• Inshore Fishing

    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
    Good electronics and a trolling motor with the anchor feature are invaluable tools to use at areas like Katrina Reef to catch quality speckled trout.

    Dream boat

    Accessorizing your craft for optimum trout catching conditions
    February 09, 2017 at 9:00am
    The author caught this short redfish on a Z-Man Finesse TRD fishing the recently dredged section of Simmons Bayou.

    Scout on low-tide days

    You just might discover a mud ledge and a new favorite fishing spot
    January 09, 2017 at 8:35am
    Mississippi's coastal fishermen will soon face a new minimum length of 15 inches on speckled trout. The Commission on Marine Resources gave final approval to the change at Tuesday's meeting in Biloxi, and expect the new rule to be effective by mid January.

    CMR gives final approval for speck changes

    Minimum length increases to 15 inches; charter captains can’t contribute
    December 14, 2016 at 9:30am
    Heath Hillman caught these two nice trout on a Heddon Spook Jr.

    Same baits, different retrieves

    Add some new techniques to your fishing repertoire
    December 08, 2016 at 9:00am
    Mississippi's Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday rescinded an earlier decision that would have closed the season on speckled trout Jan. 1-March 31 2017, virtually eliminating the winter season when fish are inshore.

    Commission voids speck season closure

    Tuesday’s decision counters October vote to close speckled trout season January through March
    November 15, 2016 at 12:10pm
    The Mississippi coast is a great option when weather turns a little too warm for hunting.

    Too hot to hunt? Go fish!

    November 14, 2016 at 6:00am
    This fat redfish crushed a shrimp creole Matrix Shad fished off the ledge of a small drain.

    Let tide charts lead you to the trout

    November 09, 2016 at 9:00am
    A public hearing will be held Nov. 17 in Biloxi by the Department of Marine Resources to discuss recently announced changes in speckled trout regulations in an attempt to protect Mississippi's popular speck fishery.

    Hearing on speck proposals set for Nov. 17

    Input sought on size limit increase and 3-month season closure
    November 07, 2016 at 9:10am
    Anglers like Mississippi Sportsman columnist Sam Davis won't be able to keep any speckled trout for the first three months of 2017 after the season was closed to protect the stock.

    Speck fishing closure proposed for January through March

    Trout minimum size limit could be bumped to 15 inches by DMR
    October 18, 2016 at 2:32pm
    Keeping the sun at your back and wearing polarized glasses to more easily see underwater will help you catch more shallow-water reds in the marsh, according to Chas Champagne

    Best bets for shallow reds

    Use these 6 tips to catch redfish in skinny water
    October 16, 2016 at 6:00am