• Offshore Fishing

    Mississippians can launch at home port, catch red snapper in Louisiana and legally return to port with the fish if they meet requirements set by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

    Mississippians can bring snapper to port if …

    Marine officials set regulations for fishermen catching snapper in Louisiana
    February 03 at 3:45pm
    Consistently catching mangrove snapper takes more than luck.

    3 tips to mop up on mangroves

    Equipment, proper techniques keys to meat haul
    August 20, 2016 at 6:00am
    Federal officials extended the 2016 red snapper season by two days because of the disruption in fishing caused by Tropical Storm Colin.

    Red snapper season extended in federal waters

    Tropical Storm Colin gives anglers two more days of fishing, NOAA announces
    June 08, 2016 at 4:22pm
    The U.S. recognizes the territorial waters of Mississippi out to nine nautical miles this year.

    Territorial waters: 9 nautical miles from barrier islands

    That opens more red snapper habitat for Mississippi anglers
    May 13, 2016 at 10:00am
    Mississippi anglers will have a 102-day red snapper season in the state's territorial waters, which extend nine nautical miles into the Gulf of Mexico.

    State sets 102-day red snapper season

    It opens on May 27, ends Sept. 5 and includes 3 major holiday weekends
    May 12, 2016 at 9:35am
    Recreational anglers get a nine-day season for red snapper in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Federals set 9-day red snapper season

    Shortest on record and includes only one weekend of fishing
    April 28, 2016 at 2:45pm
    Could this be a world-record tuna? The massive fish, estimated at about 18 feet long, was videoed in the Gulf of Mexico by a ROV during a platform inspection.

    VIDEO: Is this the world-record tuna

    Gulf of Mexico tuna estimated to be 18 feet long.
    August 24, 2015 at 10:30am
    Hooking more fish is often a matter of tying the right knot, in this case the snell.

    Snelled hooks result in more hookups

    Guide gives step-by-step instructions
    August 16, 2015 at 6:30am
    Wil Permenter, 15, of Oak Grove, caught this 27-pound, 6-ounce jack crevalle on a fly south of Horn Island, just missing a state record but proving to his proud dad that he has become a proficient angler.

    Teenager just misses record jack

    Caught on a fly, in a hurry, Permenter’s crevalle makes good reading
    June 25, 2015 at 10:00am
    Tripletail have showed off the beaches of the Mississippi coast, hanging around buoys and floating debris.

    Annual tripletail run has begun off Mississippi coast

    Fishing guide gives tips to catch your limit
    June 24, 2015 at 9:09am
    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