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Gulf states to receive $18 billion settlement from BP

The attorneys general for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida announced this morning that BP will pay an $18.7 billion settlement relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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July 02 at 11:30 am
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67th Deep Sea Rodeo opens Thursday

It may still refer to offshore fishing in its name, but Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo mostly focuses on near-shore, inshore and even fresh water fishing.

The 67th event, long a staple of the Gulf Coast’s Independence Day celebration, will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Gulfport Harbor’s Jones Park.

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July 01 at 12:00 pm
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YUM’s Kill Shot, Warning Shot and Sharp Shooter

Take it from a Bassmaster Elite pro bass fisherman who is serious about his drop-shot and finesse worm fishing: three soft plastics introduced by YUM Baits at the 2014 ICast are going to be deadly tantalizing to bass from California to his home state of Florida.

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July 01 at 8:00 am
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Last week’s coastal fish kill short-lived

A shortage of dissolved oxygen, likely caused by a rapid overnight algae bloom and low wind and tide conditions, is being blamed for last week’s fish kill reported in the Mississippi Sound near Pass Christian.

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June 30 at 8:00 pm
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How to remove a hook on the water

One second I was fishing and the next a Zara Spook was hanging from my jaw line by a treble hook slammed all the way to the bend of the hook.

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June 30 at 12:00 pm
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Smart battery charging 101

Fishermen learn the easy way or the hard way that how long a trolling motor battery lasts depends on how competently they charge it. I’d go so far as to say that proper charging can be more important than how well the battery is built and how much you paid for it.

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June 29 at 12:00 pm
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Don’t overlook man-made fish cover

Seasoned anglers frequently dismiss public fish attractors as amateur grounds, with the rationale being that because the locations are public knowledge, these spots get fished out.

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June 26 at 12:00 pm
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MDWFP: Leave fawns alone

Mississippi wildlife officials have a simple message for people who encounter seemingly abandoned deer fawns — Leave them alone.

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June 26 at 8:00 am
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Mississippi sets snapper season

Mississippi is rejoining the list of non-compliant states, when it comes to having a recreational red snapper season in its state waters, the Department of Marine Resources announced on Thursday.

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June 25 at 8:00 pm
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Teenager just misses record jack

Wil Permenter was determined to beat the fish, a presumed giant jack creavalle, which kept his 9-weight fly rod arced so horribly that its tip stayed well below the reel for the entire fight south of Horn Island on June 14.

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June 25 at 10:30 am
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New crappie limits now official

Mississippi’s Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks gave its final approval this week to new crappie limits at five of the state’s top fishing lakes, including four North Mississippi Flood Control Reservoirs (FCR).

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June 24 at 12:45 pm
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Tripletail arrive on Mississippi coast — Learn how to catch them

Fishing guide Ronnie Daniels saw his first tripletail of the year in May, but it wasn't until this week that the fish showed up in numbers just off the beaches of the Mississippi coast.

"We saw over 20 today, which is abnormally good," Daniels said. "We caught eight."

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June 24 at 10:00 am
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Follow postspawn bass for consistent bites

Perhaps the most-frustrating season for bass fishermen is that period between the end of the spawn and when fish settle into their deeper, summer patterns.

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June 23 at 7:00 am
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11 post-spawn tips to catch more crappie

Earlier this year, Tim Bye was working a turnaround while the Internet was abuzz about big catches of spawning crappie.

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June 22 at 7:00 am
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How to mop up on bedding bream

Fishing beds is an extremely productive way to catch huge bluegills or shellcrackers, as it enables anglers to target the males guarding the beds.

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June 21 at 7:00 am
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Top 8 tips for more bream

Bass fishermen might be happy with a few bites in a day, but fishing for bream is about numbers. Filling the box.

And Louisiana’s Freddie McMullen has learned how to up his odds of success.

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June 20 at 7:00 am
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