• Offshore Fishing

    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
    The 2013 red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico is set to begin June 1, and will close on July 5 for Mississippi anglers unless federal fisheries managers modify that closure date.

    Snapper season opens June 1

    2013 fishing season slated to end July 5, federal fishery managers could modify that closure date.
    May 31, 2013 at 10:06am
    Mississippi's offshore anglers received a Memorial Day gift yesterday when federal fisheries managers extended the red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Mississippi’s red snapper season to 34 days

    Season could be shortened, depending on outcome of lawsuits
    May 24, 2013 at 9:24am

    Bryant joins other Gulf Coast governors in calling for regional red snapper management

    Open letter to congressional leaders say states would do a better job than NOAA officials.
    May 01, 2013 at 9:16am

    Citations issued for red snapper violations

    MDMR enforces federal red snapper regulations despite Gov. Bryant's call for regional management of fishery.
    May 01, 2013 at 9:11am
    BooneDox's Stogie, Diamondback and Tailwiggler are made from anodized aluminum to withstand the power and teeth of bluewater fish like wahoo and tuna.

    Aluminum trolling plugs offer offshore anglers another weapon

    BooneDox offers three different plugs in three different sizes
    April 15, 2013 at 9:23am
    Joey Davis and Hussein Zayed with the 200.4-pound yellowfin tuna that Davis caught.

    Tuna trip is totally worth it

    Anglers may have to work for them, but big yellowfin tuna are fun to catch.
    April 10, 2013 at 1:00pm