• Offshore Fishing

    Capt. Ronnie Daniels watches weather forecasts to find windows allowing access to the islands off the Mississippi Coast to put together great stringers of speckled trout by wade-fishing.

    Coastal islands are great springtime fishing targets — if the weather allows

    Play weather conditions to find speckled trout-fishing windows.
    February 25, 2013 at 6:45am
    This 445-pound yellowfin tuna is the biggest of the species ever landed, but it has been disqualified from world-record discussion because IGFA rules were broken.

    Giant California yellowfin tuna battle for world record

    One fish disqualified by IGFA, one still pending
    December 13, 2012 at 10:36am
    The recreational fishing season for gag grouper closes on Nov. 3, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today.

    Recreational gag grouper season closure announced

    State fishing closure mirrors Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management action in federal waters, MDMR says.
    November 01, 2012 at 11:26am
    The Never Satisfied fishing crew with the 124-pound, 4-ounce new state-record amberjack. Left to right (back row) Randall Tynes, Mike Jimerson, Curtis Spiers, Joe Dahm, Ronnie Dahm, (front row) Tina Dunaway, Sheila Jimerson and Yvette Dahm. The man in the yellow shirt is the weighmaster assistant and the gentleman in the white tank top on the right is the weighmaster.

    Record AJ brings satisfaction

    September 28, 2012 at 10:30am

    Biloxi man dies in coastal boating accident

    Boat struck something in water in the Mississippi Sound, Biloxi Sun Herald reports
    September 16, 2012 at 2:45pm
    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