• Inshore Fishing

    Sherman Roberts of Biloxi set a new state record for the Oyster Toadfish.

    Record oyster toadfish certified

    Curious species known for having teeth to avoid
    September 20, 2017 at 10:10am
    Florida’s Capt. Joshua Lim shows off a 25 ½-inch, 6-pound speckled trout caught this summer in Pensacola Bay with a Matrix Shad rigged as a shrimp imitation twitchbait.

    Turn a Matrix Shad into a shrimp-imitation twitchbait

    Florida guide creates video detailing steps for line-through rig
    September 19, 2017 at 6:00am
    All of the barrier islands offer flounder in the surf. Even though some “door mats” are caught during the day, gigging at night produces the most.

    Deer Island: The short run

    September 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Catching a redfish on a fly is growing in popularity and a free Fly Fishing Fair for salt water anglers will be held this weekend in Ocean Springs, with experts to assist anyone in that pursuit.

    Free fly-fishing fair Saturday in Ocean Springs

    Event offers instruction on fly-fishing in salt water
    September 11, 2017 at 2:00pm
    The summer of 2017 has been slow for tripletail, which guides like Kenny Shiyou hopes is an indicator for a bountiful finish in September.

    For hot dog day fishing action, try island hopping in the Gulf

    Mississippi’s barrier islands produce memories in September.
    September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Patrick McDowell of Slidell holds a 4-pound speckled trout caught Friday just south of Cat Island in the Mississippi Sound. Notice the slick in the photo behind McDowell. The slick popped up on a grass bed in 2.5 feet of water and it was full of bait and trout.

    Cat Island trout still spawning

    This year’s July action as hot as it can be
    July 17, 2017 at 3:45pm
    Fiddler crabs are a popular bait for sheepshead, but the Cranka Crab is an artificial lure that's tough to beat.

    Catch more sheepshead with this lure from Down Under

    Cranka Crab's unique hook placement means higher hook up ratio for sheepshead
    July 17, 2017 at 9:30am
    Finding big “gator-sized” trout usually produces a malady called yellow-mouth fever, which can certainly be addictive.

    Hot saltwater tips for summer trips

    Keep options and eyes open to find specks, reds, tripletails
    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    An odd sight: An offshore fish box that includes both snapper and flounder — from the same oil rig — is proof that you never know what will take your bait in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Flounder in 90 feet? You bet!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Sammy Romano, left, and Cabot Corso enjoyed an epic day in the surf at Elmer’s Island last April, catching limits of specks using suspended jerkbaits.

    Gearing up for the surf

    Make sure you have the right equipment to bust trout from the beach
    May 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    By mid-May, the cobia head to the oil rigs, wrecks and man-made reefs south of the barrier islands, where both mangrove snapper and cobia can be found in the same place.

    Getting chummy with giant cobia

    Capt. Earl can’t make a living doing it, but he sure loves it.
    May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Fat island trout will hit the Egret Baits Zombie Ghost Walker all day under the right conditions.

    Island trout

    Hit the outer edges of the grass flats near deep water for big specks
    April 10, 2017 at 9:00am
    If you see a tide line, there’s more than likely fish gorging on bait.

    Work tide lines for more trout, reds

    Current breaks mean easy pickings for fish and anglers
    March 23, 2017 at 6:00am
    Success during the spring often means allowing the wind to dictate where you should fish.

    Springtime tip: Play the wind, tides

    Focus on clean water to mop up
    March 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    The author caught this healthy speckled trout working a suspending hard bait close to the rocks of an inshore reef.

    Trout are always on topic

    Learn why fish go where they go to catch more of them
    March 08, 2017 at 9:00am
    Slowing the fall of your bait and focusing on flats during warm days will result in speckled trout bites this month.

    Slow lure fall key to February specks

    Combine heavier line, lighter jigheads to target trout on warming flats
    February 15, 2017 at 6:00am