• Inshore Fishing

    Capt. Ronnie Daniels of Fisher-Man Guide Service with a Biloxi marsh summer speck.

    Solve summer’s speckled trout riddles

    Look for contrast when targeting Biloxi Marsh speckled trout during the hot months. They’re usually somewhere near a change of some kind: current, bottom, color, depth.
    July 01 at 7:00am
    Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move to locate them.

    Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

    Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
    June 18 at 7:00am
    Due to under-reporting, the annual commercial speck quota had been met before the end of the first season.

    State’s 2nd commercial speck season did not open June 1

    MDMR reports annual catch quota of 50,000 has been met and an investigation launched into under-reporting
    June 04 at 9:25am
    Guide Sonny Schindler loves to use popping corks, preferably a Boat Monkey brand, to catch big redfish on the banks in the Biloxi Marsh.

    Cork it, buddy

    Popping corks are lethal weapons for saltwater fishermen, especially with the latest models that have hit the market. Learn how they can improve your catches.
    June 01 at 7:00am
    Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, guide Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

    Topwater troubles?

    If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
    May 17 at 8:30am
    Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

    Knowing where water moves first

    Specks like moving water — so you need to be able to find it
    May 17 at 7:00am
    Matching your reel gear ratio to the technique you’re fishing will enable you to not only cover water more efficiently, but capitalize on the strikes you do get — and ultimately put more fish in the box.

    How to choose the right reel gear ratio

    It depends on the technique you’re fishing
    May 16 at 7:00am
    Cranka Crab

    Cranka Crab

    May 01 at 7:00am
    Spooling line up to about a 1/16-inch away from the beveled edge on your baitcasting reel allows for optimal performance — and lessens your chances of creating a bird’s nest.

    Easy tip to prevent backlash

    Spooling the correct amount of line is key
    April 17 at 7:00am
    You can’t retrieve a MirrOlure too slowly; most strikes come when the bait is not moving.

    No need for speed; slow is good

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Pick a MirrOlure by size and shape to match baitfish in an area. From top, 14, 17 and 27 sizes.

    Match the hatch

    April 15 at 7:00am
    Guides Lee Parsons and Mark Dickson emphasize choosing lures that are the same body shape, size and color of the dominant forage in an area.

    Make mine a MirrOlure

    Sinking, floating or suspending, this time-tested line of baits can put more fish in your boat — if you know how to use them.
    April 01 at 7:00am
    Speckled trout will invade Mississippi Sound and Biloxi Marsh when the surface water temperature climbs into the 70s.

    Water temperature affects specks

    March 27 at 11:45am