Posts Tagged ‘angl;er’

Hatchery releases largemouth bass fingerlings in three rivers

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Lyman Fish Hatchery has released 49,592 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings in the Pascagoula, Tchoutacabouffa and Jordan rivers. The fish have a fast growth rate, growing up to three pounds a year and reaching weights of well over 10 pounds. “This release is a benefit to […] [...]

Crews lower sand level in fight to keep highway clear

by Associated Press Published: May 16,2013

Tags: agle, agling, angl;er, beach, fish, fishing, highway, outdoors, road, sand, swim, swimmer, swimming, traffic, transportation

HARRISON COUNTY — Sand is a road hazard drivers along U.S. Highway 90 in Harrison County know all too well. WLOX-TV reports work is underway that should keep more sand on the beach and off the roadway. While Harrison County crews worked to clear huge amounts of sand from the medians in Biloxi yesterday, over […] [...]

NOAA nixes Gulf state’s red snapper season request

by Associated Press Published: May 15,2013

Tags: angl;er, angling, federal agency, fish, fishing, fishing season, food, outdoors, red snapper, saltwater fishing, sport fishing

GULF OF MEXICO — Red snapper, one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico, are the biggest and most plentiful in years, but the red snapper season in federal waters keeps getting shorter. A branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has rejected the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council’s request […] [...]

State lakes being stocked with non-reproducing fish

by Associated Press Published: November 12,2012

Tags: angl;er, angling, crappie, enironment, fish, fisherman, fishing, lake, outdoors, state agency, state park, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor, wildlife

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — If you’re fishing one of Mississippi’s 19 state-operated lakes this winter and you catch a crappie with a dark stripe running down its back, don’t worry. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s a relatively new breed of fish known as a “Magnolia crappie” that state conservation officials have been experimenting with for […] [...]

Offshore drilling opponents have say; all eyes on MDA chief

GULF OF MEXICO — Opponents of offshore drilling in Mississippi Sound say state officials didn’t do enough to consult with others or properly consider all possible economic impacts, such as whether drilling would hurt tourism. The superintendent of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and an opponent who wrote an economic study questioning the benefits of […] [...]

MDMR extends Katrina Key fishing reef near Deer Island

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Artificial Reef Bureau has completed another extension of the fishing reef, Katrina Key. The key has been extended westward by about 500 to 600 yards and divided into two segments. The segments will provide two gaps for current flow, which will allow additional foraging […] [...]

Officials: Stay off sandbars in falling river

by Associated Press Published: July 19,2012

Tags: angl;er, angling, drought, dry, fisherman, fishing, outdoors, river, sanbar, severe weather, swimmer, swimming, Weather

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Mississippi and Louisiana officials are telling people to say off sandbars that have appeared with the low-water levels along the Mississippi River. U.S. Coast Guard master chief Randy Merrick tells the Natchez Democrat differentiating between the bottom of the river and a recently exposed sandbar is difficult. “These sandbars just drop off […] [...]

Dredging for beach restoration forces another beach closure

BAY ST. LOUIS — Dredging for beach restoration has closed a second section of beach at Bay St. Louis. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says dredging can release large numbers of bacteria trapped in the floor of Mississippi Sound. They say it also can cause dangerous physical conditions including unpredictable terrain, surf, and quicksand. […] [...]

Popular pier destroyed by Katrina awaits final inspection

OCEAN SPRINGS — Jackson County supervisors plan to open the Ocean Springs Fishing Pier this week, as soon as the final inspection is complete. The popular pier, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, was originally a piece of the old U.S. 90 bridge over Back Bay. Rebuilt with $2 million from FEMA, it has four covered pavilions, […] [...]

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