Inshore Fishing

April a tale of two months

Many Mississippi Gulf Coast anglers consider a temperature gauge the best tool for catching fish during April. A temperature gauge will tell you the most-abundant and the easiest-to-catch fish on the Gulf Coast and the locations of those fish, and often identify the baits these April fish will prefer to eat. […]

Inshore Fishing

Specks, reds still available in January

Anglers can catch plenty of good-sized speckled trout, redfish and an occasional flounder on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast after the bowl games have ended. To learn where to find them and how to catch them, we talked with Capt. Kyle Jarreau of Shore Thing Charters, who guides in the Biloxi Marsh out of Bay St. Louis. […]

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Speckled Cat Fish

About five minutes into our run, I thanked Tommy Barrett for launching at Pass Christian rather than Gulfport. Rather than running due south to get to our destination, we were running southeast, which meant we had a front-row seat for one of the most spectacular sunrises I had ever seen. […]

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Marsh Maniacs

Every time our live shrimp and plastic jigs hit the water, we’d feel a thump on the line, the rods would pretzel, the drags would squeal and big speckled trout would come to the boat. […]

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Topping the Charts

A light wind from the southeast rippled the surface of the steely, gray-blue water as Capt. Barry Brown eased his 19-foot bay boat into position. Beneath us, in the brackish waters of the lower Pascagoula River, swam both huge redfish and oversized speckled trout. My son, John, and I were fishing with Brown in late April. […]