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I had a crew of first time salt water fishermen out on a charter recently. These are my favorite trips to take. Everything we see, do and catch on these trips is new and exciting. This trip would not disappoint either.

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I’ve been watching the weather stations out in the MS Sound with an almost stalker-like fascination. It seems like every time I click on the one at St Joe point(near Bayou Caddy), the salinity is steadily going up. I have big hopes and even bigger plans, when things get back to normal to the west.

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Things have a funny way of working out. A few days ago, I completely messed up a charter booking. I didn’t catch the mistake until the very last second. The forecast was calling for light and variable winds, and the fishing has been outstanding. I was NOT gonna miss such a great opportunity …

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Just about every angler knows how, when and where they caught their biggest fish. “The Big One” is what we anglers are always after.

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So the Bonnet Carrie spill way should be closing or closed in the next couple of days. I was always told, it takes about 2 weeks to 18 days for the fresh water to completely flush out. Then what?

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Our last Cat Island Trip was simply amazing. Yes we caught fish, and yes the weather was nice, but sometimes there is just a little more to it. This trip was made up five father and sons.

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Captain Matt and Captain Kenny were some of our first boats back out after TS Barry, earlier this week. Happy to report, they said the water looked great, and the fishing was awesome!!!

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Fishing has been really good lately. We have had a good of push of salt water, and the action has been very steady. We are seeing trout, reds, flounder, triple tails, and sharks daily. The east side of the Biloxi Marsh has turned on big time!!!

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Five year old Gage Garriga has literally grown up fishing. He has a pond in his back yard, and his dad is a charter boat captain. Young Gage had an amazing opportunity to fish Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo with his Dad, over the 4th of July weekend. The kids day was on Saturday, and the…

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The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws and the Our Lady Academy Crescents will have a new mentor leading the swimmers for the two schools for the 2019 season and her name is Amanda Black. She replaces Aaron Levinson who has coached the teams for the past nine seasons.

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The summer heat is here. By mid to late morning, the temperatures are somewhat brutal. We have been doing our best to be on the water as early as possible. The early morning trout and redfishing has been pretty darn good lately.

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Our Lady Academy has selected one of their own to lead the athletic department for the 2019-20 school year. On Friday, OLA named Emily Meyers Corley, a 2002 OLA graduate, as Athletic Director. She replaces Paul Langham who had served in the same capacity for five years.

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Our guides have been tagging fish for many years now. In the last 2 years, We’ve tagged well over 800 redfish, just on my boat! Our Charter for Hire Task Force, with Mississippi Department of Marine Resources requested a tagging program locally. It was recently approved, and should be up and…

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I kinda have mixed emotions about wade fishing. On one hand, that’s how I got into fishing the islands. Back in the high school days, that’s all we did.

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I get to fish with some amazing people. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of wetting a line with scientists, athletes, soldiers, CEO’s, inventors, politicians, and plenty of Doctors. Everyone has a story to tell, and sometimes we create one on the water.

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Bay High Lady Tigers softball standouts Ahmia Khadaroo and Lizzie Weems recently suited up for the West team in the South Mississippi All-Star softball games played at St. Martin High School on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

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Sometimes when something takes a little more time than seems necessary, the result is simply so much sweeter. Without a doubt, that is the case with the recent induction of J.E. Loiacano in the Gulfport Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at the Lyman Community Center.

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We had a big crew out at the Cat Island House recently. Dr Lori Marshall and her husband Derek had been planning the trip for over a year. It was a vacation/Birthday Party for their son William. So, along with 4 adults, also came 6 young men from the Madison, MS area.

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On August 1, 2018, this past athletic year began in earnest not knowing what the future held or what the outcome would be for the four area schools and their student-athletes during their 10-month ordeal on the fields and courts of interscholastic play.

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The Pearl River Community College Wildcats are making a return trip to the NJCAA World Series this weekend after their 11-2 rout of LSU-Eunice on Saturday in the Region XXIII championship game wearing their "championship gold" uniforms. The win gave the Wildcats a 40-12 record and the #1-see…

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We’ve had some big groups out at the Cat Island House the last couple weeks. Our all inclusive overnight trips have been a lot of fun, the last several years. Corporate groups have certainly taken a liking to these trips.

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It is not too often that a father and a son enjoy playing athletics at the collegiate level. It is even more rare that the tradition expands to a third generation. However, that has happened in our area this year when Saint Stanislaus College senior Luke Ladner signed a National Letter of In…

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For those of us who love to take in the gridiron, the last two weeks have been a mild cleansing of the soul to get us ready for the grind of summer as we await the Friday Night Lights to illuminate the fall skies.

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Southwest sophomore guards Jamaya Galloway and Amari Pittman, both graduates of Bay High School, signed scholarships Wednesday afternoon to continue their athletic and academic careers. Galloway elected to sign with the LSU-Alexandria Lady Generals while Pittman signed with the Tougaloo Coll…

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Marguerite Gelpi, a senior on the track and field team, signed a National Letter of Intent to run track and field with Rhodes College on Friday.

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I knew I was in trouble when I hopped into the boat. It was a little before 4am and I had just hitched up to the trailer. I was in a rush leaving on my previous trip, and left a recirculating pump on. Both my cranking and house battery were left on, and were now stone dead.

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Fishing has been really picking up the last couple of days. Everyday, the salinity, bait, weather and catches improve. After a very tricky winter, I think everyone is looking forward to some great spring fishing!

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The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws and Sumrall opened their Class 4A state quarterfinal series on Thursday evening at the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex. And, it did not exactly turn out the way SSC (24-8) wanted. Sumrall scored early and often on their way to a 11-1 victory in game one.

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St. Stanislaus College recently named Zach Villarrubia as the head soccer coach replacing Danny Patton who had led the tradition-rich program for the last three seasons. Villarrubia has been the Saint Patrick girls head coach for the past two seasons.

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Mother Nature will always have the last laugh. After a season of adjustment, postponement, and cancellations, the high school baseball diamonds in south and central Mississippi were abandoned on Thursday evening which was supposed to be the first game of the second round due to severe weathe…