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Gulf of Mexico fishing

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    January 30, 2013
    Grouper season closes in Gulf waters, while snook season opens on Florida's Atlantic Coast. Read More
  • seatrout
    January 28, 2013
    Are hatchery-raised red snapper and seatrout helping Gulf of Mexico stocks? Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    January 17, 2013
    The February 1 through March 31 shallow-water grouper closure is still in effect for Gulf Waters Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    December 18, 2012
    The special session was called to address the commercial and recreational red snapper quotas, and a possible bag limit reduction. Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    December 13, 2012
    Marinas are easily overlooked winter hot spots. Few fishermen give them a second thought, however, rest assured—they're fish magnets. Fish gravitate to marinas because: 1) they're deep; 2) there's ample structure; and 3) there's little or no fishing pressure. Read More
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    October 23, 2012
    Extend your range and your fishing beyond the limits of a day trip with careful planning. Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    September 21, 2012
    Big redfish and jacks are back after Hurricane Issac. Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    September 7, 2012
    Abandoned oil rigs are a rich, environmental resource when “reefed.” Reefing is the practice of toppling these superstructures after subsequently plugging wells, decommissioning platforms, and blanking pipelines. Once sunk, the empty hull provides prime eco-habit for marine life.However, a quagmire of governmental red tape must be waded through, along with exorbitant fees footed to obtain permitting to reef rigs. In fact, of all the decommissioned rigs, somewhere around two-percent have actually made their way to the bottom — ultimately providing new aquatic sanctuary. Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    September 4, 2012
    Hurricane Isaac pummeled the Gulf Coast with winds in excess of 75 miles-per-hour, while dumping more than 20-inches of rain. As locals begin the long slog of drying-out and patching things up, the fishing beat goes on. Captain Sonny Schindler, of Shore Thing Charters in Diamondhead, MS shared his “post-hurricane pattern” with us. Read More
  • Salt Water Sportsman
    July 18, 2012
    Go beyond the rigs. How to fish the Gulf’s open-water structure like an expert. Read More