• Offshore Fishing

    The U.S. recognizes the territorial waters of Mississippi out to nine nautical miles this year.

    Territorial waters: 9 nautical miles from barrier islands

    That opens more red snapper habitat for Mississippi anglers
    May 13, 2016 at 10:00am
    Mississippi anglers will have a 102-day red snapper season in the state's territorial waters, which extend nine nautical miles into the Gulf of Mexico.

    State sets 102-day red snapper season

    It opens on May 27, ends Sept. 5 and includes 3 major holiday weekends
    May 12, 2016 at 9:35am
    Recreational anglers get a nine-day season for red snapper in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Federals set 9-day red snapper season

    Shortest on record and includes only one weekend of fishing
    April 28, 2016 at 2:45pm
    Could this be a world-record tuna? The massive fish, estimated at about 18 feet long, was videoed in the Gulf of Mexico by a ROV during a platform inspection.

    VIDEO: Is this the world-record tuna

    Gulf of Mexico tuna estimated to be 18 feet long.
    August 24, 2015 at 10:30am
    Hooking more fish is often a matter of tying the right knot, in this case the snell.

    Snelled hooks result in more hookups

    Guide gives step-by-step instructions
    August 16, 2015 at 6:30am
    Wil Permenter, 15, of Oak Grove, caught this 27-pound, 6-ounce jack crevalle on a fly south of Horn Island, just missing a state record but proving to his proud dad that he has become a proficient angler.

    Teenager just misses record jack

    Caught on a fly, in a hurry, Permenter’s crevalle makes good reading
    June 25, 2015 at 10:00am
    Tripletail have showed off the beaches of the Mississippi coast, hanging around buoys and floating debris.

    Annual tripletail run has begun off Mississippi coast

    Fishing guide gives tips to catch your limit
    June 24, 2015 at 9:09am
    The cleaning counters at Mississippi's Gulf Coast snapper fleet have been full of red snapper during the opening week of the 10-day recreational season. The charter boat season will run for 44 total days, ending in mid July.

    Snapper are snapping

    First week of short recreational season has been good
    June 08, 2015 at 8:50am
    Anglers out of Morehead City landed a 550-pound blue marlin from a 24-foot center console Key West last week off the North Carolina coast.

    550-pound marlin landed by crew on 24-foot boat

    Billfish measured 110 inches with 58-inch girth
    May 11, 2015 at 1:15pm
    Under a plan announced Friday, private recreational anglers will have a 10-day red snapper season beginning June 1 in federal waters.

    Feds set 10-day recreational snapper season

    Charter boats get 44 days under a new plan that divides recreational catch quota
    May 01, 2015 at 5:08pm
    Instead of freezing blackfin tuna, jar it to make it last longer and add flavoring.

    Perfect solution for leftover blackfin tuna

    Canning offers indefinite storage, seasoning opportunities
    April 16, 2015 at 6:00am
    Paul Ly, James Short, Tray Cherry, Colin Byrd and Kendall Sauls with a couple of 140-pounders caught chunking The Lump.

    Chicken of the Gulf

    Fishing for tuna at the Lump
    March 12, 2015 at 9:00am
    This 1-pound, 11.2-ounce lionfish caught by Jason Jones of Biloxi, if certified, will be the new world record. It was caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month.

    Biloxi man catches world record lionfish

    1-pound, 11.2-ounce fish a sign of spreading menace
    February 18, 2015 at 12:00am
    Brandon Bosarge (left) and his son, Blake, hold the speckled hind that broke the state record.

    Bosarge gets second saltwater record

    Speckled hind hooked in November
    December 17, 2014 at 9:10am
    MDMR officials are asking anglers to participate in the agency’s voluntary red snapper reporting program during the October season.

    Fall snapper seasons announced

    October weekends open in state’s territorial waters
    September 29, 2014 at 9:00am