Specks, reds, flounders, and more!
From the bayous to the barrier Islands, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is an angler’s paradise. Spend a week with GCRL angler/biologists and learn about our coastal fish and how to catch them. You'll not only gain the techniques and know-how to increase your catch, you'll become a better sportsman, too. The program will cover the full spectrum of fishing knowledge from tying on hooks, finding fish, and casting, to creating your own fishing lures. You'll even learn about cleaning and cooking your catch.
In Angler Camp you will:
- Master the basics of fishing the Gulf Coast for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, white trout, and other fish.
- Interact with GCRL scientists in the lab and on the water to learn about fish biology and behavior.
- Learn how weather, wind, moon, and tides affect fishing.
- Learn to recognize good spots to fish.
- Find out how to catch your own bait.
- Learn about conservation and fishing regulations and how to tag a fish.
- Go fishing on GCRL and chartered vessels.
- Make your own fishing lures.
- Learn to clean and cook your catch.
2015 Angler Camp Schedule
Angler Camp sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Two week-long sessions are currently scheduled for 2015.
- June 8-12, 2015 (Grades 7 -12)
- June 15-19 (Grades 7 - 12)
The fee is $400 per student. A $50 deposit is required with registration.
Online Registration - Registration for Angler Camp is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used.
For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8833.