OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The final "Catch More Fish with Science" seminar offered by the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs is set for Thursday.
This event, which follows other seminars that dealt with speckled trout, cobia and tripletail, comes as the fall and winter fishing period starts to unfold in South Mississippi. The main focal point will be helping anglers locate and catch more redfish over the next four-five months before the arrival of spring.
The seminar is set for 6-8 pm at the Caylor Auditorium on the GCRL campus in Ocean Springs.
On hand will be scientist Jill Hendon to talk about the biology habitat and behavior of redfish, also known as red drum. Also, captain Sonny Schindler of Shore Thing Charters in Bay St. Louis will offer tips on sight casting for redfish in the shallow waters.
Since redfish are common in the bays and rivers of south Mississippi and the Mississippi Sound, the fish is also a popular dish in terms of grilling, baking and frying.
The seminar will conclude with the St. Martin High School culinary team preparing redfish dishes.
"Hooking up a redfish is a thrill," Anita Noble Arguelles of the research lab said. "Our seminar, Reeling in the Reds, will deliver practical information from our GCRL fisheries scientist, Jill Hendon and fishing tips from captain Sonny Schindler of Shore Thing Charters on how to catch more redfish. Don't miss your chance to learn just the right bit of information that puts more fish in your cooler."
For more information, call (228) 818-8833 or register at the door before the seminar.