• Inshore Fishing

    Here are some high-water inshore tips for hot-weather anglers.

    Hot weather, fish high water

    A rising tide doesn’t have to end your fishing day, especially during the summer, when water rushing into an estuary can set up a good bite in some great places.
    August 01 at 7:00am
    Calling it “as close to hunting as you can get without a firearm,” Capt. Mark Wright enjoys sight-fishing for bull reds in the Biloxi Marsh.

    Sight in on redfish

    Sight-fishing for bull reds in the Biloxi Marsh gives anglers a chance to hunt and fish at the same time. Here’s how....
    August 01 at 7:00am
    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine twitchbait comes in 3- and 3 ½-inch floating or suspended models, and is available in four color variations.

    LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine Twitchbait

    Detailed, realistic lure is irresistible to multiple saltwater species
    July 23 at 9:00am
    Chas Champagne with Matrix Shad always keeps a close eye out for snot grass like this, because he typically finds redfish in the area.

    Sight-fishing support

    Stingrays, snot grass dead giveaways redfish are nearby
    July 18 at 7:00am
    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig, shown here in swamp gas color, is a heavy soft plastic lure with lots of action that Devin Denman finds especially effective when targeting redfish.

    A killer redfish swimbait

    Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig gets it done
    July 17 at 7:00am
    When fishing for trout with a popping cork rig, slow down your retrieve so the lure settles back down on its leader before every pop of the cork.

    Leave that reel handle alone

    July 15 at 7:00am
    Capt. Kris Robert shows off a nice tripletail he caught in mid-May.

    Tripletail triple threat

    Guide shares Top 3 tips to catch more tripletail
    July 13 at 7:00am
    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