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  • CCA Mississippi Southern Belle Shootout targets lady anglers

    CCA Mississippi Southern Belle Shootout targets lady anglers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:30:59 GMT
    After a series of summer competitive fishing events that offer something for anglers of all ages, it's finally time for the lady anglers of the Coast to shine.More >>
    After a series of summer competitive fishing events such as the Billfish Classic and the annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo that offer something for anglers of all ages, it's finally time for the lady anglers of the Coast to shine.More >>
  • Hunters can expect changes for the 2014-15 deer season

    Hunters can expect changes for the 2014-15 deer season

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:41:26 GMT
    Deer season in Mississippi starts in less than three months and hunters are looking at two new changes for the 2014-15 season.More >>
    Deer season in Mississippi starts in less than three months and hunters are looking at two new changes for the 2014-15 season.More >>
  • Deep Sea Fishing Challenge runs through August 17

    Deep Sea Fishing Challenge runs through August 17

    Sunday, July 13 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-13 23:51:54 GMT
    The 3rd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Charter Boat Captains Deep Sea Fishing Challenge officially kicked off this weekend and runs through August 17.More >>
    The 3rd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Charter Boat Captains Deep Sea Fishing Challenge officially kicked off this weekend and runs through August 17 where anglers have a chance to win a share of the $55,000 in prize money. The five-week mini fishing tournament features species like bonito, cobia, king mackerel, redfish, shark, Spanish mackerel and tarpon.More >>
  • Kids will fish for the win on Saturday in Gulfport

    Kids will fish for the win on Saturday in Gulfport

    Thursday, July 3 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-03 20:27:18 GMT
    One of the highlights of the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo each year is the kids fishing rodeo.More >>
    One of the highlights of the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo each year is the kids fishing rodeo. The rodeo, which draws between 150 and 200 children between the ages of four and 12, is set for Saturday at Jones Park. The weigh scales will be open from noon to 4 p.m., and there is no entry fee.More >>
  • Additional red snapper season approved for Mississippi

    Additional red snapper season approved for Mississippi

    Friday, June 27 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-06-27 10:53:07 GMT
    Red Snapper season ended about two weeks ago, lasting only nine days. But as of Thursday afternoon, an additional Red Snapper season is soon to come in Mississippi.More >>
    Red Snapper season ended about two weeks ago, lasting only nine days. But as of Thursday afternoon, an additional Red Snapper season is soon to come in Mississippi.More >>
  • Pending small fry world record triple tail caught off MS coast

    Pending small fry world record triple tail caught off MS coast

    Thursday, June 26 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:31:08 GMT
    There is another pending International Gamefish Association world record caught off the South Mississippi coast.More >>
    On June 19, Sydney Guice, 9, of Mandeville, LA, caught a pending girls small fry 17 pound, 24 ounce tripletail world record while fishing with captain Sonny Schindler of Shore Thing Charters in Bay St. Louis.More >>
  • DMR asking for red snapper anglers to report fishing data

    DMR asking for red snapper anglers to report fishing data

    Saturday, June 14 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-06-14 20:14:51 GMT
    The shortened 2014 recreational red snapper season came to an end on Monday in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.More >>
    The shortened 2014 recreational red snapper season came to an end on Monday in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in Biloxi is still seeking data, on a volunteer basis, from anglers in Mississippi who participated in the season that ran from June 1 through June 9.More >>
  • 843-pound blue marlin caught at Billfish Classic

    843-pound blue marlin caught at Billfish Classic

    Saturday, June 7 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-06-07 11:05:07 GMT
    At the first day of the Billfish Classic, a massive crowd of fans waited in anticipation of the weighing of a blue marlin that was caught by angler Deb Hebert. The 126-inch long, 843.7 pound fish...More >>
    At the first day of the Billfish Classic, a massive crowd of fans waited in anticipation of the weighing of a blue marlin that was caught by angler Deb Hebert. The 126-inch long, 843.7 pound fish was reeled onto the Iona Louise after a three-hour fight in the open waters. Hebert was credited with the third-largest catch ever recorded in the state of Mississippi.More >>
  • Thunder's Tavern 12th Annual Suzan Walker Memorial Fishing Tournament

    Thunder's Tavern 12th Annual Suzan Walker Memorial Fishing Tournament

    Friday, June 6 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-06-07 03:13:40 GMT
    The Thunder's Tavern 12th Annual Suzan Walker Memorial Fishing Tournament set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday offers something for everyone.More >>
    The weekend excitement in terms of competitive fishing isn't limited to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. In fact, the Thunder's Tavern 12th Annual Suzan Walker Memorial Fishing Tournament set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday offers something for everyone.More >>
  • Ocean Springs Marine Mart Fishing Rodeo set for this weekend

