• Fishing

    DMR: Anglers caught 82,500 pounds of red snapper

    That leaves under 40,000 for remainder of Mississippi season, which reopens July 23
    July 16 at 2:00pm
    Capt. Kris Robert shows off a nice tripletail he caught in mid-May.

    Tripletail triple threat

    Guide shares Top 3 tips to catch more tripletail
    July 13 at 7:00am
    Tails n’ Scales compiles data through surveys of private recreational and charter for-hire boats fishing for red snapper.

    State’s red snapper program certified

    Along with rave reviews comes federal funding
    June 28 at 10:30am
    Fine-tuning your spinning rig setup, and making sure you’re using the right rod with the right-sized lure, are a couple easy steps to improve your casting distance.

    7 tips for more casting distance

    Tweak your spinning rig setup to put more fish in the boat
    June 21 at 7:00am
    Greyson Borries, 3, of Vancleave set a new state youth salt water record with this hardhead catfish. It was certified by state marine officials on Tuesday.

    Youth sets hardhead record

    3-year-old Borries turns trash fish into a trophy
    June 20 at 8:50am
    Instead of hassling with pliers, a cigarette lighter makes short work of braid — and even cauterizes the line with no frays so your next knot is easier to tie.

    Simple hack for cutting braided fishing line

    A lighter does the job quickly and conveniently
    June 20 at 7:00am
    Bass pro Bernie Schultz shows off a nice bass caught in windy conditions this spring during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

    Top 3 tips for windy bass fishing

    Elite Series pro says blowing conditions actually provide opportunities to catch
    June 19 at 7:00am
    Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move to locate them.

    Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

    Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
    June 18 at 7:00am
    Capt. Brent Ballay and Meredith Ballay, of Cast n Blast Fishing Charters in Venice, La., both accomplished anglers, recommend Cool Breeze performance shirts.

    Record-breaking heat - and summer just started

    Three things you should know
    June 05 at 1:45pm
    Due to under-reporting, the annual commercial speck quota had been met before the end of the first season.

    State’s 2nd commercial speck season did not open June 1

    MDMR reports annual catch quota of 50,000 has been met and an investigation launched into under-reporting
    June 04 at 9:25am
    Mississippi’s coastal anglers will enjoy a summer-long season for red snapper with a season that begins May 25 and ends Sept. 3.

    Invest 90L messes up snapper opener

    Tropical system expected to create 6-8 foot seas over holiday weekend
    May 24 at 7:00am
    Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, guide Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

    Topwater troubles?

    If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
    May 17 at 8:30am
    Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

    Knowing where water moves first

    Specks like moving water — so you need to be able to find it
    May 17 at 7:00am