- Associated Press - Saturday, August 16, 2014

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs will offer seminars this fall geared toward helping anglers catch redfish and flounder.

Flounder and redfish are common throughout the waters of south Mississippi and can be caught year round.

WLOX-TV reported (http://bit.ly/Vc9nyg) the sessions are part of a program called Catch More Fish with Science and will be offered Sept. 25 and Oct. 16.

The Sept. 25 seminar will focus on catching flounder from the bays to the barrier islands and gigging the flat fish at night.

Sam Clardy of the lab’s Marine Education Center staff will share information concerning the biology, habitat and behavior of the southern and Gulf flounder species.

Ronnie Daniels of Fisher Man Guide Service in Pass Christian will talk about locating flounder as well as top baits and rigging techniques. Gigging flounder at night along the immediate beachfront also will be discussed.

The Oct. 16, seminar will deal with locating and catching redfish in the bays and around the barrier islands off the Mississippi coast. Participants also will learn recipes for cooking redfish.

Scientist Jill Hendon will cover the biology, habitat and behavior of redfish, one of the most sought-after species in Mississippi coastal waters.

Sonny Schindler of Shore Thing Charters in Bay St. Louis will offer tips on how to locate and sight-cast for redfish.

Admission is $25 per seminar in advance or $30 at the door. Fishermen can attend both seminars for $40.

Each seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Caylor Auditorium on the Research Lab campus.

More details are available by calling 228-818-8833.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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