• Offshore Fishing

    The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources recently opposed a move by Louisiana officials to extend control of offshore waters to more than 10 miles from the beaches of its barrier islands.

    MCMR says Louisiana claim to more offshore waters illegal

    LDWF action is contrary to federal law, agency claims.
    July 07, 2012 at 9:44am
    The 2012 recreational red snapper season was extended by six days because of heavy seas and Tropical Storm Debby, NOAA announced today.

    Feds extend red snapper fishing

    NOAA cites heavy seas, Tropical Storm Debby as reasons for recreational fishing extension
    June 29, 2012 at 6:23pm
    Oil and gas rigs off the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines provide habitat for thousands of offshore fish, but CCA of Mississippi says a new fedeal policy is destroying that vital habitat.

    CCA meeting to focus on removal of offshore rigs

    Federal policy is harmful to fishery habitat, group says
    June 26, 2012 at 9:26am
    Recreational fishing for greater amberjacks ends June 1 in state and federal waters, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced.

    Amberjack season closes June 1

    AJ fishing ends in state and federal waters.
    May 24, 2012 at 11:02am
    If you’re going offshore, there’s no reason not to drag shaky baits for wahoo this April. There still are big ones to be caught.

    Twice as nice

    Come sample April’s inshore, offshore action
    April 01, 2012 at 7:30am
    Anglers can comment on future management of greater amberjack fishing during a public hearing hosted by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Jan. 11 near New Orleans.

    Greater amberjack fishing management plan topic of public hearing

    New Orleans hearing on Reef Fish Amendment 35 hosted by Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.
    January 05, 2012 at 11:29am
    Approximately 8,000 cobia reared at Aqua Green will be released this week on two popular artificial reefs in a Mississippi Department of Marine Resources partnership to restock the species.

    Cobia to be released on two popular coastal artificial reefs

    Fish Haven 9, Fish Haven 14 will be release sites for young ling.
    December 07, 2011 at 8:36am
    The Big Round Tank is partially submerged at Fish Haven 13. The tank was donated by NASA and sank by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in Biloxi in 85 feet of water.

    Artificial reef formed off Mississippi Coast

    MDMR, Stennis Space Center partnership results in Fish Haven 13 reef.
    November 06, 2011 at 9:30am
    Legislation introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) would protect old Gulf of Mexico structures from being removed as ordered by the U.S. Department of Interior.

    Congressional bill would protect offshore structures for use as artificial reefs

    U.S. Department of Interior order mandates old rigs be removed, CCA says.
    September 14, 2011 at 10:46am
    Team Cheeseburger won the team billfish prize thanks in large part to 11-year-old Cahill Marlone (front, center), who landed a blue marlin to push his team to the lead.

    11-year-old steals the show at the Sonny Johnson Memorial Fishing Tournament

    Young angler anchors win at Mississippi Gulf Coast Big Game Fishing Club event.
    August 17, 2011 at 9:39am
    Mangroves are notoriously hook- and line-shy, but there are ways to get around that.

    Snapper season’s not over in August

    July 27, 2011 at 12:21pm
    Although some of his buddies make fun of Maiolatesi for putting a bunch of silly stuff like lights and buzzers on his lines, he knows they help him catch big grouper like this one.

    Circle hooks are perfect for grouper fishing

    Federal regulations also require circle hooks.
    July 18, 2011 at 12:15pm
    Grouper are one of the least sought-after offshore fish out of Mississippi because of all the time and effort it takes to consistently catch them.

    Group Therapy

    Hook a monster grouper, and all your other cares will melt away.
    June 27, 2011 at 3:56pm
    Since we can only keep two snapper this season, then why not fish for the big ones, and little spots are where they’re most likely to show up.

    Think small for big snapper

    June 24, 2011 at 11:01am
    Stacy Combs of D'Iberville landed this 92-pound, 2.88-ounce big-eye tuna to make the Mississippi fishing records.

    Two record fish landed in May

    Big-eye tuna, creolefish make official Mississippi fishing records list.
    June 23, 2011 at 3:35pm