Sound & Sea

If it’s December, it’s offshore time

If you think about the enjoyment of delicious fresh tuna cooking on the grill while you’re watching your favorite football game on a Sunday afternoon, you’ll realize how much your friends, family and business associates will enjoy a tuna-fishing trip as a Christmas present.

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Hail to the Kings

July each year means fishing for king mackerel. If you’re practicing or fishing with members of the Southern Kingfish Association, carry a coffee can with you. After running 50, 60 or 70 mph for two to four hours, you’ll need a place to store all the screws, nuts, bolts and washers that have jarred loose from the boat. […]

Cobia

The Cobia Machine

Thirty-five miles south of Horn Island in the Gulf of Mexico, we spotted a jack-up rig that seemed to be calling our names. As we approached it, we saw what we’d hoped — two cobia, a 40-pounder and a 10-pounder.

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Offshore Fishing

Mixed bag awaits out of Biloxi

Capt. Rimmer Covington of the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company, one of the new breed of offshore fishermen, runs a sleek, fast and powerful striker boat. Covington’s 39-foot custom SeaVee with three, 350-horsepower Yamaha engines on the back allows him to leave Biloxi and be 70 miles or more offshore in less than two hours under good weather and water conditions. […]

Offshore Fishing

May kicks off saltwater action

Danny Pitalo of Biloxi, the owner of Gorenflo’s Tackle Shop and Marina Store and Point Cadet Fuel & Ice beside the Isle of Capri Resort and Casino, has his finger on the pulse of Mississippi saltwater fishing. Every day, anglers pull up to his marina to gas up and buy bait and tackle before fishing offshore and inshore. […]

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Red Reduction

There is still much debate on the 2007 quota on red snapper regarding recreational anglers. As it looks, the outcome is likely to be a 16-inch minimum total length, two fish per angler per day, with no take allowed for charter captains and deckhands, and that is likely to cause quite a stir among anglers and guides. […]