How do you improve on the great local fishing right now? Add sharks!
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
Happy to report, the sharks have been very cooperative. Since the Mississippi Sound is teeming with life, it’s only natural the toothy critters are lurking around. In the last week or two, we have caught sharks at Cat Island, Isle Au Pitre, even at Taylor Reef. At all three spots, the trout fishing was so good, we caught both sharks and trout at the same time. Usually a shark will completely shut down a trout bite, but the fishing has been so good that we were able to do both at the same time!
My tried-and-true set-up to go shark fishing is the following:
Some of these sharks are no joke. If you are not comfortable handling them, take a picture and cut the line.
I hope everyone is having a safe and memorable summer. Please get the kiddos out on the water. Keep the fish you need and leave some for the next person.
As always, have fun and be safe.
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