• Inshore Fishing

    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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