• Offshore Fishing

    More than 2,000 fish were released onto an artificial reef Friday by the MDMR and Gulf Coast Research Lab.

    Biologists begin red snapper stocking

    Hatchery-raised fish released south of Ship Island
    August 18, 2014 at 2:30pm
    A meeting will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a Gulfport to discuss Reef Fish Amendment 40. This red snapper was caught south of Pascagoula by Todd Lancaster of Bolton.

    Snapper meeting Tuesday in Gulfport

    Latest plan would separate recreational fishing into private, federal-for-hire segments
    August 18, 2014 at 12:20pm
    Mississippi waters will be open for red snapper fishing on July 4-6, 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27.

    State sets July weekend snapper season

    Fishermen appreciate the extra days, but say it is not the answer
    June 27, 2014 at 9:00am
    It’s a good idea to keep a spinning rod rigged up in case you happen across any cobia.

    Don’t let short snapper season get you down

    You can still catch cobia, king and Spanish mackerel
    June 12, 2014 at 9:00am
    Capt. Tristan Armer of Ocean Springs with part of Sunday's limit catch from team Smack My Fish Up on a very rough opening day of the Gulf red snapper season. The rest of the photos show their red snapper catch that averaged 15 pounds, with two over 20

    Snapper situation turns dangerous

    With short window, some captains braved rough seas on Sunday
    June 03, 2014 at 1:03pm
    A red snapper reporting program was popular among fishermen who attended a summit the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources held on May 6.

    State announces volunteer snapper report

    MDMR takes first steps to count fish landed by Mississippi anglers
    May 27, 2014 at 11:30am
    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced Wednesday morning that the federal recreational red snapper season for 2014 had been reduced down to just nine days.

    Red snapper: ‘O-Fish-Aly’ a farce

    Mississippi’s coastal anglers will have a 9-day season
    May 14, 2014 at 4:30pm
    Mississippi fishermen, like Joe Watts of Canton, will have a short window to chase red snapper this year. The season will open June 1 and will run no more than 11 days. The limit will still be two red snapper per angler.

    DMR to hold Snapper Summit

    Facing a short season, Mississippi anglers have chance to provide input
    May 01, 2014 at 10:30am
    Offshore anglers were all smiles when they heard a fall recreational red snapper fishing season will be held this month.

    14-day snapper season to start Oct. 1

    Both state and federal waters will be open, NOAA fisheries managers say
    September 13, 2013 at 4:38pm

    300-pound mako jumps into boat

    New Jersey fishermen watch as huge shark causes damage
    June 13, 2013 at 3:45pm
    With only a two-snapper limit, anglers want to catch the biggest fish they can during the season.

    How to catch big red snapper

    But don’t forget about inshore opportunities
    June 11, 2013 at 9:00am
    On May 31, Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the snapper season must be the same for all Gulf states.

    States gaining on feds in snapper battle

    NOAA blinks on numbers, then gets rocked in court
    June 07, 2013 at 9:00am
    Mississippi’s snapper season opened on June 1 and will close at 12:01 a.m. June 29.

    Snapper season cut again, back to 28 days

    Court ruling forces federal officials to equalize seasons for all Gulf states
    June 06, 2013 at 9:30am
    Mississippi may claim more of the Gulf of Mexico within its boundaries, but fishermen like Robert Earl McDaniel of Whip-A-Snapa Charters, are being told to adhere to federal limits and regulations.

    Mississippi’s Gulf expansion means little – for now

    Until it gets federal approval, nothing changes for fishermen
    May 31, 2013 at 11:00am