Inshore Fishing

D.O.A. Shrimp deserves its popularity

I’ve learned some great tips and tactics writing this column. I’ve also learned you can’t be thin-skinned when you put your work out there for other folks to read.

You see, everyone has his own opinion about things and everyone is a critic. Heck, my own mother-in-law got in on the game while reading one of my columns, pointed out that I’m not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition.

I told her, “Well, it’s never mattered before.”

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Inshore Fishing

Best big-trout bets

I love catching speckled trout, and my goal since starting this quest five years ago has been to learn everything I possibly could.

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Yellow Mouth Fever offers $19,000 in prizes for coastal trout anglers

Three years ago a couple of fishing buddies started knocking around the idea of hosting a fishing tournament. What started out as an idea to host a fruit jar tournament turned into something much bigger.

Phillip Ladner wanted to host a spring-time fruit jar tournament, so he called David Bond to share his idea. Bond had hosted saltwater and freshwater tournaments before, and he suggested they do something big.

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Inshore Fishing

December trout fishing

I love December. I love Christmas music, Christmas trees, Christmas presents, Christmas cookies, the movies Elf and A Christmas Story, cool temps and the fact that trout are stacked up in deep bayous no more than a long cast wide.

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Inshore Fishing

Using blogs to become a better fisherman

I’m a creature of habit. I like to get to the ramp about 30 minutes before sunrise so I can take my time getting the boat in the water, arrange my gear, collect my thoughts, and thank God for the marsh and all the life it holds.

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Inshore Fishing

Two sides of October

“October: That’s when they pay off for playing ball.” ~ Reggie Jackson

It’s also the month that pays off for being patient and waiting for cooler temperatures, less wind and fewer anglers crowding the waterway.

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Inshore Fishing

Live bait logistics

I grew up in Central Mississippi fishing for bass with plastic worms, Hula Poppers and small crankbaits. I didn’t get the saltwater bug until a few years ago when I purchased a flats boat and started exploring the inshore areas around Ocean Springs.

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