on underwater river ledges. But to load up on those bass, you need to find them holding on points of […]

  • Jointed Jitterbug 2.0

    Jointed Jitterbug 2.0

    Arbogast goes back to the drawing board to revamp a revered topwater bait that’s fooled thousands of bass The Butler did it — with an assist from his friends. Ethan Butler, who grew up fishing ponds in Iowa, was fresh out of college in July 2019 when he joined an all-star team charged with reintroducing […]