Bass Fishing

Are marsh bass really different?

It’s the end of spring, and the peak of marsh bass fishing is past. Marshes near the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers are still brown with river water, and everywhere else in the marshes, aquatic plants are going into their summer growth period. […]


Snapper Savior?

The Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery has become the poster child for fishery management failure in the United States. Fisheries management experts paint an ever more-gloomy picture for the recovery of the fishery. […]


No-Fishing Zones

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussion paper has brought home to Gulf of Mexico fishermen the momentum of the movement to create marine protected areas (MPAs) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. […]


Gulf Habitats Part II

The eight habitat types of special importance are marshes, seagrasses, mangroves, oyster reefs, live/hard bottoms, artificial structures, coral reefs, and sargassum. Each will be discussed in more detail. […]