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Clear mountain streams and colorful, hard-fighting specimens make trout fishing so appealing.

Trout fishing 101

Basics for pursuing the world’s top gamefish
April 10 at 9:00am

Capt. Paul’s fishing edge for Pearl River WMA

Turkey hunters: Waypoints aren’t just for fishing
April 08 at 9:00am
A hard-fighting Saline Lake gou brought a grin to Tyler Bordelon’s face.

Gaspergou are everywhere

Get all the details on the species known as freshwater drum
April 01 at 7:00am
Modern carbon arrows that look like wooden ones and are fletched with feathers are a major improvement over wooden alternatives.

Traditional archery

Get back to the basics that attracted you to the sport
April 01 at 7:00am
Balsamic Shrimp has a distinct sweet tang from the honey and the balsamic vinegar, but there is no sour component in its taste profile.

Captain of the kitchen

Tommy Pellegrin might catch fish for a living, but his first love is cooking.
March 26 at 3:35pm
This 170-pound sow readily came to corn and  provided some great pork chops. Use gloves and eye protection and wash up after processing a hog, just as you should with deer or any other wildlife.

Hunting and trapping feral hogs

Take the hog-hunting challenge
March 23 at 9:00am
Jimmy Mason holds up a 6-pound bass caught on a Bomber Jointed Wake Minnow at Wilson Lake.

Bomber’s Jointed Wake Minnow

Bass, redfish smash new topwater
March 15 at 9:00am
Demo days are great opportunities to try out and compare many different brands and models of kayaks before making a purchase.

Demo, demo, demo

Try it before you buy it
March 15 at 9:00am
The author’s turkey blind survived the snow, but won’t see hunting action this month because of the new later turkey season opening.

No turkey hunting in March

And post-freeze, how’s your deer habitat doing?
March 12 at 9:00am
The author’s longtime favorite bream rig is a TFO rod with an Allen reel, a $200 setup with lifetime warranties.

Gearing up for gobbules

Beginner or expert, budget tackle works
March 10 at 9:00am
Big Lake is famous for trophy speckled trout, but is also home to big bull reds like this one.

Waypoints for Big Lake

March 08 at 9:00pm
Yellowedge groupers are most common at depths of 600 to 900 feet. Fish reeled in from those depths show severe effects of decompression. Note the distended eyes on this fish. Close inspection will also show that the eyeball is cracked like a glass marble.

Meet the best-tasting grouper: yellowedge

A common catch for deep-droppers
March 01 at 7:00am
With deer season in the rearview mirror, take time now to scout your woods for sign you might have missed last season.

There’s no better time than now to prepare

Review this season’s successes and failures, then adjust to up your odds next fall
March 01 at 7:00am