Students participate in Shaggy’s Angler Camp at USM Marine Education Center

Shaggy’s Angler Camp has officially started at the University of Southern Miss Marine Education Center.

During the week-long summer camp, students in grades 7th through 12th fish every day with an expert saltwater fishing educational team.

Students interact with marine educators and learn saltwater fishing techniques. Students explore fish biology and behavior and how weather, wind, moon and tides impact fishing.

During the week, anglers will learn how to throw a net to catch bait and how to target speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Camper Nathen Peno said, “I like fishing a lot. I just don’t know enough about it so I wanted to come to this camp to learn more and hopefully be better at it.”

Camper Sydney Simmons said, “I like fishing, but I don’t do it a lot. I have family down here so I figured if I’m coming down here might as well.”

Camp participants also get to interact with Gulf Coast Research Laboratory scientists in the lab and on the water to learn about fish biology and learn their behavior.

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