OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - After successful spring and summer seminars on tripletail, cobia and speckled trout, the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs has added two additional events in the fall geared toward helping anglers catch redfish and flounder.
Flounder and redfish are common throughout the waters of South Mississippi and can be caught year round. The two seminars are part of the Catch More Fish with Science courses and will be held on Sept. 25, and Oct. 16, respectively.
The Sept. 25, seminar will focus on catching flounder from the bays to the barrier islands and gigging the popular flat fish at night. Sam Clardy, of the Marine Education Center at the Lab, will share information concerning the biology, habitat and behavior of both the southern and Gulf flounder.
Ronnie Daniels, Captain of Fisher Man Guide Service out of Pass Christian, will talk to local anglers about locating flounder as well as top baits and rigging techniques that are most productive. Gigging flounder at night along the immediate beachfront during certain tidal conditions will also be a topic.
The Oct. 16, seminar will deal with locating and catching redfish in the bays and around the barrier islands. The seminar will also discuss recipes ranging from the grill to deep frying and baking.
Jill Hendon, a well known research scientist for the lab, will cover the biology, habitat and behavior of redfish, which is one of the most sought after fish in South Mississippi.
Sonny Schindler, of Shore Thing Charters in Bay St. Louis, will offer tips on how to locate and sight cast for slot size redfish.
Admission is $25 per seminar or $30 at the door. Anglers can attend both seminars for $40.
Each seminar will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Caylor Auditorium on the campus of the Research Lab. For more information, call (228) 818-8833.