    Ocean Springs Marine Mart Fishing Rodeo set for this weekend

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-05-28 22:30:55 GMT
    The Ocean Springs Marine Mart will hold its annual fishing rodeo this weekend. A mandatory captains meeting is slated for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Marine Mart located in the small craft harbor.More >>
    The Ocean Springs Marine Mart will hold its annual fishing rodeo this weekend. A mandatory captains meeting is slated for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Marine Mart located in the small craft harbor.More >>
  • Pascagoula man reels in 100+ pound cobia

    Pascagoula man reels in 100+ pound cobia

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-05-28 10:51:02 GMT
    The third largest cobia - on record - to be weighed during a competitive fishing event in Mississippi hit the scales last week in Pascagoula. The 101.5-pound cobia was caught by Brandon Bosarge of Pascagoula.More >>
    The third largest cobia - on record - to be weighed during a competitive fishing event in Mississippi hit the scales last week in Pascagoula. The 101.5-pound cobia was caught by Brandon Bosarge of Pascagoula.More >>
  • Warm weather means more sharks in the Mississippi Sound

    Warm weather means more sharks in the Mississippi Sound

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-05-21 23:56:49 GMT
    The 2014 boating and fishing season in South Mississippi officially begins with the Memorial Day Weekend. More >>
    The 2014 boating and fishing season in South Mississippi officially begins with the Memorial Day Weekend. It's also a time when the Mississippi Sound is full of sharks ranging from one foot in overall length to more than five feet.More >>
  • Low salinity levels put the squeeze on live bait dealers

    Low salinity levels put the squeeze on live bait dealers

    Thursday, May 15 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-05-15 20:31:11 GMT
    One week after a few small brown shrimp were reportedly caught in the Biloxi Channel inside Deer Island, heavy rainfall last Friday and this week dropped salinity levels to zero parts per thousand.More >>
    The rocky road for live bait shrimp dealers continues. One week after a few small brown shrimp were reportedly caught in the Biloxi Channel inside Deer Island, heavy rainfall last Friday and this week dropped salinity levels to zero parts per thousand.More >>
  • Brown shrimp starting to show up in Mississippi Sound

    Brown shrimp starting to show up in Mississippi Sound

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-05-07 22:30:28 GMT
    There is some good news on the horizon for anglers in South Mississippi.More >>
    There is some good news on the horizon for anglers in South Mississippi. After an above average winter, in which water temperatures dropped into the 40s along the three coastal counties , and last week's cold front that saw parts of the area receive more than five inches of rainfall, live shrimp are finally starting to appear along the immediate beachfront.More >>
  • Come on Back fishing team wins Gorenflo's Cobia Shootout

    Come on Back fishing team wins Gorenflo's Cobia Shootout

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-05-06 20:07:38 GMT
    With a field consisting of 46 boats covering most of the Northern Gulf of Mexico states, the 28th annual Gorenflo's Cobia Shootout saw five fish hit the weigh scales topping 50-pounds.More >>
    The 28th annual Gorenflo's Cobia Shootout at the Pint Cadet Marina on Saturday ended in style. With a field consisting of 46 boats covering most of the Northern Gulf of Mexico states, the event saw five fish hit the weigh scales topping 50-pounds.More >>
  • Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament set to run this weekend

    Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament set to run this weekend

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-30 22:30:39 GMT
    The 28th annual Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament is set for this weekend at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi.More >>
    The 28th annual Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament is set for this weekend at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi. Despite the heavy rainfall that invaded South Mississippi on Monday and Tuesday, and lowered salinity levels into single digits, organizers are still expecting a solid event since the fish are in the middle of their annual migration from the Florida Keys to the mouth of the Mississippi River to spawn.More >>
  • Anglers prepare for Gorenflo's Cobia One Day Shootout

    Anglers prepare for Gorenflo's Cobia One Day Shootout

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:30:30 GMT
    The annual spring cobia migration from the Florida Keys to the mouth of the Mississippi River to spawn is underway in the northern Gulf of Mexico.More >>
    The annual spring cobia migration from the Florida Keys to the mouth of the Mississippi River to spawn is underway in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This weekend, anglers from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula will get a chance to cash in on the action. The 28th annual Gorenflo's Cobia One Day Shootout is set for Saturday at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi.More >>
  • VIDEO: DMR's Dale Diaz on managing Red Snapper Season

    VIDEO: DMR's Dale Diaz on managing Red Snapper Season

    WLOX Fish & Game Reporter Al Jones spoke with Dale Diaz from the MS Department of Marine Resources about managing Red Snapper Season.More >>
    WLOX Fish & Game Reporter Al Jones spoke with Dale Diaz from the MS Department of Marine Resources about managing Red Snapper Season.
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  • Speckled Trout World Championship set for this weekend

