CL fishing report to return – Jackson Clarion Ledger

With the 2016-17 deer season behind us, it’s time to focus more on fishing and The Clarion-Ledger Outdoors fishing report is scheduled to return next Thursday.

Each week, you’ll receive the most up to date information on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Bass, bream, catfish and crappie will be covered as well the techniques and tackle used to catch them. You’ll read about the latest hot spots, too.

If you would like to contribute to the report or have suggestions to improve or expand it, feel free to contact Outdoors Editor Brian Broom at 601-961-7225 or send an email to bbroom@gannett.com.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Bucks Photo Contest sponsored by Van’s Sporting Goods

Time to vote

The Big Bucks Photo Contest sponsored by Van’s is coming to a close and voting begins at 8 a.m. on Feb. 17. Voters may vote as often as they wish and voting will end at 5 p.m. on Feb. 24. Voting will take place on The Clarion-Ledger Outdoors website.

Three contestants with the highest numbers of votes will receive gift cards from Van’s Sporting Goods in Brandon. First place receives a $500 card and second and third places receive $250 cards. To attract more votes, notifying friends and family of the contest through social media is recommended.

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Turkey management workshop

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will hold a turkey management workshop at Bass Pro Shops in Pearl on Feb. 24. Topics covered will include:

• Turkey biology and ecology

• Field and forest management practices

• Food plot strategies to attract turkeys

• Predators and predator management

• Predator trapping demonstrations

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The attendance fee is $15 and includes snacks, lunch and other materials.

For more information, contact Doug Carter at  601-825-1462.

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Media Bass Mississippi River tournament results, Eagle Lake, Feb. 11

1. Gordon Watkins, John Hadad, 5 fish, 20.88 pounds

2. Jay Carter, Doug Segers, 5 fish, 19.82 pounds

3. Michael Coomes, Ryan Grey, 5 fish, 19.57 pounds

4. Dave Woodfin, William Jones, 5 fish, 19.45 pounds

5. Alan Graves, Alan Langford, 5 fish, 18.87 pounds

Big Fish: Gordon Watkins, John Hadad, 7.61 pounds

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Contact Brian Broom at 601-961-7225 or bbroom@gannett.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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