• Inshore Fishing

    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    Mississippi's Commission on Marine Resources on Tuesday rescinded an earlier decision that would have closed the season on speckled trout Jan. 1-March 31 2017, virtually eliminating the winter season when fish are inshore.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
    In September, the waters of the Mississippi Sound and the barrier islands, and even the bays of the coastal rivers begin to fill with schools of redfish. It’s a great month to get at the fish.

    Redfish here, redfish there

    September 13, 2016 at 6:00am
    Half traps from Bama Crab Traps are all you need for recreational crabbing.

    Don’t be crabby this month

    Just go after crabs
    September 08, 2016 at 9:00am
    Biologists say speckled trout are over-fished and that the species is no longer capable of sustaining the population without tighter fishing restrictions.

    Tighter speck limits ‘coming’

    After disappointing stock assessment, Commission set to take action
    August 18, 2016 at 3:20pm
    Capt. Terry Snow caught this nice griller redfish fishing a jig and soft plastic on a shallow grass line.

    Fish don't like the heat either

    Grass beds are go-to spots in the summer
    August 10, 2016 at 9:00am
    Locating trout schools is easy when birds are picking, but there are some keys to maximizing your effort.

    Taking trout to school

    Guide shares Top 6 tips for fishing specks under the birds
    July 17, 2016 at 6:00am