Catch More Fish with Science - Fall 2014

Two new sessions have been added for fall 2014 - flounder and red drum.

Evening seminars featuring scientists, professional fishing guides, and local experts. Hosted by Sam Clardy and Ben Weldon from GCRL's Marine Education Center.

Catch more fish with scienc, seminars from the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Fish on! 40" winter red drum, caught and released in the Gulf during December.
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Marine scientists from GCRL and local professional fishing guides and experts are teaming up to offer a series of four evening seminars that will help you catch more fish. You'll learn about the habits and movements of local game fish and discover how to recognize where fish are lurking and why they're there. Marine scientists will share no-nonsense scientific facts about what fish eat and when they eat, and explain how time of day, tide state, water temperature and salinity, and moon phase affect the movements and appetites of popular game fish.

Previous sessions in 2014 focused on inshore fishing, cobia, spotted seatrout, cobia, and flounder.

The final 2014 seminar will take place on October 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The fee is $25 per session per person. You may register online. Your registration fee funds scholarships for children to participate in After School Marine Biologist programs at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory's Marine Education Center.

These seminars are intended primarily for adults, over 18 years of age. Persons 12 - 17 years old may attend if accompanied by an adult.
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October 16, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Reel in the Reds The Secrets to Catching More Cobia, Fishing Seminars at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
Jill Hendon, Research Scientist, Center for Fisheries Research & Development, GCRL
Captain Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Charters

Location: GCRL's Caylor Building Auditorium, Map and driving directions

Red Drum, or Redfish, are a much sought-after sportfish here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fishermen search them out as much for the thrill of the fight as for their value for the dinner table (Blackened Redfish, Redfish on the Half Shell and Redfish Courtbouillion). Because reds tail as they feed in shallow water, it is thrilling and challenging to "sight fish" for them. Scientist Jill Hendon will present valuable information on the biology, habitats, and behavior of red drum. Captain Sonny Schindler will provide the secrets sure to increase your success at reeling in more reds.

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Call a marine education specialist at 228.818.8833 or email us at


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Charter Bank Coastal Angler Magazine Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Mississippi Gulf Fresh Seafood Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic Release Marine, sponsor of Catch More Fish With Science at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
  Sports Unlimited