The weatherman is calling the shots, but it's still lively fishing in the Mississippi Sound if you have the inside scoop!
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
When we do find our trout, it’s some of the most fun you’ll see. You can literally throw anything and they’ll hit it. Live bait, dead bait, cut bait or plastics will all get hit. Some days you need up to an ounce of lead to get to the bottom, if the current is rolling.
The big bull reds, jacks and sharks have been thick. A big live white trout or large chunk of Ladyfish has been our go-to bait. The good news is that wherever you find the big schools of white trout, the big critters are close by. Another good location tool for the big fellas is lady fish. Heads up, the sharks we have been seeing are rather large. If you plan to fight and handle this big fish, please be careful.
Not sure how long this will last, but the triple tails have been everywhere. We are seeing them from Long Beach to Lake Borgne. The overwhelming majority have been undersized (under 18 inches), but it’s been a treat to see this many. Live shrimp is the ticket for catching them.
As always, have fun and be safe.
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