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As of 12:01 am tonight MS waters will be open to recreational fishing for catch and release and for bait shrimping. Bait shrimp and or fish caught in the catch and release water is not for consumption and no fish may be kept from the catch and release water. I seen this personally on WLOX this evening and it is on their website too.
 

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I don't think I'll be doing that. Sure as I do that, I'll catch a trophy and would hafta break the law.
Well, I do not think I have to worry about that!! Fish biting?
 

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I had no problems releasing Big Reds down in Punta Gorda area....

we always had plenty of snook and Mangrove snapper to load up on and the trout were easy pickings....

Let's see some redfish pics....I may have to dig up a few from the "good ole days"

Good luck to you folks fortunate enough to go...beats working
 

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I have been in Gulf Shores for the past several days headed back today, they have started the catch and release here also. No oil on the beaches or in the water, ya'll need to come on down, these people are hurting!!!!!!
 

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+1 on helping those folks out...been thinking I need a little weekend R&R down to Destin

about 2 days on the beach is about all i can stand anyway.....Boring

But ....there just aint enough hrs in the day to do all I wanna do
 

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its a ploy by the State to build revenue from the sale of fishing license. Most ran out on June 30 and nobody want to buy new ones until its safe. I wouldn't. The oil hasn't stopped leaking, they just slowed it down for now. I just can't go fishing now with all the unknowns. Heck, I really don't even want to put my boat in the water and risk bringing contaminants back home. That will just spread the problem further from the coastline.
 

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Guy from the MS DMR on WLOX news last night said they expect to hopefully go to catch and keep in a week to 10 days. Raised up Bass fishing in the north I have no problem with catch and release and in fact for many years that is all I knew but my fishing partner (wife's uncle) is a "it ain't fishen if the chest isn't full" kind of guy so most likely I won't get him to go out front for "catch and release" even though we know we can catch some bigguns out there. I love fish but the way I see you can only eat so much fish anyways.
 

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GunOneDown said:
its a ploy by the State to build revenue from the sale of fishing license. Most ran out on June 30 and nobody want to buy new ones until its safe.
Nah, the license doesn't run like that anymore (thank God). It's good for a year from the date of purchase now.

from MDWFP
1. How long is a license valid?
Effective July 1, 2007 licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.
 

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Sub, most people are still in the old mindset and just keep renewing like they always have unless they forgot and waited until a later date. I have Ms and La, so I want mine to be the same so as I don't forget.
SJ, u been yet? Just wanting to see how it was.
We mainly fish the marsh, we will now hafta go to La to launch because we can't transport fish across Ms waters. I have a plan though that will work, but it's pushing the edge of line. GPS trail feature is what is going to save us when we get stopped for sure.
 

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GunOneDown we have just been fishing the bay. Catching some white trout and a few legal specks with a flounder now and then.
 
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