Saltwater fishermen can look for a bumper crop of offshore fish this year. With the BP oil spill last year and fishing shut-down all along the Upper Gulf Coast, the offshore fish had the least amount of fishing pressure they’ve had in many years. This year, outdoorsmen should see bumper crops of all offshore fish.
The group of seven anglers leaving Ocean Springs Harbor on March 18 had one destination and one species in mind: the Horseshoe Rigs and amberjack. When they came home, they carried the pending state record AJ. […]
A group of Sportsman anglers and their friends will be flying to Costa Rica on April 3 for three days of offshore fishing – and there are still a few spots left on this trip of a lifetime. […]
When it comes to setting a saltwater fishing record, luck is often the key ingredient. When it comes to hooking and landing a tripletail, or blackfish, a heavy dosage of luck is involved for a fish that easily blends in with the back drop of the Gulf of Mexico.
Greg Parker of Gulfport recently set an International Gamefish Association world record for 12-pound test line with a 30.45-pound tripletail.
Fishery managers on Thursday (Sept. 21) approved an extension to the red snapper fishing season to begin on Oct. 1, with fishing allowed only on Fridays through Sundays until Nov. 22, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced. […]
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Tuesday (Sept. 21) reopened 8,084 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing, although that opening is at the southern portion of the waters closed in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill earlier this year. […]
I have to name the tripletail as my favorite fish to catch and eat from the Gulf of Mexico. You must employ stealth to get close enough to cast to them, but an accurate cast will almost always draw a strike. Once a tripletail is on the line, you must move quickly to get it away from ropes, chains and buoys. […]
The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been called to live up to her promise to be recreational anglers’ champion by taking immediate action to change how the nation’s marine fisheries are managed. […]
WASHINGTON – Fishermen from around the country are gathering today (Feb. 24) on the steps of the Capitol to demand an end to the rigid and draconian fisheries management they say is killing jobs and eroding fishing communities. […]