    Speckled Trout World Championship set for this weekend

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:52:29 GMT
    The Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Speckled Trout World Championship is slated for this weekend at The Dock Bar and Grill located on Gulfport Lake.More >>
    The weather is returning to normal in South Mississippi after a late cool snap. The warmer weather also gives anglers an opportunity to do a little competitive fishing. The Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Speckled Trout World Championship is slated for this weekend at The Dock Bar and Grill located on Gulfport Lake.More >>
  • Coastal waters finally reach prime fishing temperatures

    Coastal waters finally reach prime fishing temperatures

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:00:58 GMT
    It's been five months, but water temperatures in the Mississippi Sound have finally reached the 70 degree mark.More >>
    It's been five months, but water temperatures in the Mississippi Sound have finally reached the 70 degree mark. This comes on the heels of a winter that featured freezes from November through early March in which water temperatures dipped below 40 degrees at times in some areas of South Mississippi.More >>
  • Man sets Mississippi record with 126 pound amberjack

    Man sets Mississippi record with 126 pound amberjack

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-03-27 18:19:45 GMT
    The 2014 saltwater fishing season is off to a potentially record breaking start. Don Wheeler, of Laurel, set a pending Mississippi saltwater fishing record Saturday with a 126 pound greater amberjack.More >>
    The 2014 saltwater fishing season is off to a potentially record breaking start. Don Wheeler, of Laurel, set a pending Mississippi saltwater fishing record Saturday with a 126 pound greater amberjack.More >>
  • DMR offers boating safety courses

    DMR offers boating safety courses

    Thursday, March 13 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-03-13 16:53:09 GMT
    The Department of Marine Resources is offering a series of free classes to ensure safe boating from the bay to the barrier islandsMore >>
    The spring boating and fishing period has arrived in South Mississippi, and the Department of Marine Resources is offering a series of free classes to ensure safety from the bay to the barrier islands.More >>
  • Want to be a better fisherman? Here's how...

    Want to be a better fisherman? Here's how...

    Monday, March 10 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:00:14 GMT
    Anglers interested in catching and locating more fish in the Mississippi Sound can learn from the best through a series of seminars at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs.More >>
    Anglers interested in catching and locating more fish in the Mississippi Sound can learn from the best through a series of seminars at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs.More >>
  • Redfish Series tournament coming to Biloxi

    Redfish Series tournament coming to Biloxi

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 8:36 PM EST2014-02-27 01:36:19 GMT
    The ever popular Redfish Series will make a summer stop in Biloxi.More >>
    The ever popular Redfish Series will make a summer stop in Biloxi. The series, which only targets slot limit size redfish, will hold a three-day fishing event May 29 through May 31 out of the Golden Nugget Casino in Biloxi and use the Point Cadet Marina for weigh-ins.More >>
  • CCA fishing tournament set for Saturday

    CCA fishing tournament set for Saturday

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 6:30 PM EST2014-02-19 23:30:45 GMT
    The annual Biloxi Boat and RV Show added a new twist this year. The event, slated for this weekend at the Coast Coliseum, will offer a unique one-day fishing tournament on Saturday.More >>
    The annual Biloxi Boat and RV Show added a new twist this year. The event, slated for this weekend at the Coast Coliseum, will offer a unique one-day fishing tournament on Saturday featuring guaranteed cash payouts for sheepshead along with redfish and speckled trout.

     
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  • Early spring bridge fishing features a variety of species

    Early spring bridge fishing features a variety of species

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 6:30 PM EST2014-02-12 23:30:34 GMT
    You can tell the spring fishing season in South Mississippi is a month away when water temperatures begin to rise toward the lower to mid 70 degree mark.More >>
    You can tell the spring fishing season in South Mississippi is a month away when water temperatures begin to rise toward the lower to mid 70 degree mark. When this happens, the Mississippi Sound turns on with migrating species such as cobia and sharks.More >>
  • Cold weather leads to mediocre deer season in Mississippi

    Cold weather leads to mediocre deer season in Mississippi

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 12:03 PM EST2014-01-22 17:03:01 GMT
    The 2013-14 deer season in Mississippi has been a hit or miss from the Coast to the Delta.More >>
    The 2013-14 deer season in Mississippi has been a hit or miss from the Coast to the Delta. Despite the up-and-down season to date, hunters are entering the final week with an exception to the Southeast Zone, which includes all three coastal counties.More >>
  • Experts: Cold weather fish kill could have been much worse

