It’s tripletail time along Mississippi’s coast

Trout and redfish are hot, but tripletail are the biggest hit

Worried about dirty water? Algal blooms? Impacts from Hurricane Barry? If any of those issues are keeping you off the water, you’re making a big mistake. The fishing is great off Mississippi’s coast, and Capt. Ronnie Daniels of Fisher-Man Guide Service in Pass Christian is putting his clients on multiple species.

The speckled trout bite has been insane for Daniels and his anglers. And the tripletail bite has been just as hot. The redfish have been plenty accommodating as well.

Daniels said some anglers are seeing dirty water in localized spots, but those areas are small compared to the vast amount of fishable water.

Don’t set the hook too soon

While the redfish and trout provide plenty of fun for anglers, Daniels (228-323-1115) said the tripletail have been an especially big hit lately. He’s put numerous anglers on their first-ever tripletail, and each angler has been delighted.

Fishing for tripletail is pretty exciting. They are fairly easy to see hanging around close to the surface near buoys and other floating objects. Daniels suggests using live shrimp under a popping cork. Once an angler spots a tripletail, they make a cast to it. Then, they can watch the tripletail as it observes the shrimp and even see the fish eat the bait. And that’s when the real fun starts.

It can be tempting to set the hook too quickly when watching the fish get the bait in its mouth. But Daniels said it’s best to wait until you see the cork go under first.

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