Gary Anderson, right, and Shot Adams arrive at City Front last Sunday after two days of fishing at a camp on Kings Point Island. The camp is 11 feet off the ground, so they’re safe as the Mississippi River rises in the spring, as it is now. “That water’s got to come,” Anderson said of the water dumped here by northern melts and storms. The two men brought home about 1,500 pounds of fish. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg last Sunday morning was 45.6 feet, up a half-foot from Sunday before last. Flood stage at Vicksburg is 43 feet. Today the river will crest at 47 feet. We also have a lot of rain in the forecast for the next five to six days. This past Wednesday Mississippi 465 - which connects the Eagle Lake community to U.S. 61 North - was closed forcing about 600 Eagle Lake residents to use a narrow, gravel levee road. The U.S. Coast Guard last week restricted barge traffic. Southbound tows are allowed to pass beneath the bridges at Vicksburg only during daytime hours. Five barge tows struck support piers on the U.S. 80 bridge in a 40-day span during last year's flood. (Excerpts taken from The Vicksburg Post)
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.