• Offshore Fishing

    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
    There will be plenty of 8-pound red snapper caught off the coast this month, but to find the place that’s holding the biggest snapper, look for individual rocks and small <br />
bottom relief.

    Not Exactly Obvious

    Artificial reefs hold Mississippi’s biggest red snapper
    May 31, 2011 at 1:17pm
    Wise Mississippi coastal anglers know that the best time to catch fish is when they are forced to congregate around contour changes, like the point on the west side of Horn Island.

    Horn of Copious Cobia: Lemon fish invade this barrier island

    Use these techniques at Horn Island this month, and you’ll go home with the tastiest fish that swims.
    May 12, 2011 at 11:44am
    NMFS officials are proposing a short fall recreational season for gag grouper, while also wanting to significantly increase the commercial quota on the species.

    Fall gag grouper recreational season, increased commercial quota proposed

    Public comment accepted through May 6
    April 28, 2011 at 4:37pm

    Large current eddy in Gulf kicking offshore fishing into high gear

    Wahoo, tuna, billfish and dolphin riding current into northe Gulf of Mexico
    April 27, 2011 at 3:34pm
    The really good cobia run off the Mississippi coast usually lasts for about five weeks.

    Bumper year offshore begins now

    March 29, 2011 at 4:14pm
    Long Beach's Troy Helwig caught the pending Mississippi state-record amberjack March 18 by catching this 114.2-pound beast.

    Pending state record AJ landed near Horseshoe Rigs

    Existing record bested by 10 ounces
    March 29, 2011 at 11:11am
    If you've ever dreamed of trolling the famed billfish-rich waters off Costa Rica, be sure and sign up for the trip being hosted by the Sportsman this spring.

    Join Sportsman for billfishing frenzy

    Sign up now for Costa Rican fishing trip of a lifetime
    December 22, 2010 at 8:58am