• Offshore Fishing

    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
    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