There are many varieties of fish that appreciate the cooler water temperatures in the late fall - and it can be easy to find them close to shore.
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
Salinity has been way up all year and should make for great catches in the rivers.
On the very calm days, we were able to sneak over to the Biloxi marsh. The water was absolutely beautiful, and the skies were full of ducks, pelicans, Ibis, and many other birds. We checked a few spots in the Nine-Mile area for trout and picked through a lot of smaller-sized fish.
Fishing for redfish, however, is what we really enjoy this time of year. The ponds and ditches are holding very good numbers of redfish. In the brief amount of time we have spent in the marsh due to the bad weather the last week or so, the redfish are doing very well.
We are also seeing plenty of tailing fish and feeding fish along the banks. The fish we are catching have stomachs full of shrimp, minnows, and crabs. They are loading up for the winter, and they’re not very picky about what you throw at them. We caught reds on artificial lures, live shrimp, live minnows, and dead bait.
We did not have to move around a lot, the bait seems to be holding well in many areas, and the fish are nearby anywhere we see minnows, shrimp, and crabs along the bank. We are watching the weather closely, trying to make the most of the good weather days. On the bad weather days, we are hiding close to shore.
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