Discovery Channel fishing show arrives in Bay St. Louis MS
A fishing reality show airing on the Discovery Channel will be filmed in Bay St. Louis next week, with a meetup this weekend.
The 2021 Elite Fishing League will be filming episodes in Bay St. Louis from June 7-10.
On the show, fishermen attempt to catch and land as many redfish as possible during each four hour period.
But because the show is also conservation-oriented, the fish are immediately released after being weighed. All fish should weigh between 3 and 10 pounds.
The “anglers fish in mysterious waters with no training periods accompanied by a tour manager / referee and a cameraman on their boat,” the EFL said in a press release.
They will be launched daily from the Silver Slipper Hotel and Casino, which also hosts a meeting on Sunday at 3 p.m. so the public can meet the pros.
The winner will get a ticket to the Touring Championship in which the winner will receive a prize of $ 100,000.
Other fishing events coming soon in southern Mississippi are:
▪ The 2021 King Master Biloxi The tournament started Thursday at 9 am and continues through Saturday with a prize of $ 100,000 for first place, $ 25,000 for second and $ 15,000 for third.
The tournament consists of 100 teams.
▪ From June 7 to June 13, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic starts at Golden Nugget Casino with over $ 300,000 in cash prizes.
The tournament will kick off with a documentary, “Blue Miracle”, about Mexico’s richest billfish tournament.
▪ June 5 and 6 is also Free fishing weekend, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said
This marks the first weekend of National Fishing and Boating Week and allows anyone to fish without a sport fishing license in all public waters of Mississippi.
▪ July 4th is designated as Free day of saltwater sport fishing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast allowing anyone to fish in saltwater without a recreational saltwater license on Independence Day.