    Experts: Cold weather fish kill could have been much worse

    Thursday, January 16 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-01-16 11:54:09 GMT
    It could have been worse. That is the approach one fisheries biologists is taking in terms of the fish kill associated with last week's hard freeze in South Mississippi.More >>
    It could have been worse. That is the approach one fisheries biologists is taking in terms of the fish kill associated with last week's hard freeze in South Mississippi.More >>
  • Woman proves you can never be too old to hunt

    Woman proves you can never be too old to hunt

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:05 PM EST2013-12-11 17:05:01 GMT
    Lora Bell Santa Cruz developed a love for hunting as a child growing up in South Mississippi.More >>
    Lora Bell Santa Cruz developed a love for hunting as a child growing up in South Mississippi. The thrill for stalking wild animals quickly turned into a passion when she started hunting at a young age as a means to help feed a large family of 13.More >>
  • SKA Nat'l Championship in Biloxi a success, despite wind

    SKA Nat'l Championship in Biloxi a success, despite wind

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 7:07 PM EST2013-11-14 00:07:27 GMT
    The Southern Kingfish Association's National Championship came to an end last weekend and it was a true survival of the fittest.More >>
    The Southern Kingfish Association's National Championship came to an end last weekend and it was a true survival of the fittest. A field of nearly 140 boats from across the southeast, fought off a cool front, dealt stiff winds and faced rough wave conditions during a week long stay in Biloxi that determined the top king mackerel fishing team for 2013.More >>
  • SKA National Championship starts Friday in Biloxi

    SKA National Championship starts Friday in Biloxi

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 7:59 PM EST2013-11-07 00:59:02 GMT
    The SKA National Championship and its field of more than 140 boats will invade Biloxi on Friday and Saturday. Weigh-ins, open to the general public, are set for 3-5 pm at the Pt. Cadet Marina.More >>
    The SKA National Championship and its field of more than 140 boats will invade Biloxi on Friday and Saturday. Weigh-ins, which are open to the general public, are set for 3-5 pm on both days at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi located behind the Golden Nugget.More >>
  • Cool front means water temperature is nearly ideal

    Cool front means water temperature is nearly ideal

    Thursday, October 24 2013 12:36 PM EDT2013-10-24 16:36:57 GMT
    South Mississippi should hit the magical 70-degree water temperature mark with this weekend's expected cool front before dropping toward the 60-degree mark in November.More >>
    The saltwater fishing scene in South Mississippi is directly impacted by the tides, the moon phases and water temperatures. South Mississippi should hit the magical 70-degree mark with this weekend's expected cool front before dropping toward the 60-degree mark in November.More >>
  • The countdown to Fall is underway for tripletail

    The countdown to Fall is underway for tripletail

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-09-12 03:10:46 GMT
    It's a great time of the year for anglers to try their luck one final time at catching blackfish, also known as tripletail.More >>
    South Mississippi has entered one of the best times of the year for those who love the great outdoors. The archery season for deer opens Oct. 1 in the Hill and Delta zones of Mississippi and Oct. 15 in the Southeast Zone. It's also a great time for anglers to try their luck one final time at catching blackfish, also known as tripletail.More >>
  • Record breaking start to MS gator season

    Record breaking start to MS gator season

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-09-04 23:26:55 GMT
    The 2013 alligator season in Mississippi got off to a record breaking start last weekend. In fact, the Magnolia State record was set and broken again by a pair of monster gators.More >>
    The 2013 alligator season in Mississippi got off to a record breaking start last weekend. In fact, the Magnolia State record was set and broken again by a pair of monster gators caught near the Mississippi River and the South Delta area.More >>
  • Labor Day weekend fishing looks promising

    Labor Day weekend fishing looks promising

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-08-28 23:44:29 GMT
    South Mississippi anglers are coming off a slow weekend due to high winds and rainfall that impacted fishing from the beachfront to the barrier islands. But the Labor Day Weekend looks promising.More >>
    South Mississippi anglers are coming off a slow weekend due to high winds and rainfall that directly impacted fishing from the beachfront to the barrier islands. But the Labor Day Weekend looks promising from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula as nearshore fishing continues to rebound.More >>
  • First fishing tournament of 2014 set for Saturday

    First fishing tournament of 2014 set for Saturday

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:30 PM EST2014-02-05 23:30:25 GMT
    The Second Annual Boardwalk Marina Speckled Trout Shootout is set for Saturday with a mandatory captains meeting Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the lower deck of The Hook-Up Restaurant in Biloxi.More >>
    A week after one of the worst winter storms in decades invaded South Mississippi, the first competitive saltwater fishing tournament is ready to unfold. The Second Annual Boardwalk Marina Speckled Trout Shootout is set for Saturday with a mandatory captains meeting Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the lower deck of The Hook-Up Restaurant in Biloxi.More >>
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