High winds and choppy seas make it harder to find fish - but that doesn't mean they aren't out there!
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
The bigger fish should be moving in over the next few weeks. Keep in mind, the last several springs we were covered up in fresh water from the spill way openings. All things considered, we are much better than we were in years past.
The redfishing and the black drum have been good in the protected water. One thing that has made a huge difference is having live or dead shrimp. The water has been a little murky, so having something smelly with some scent has surely helped.
The winds will surely lay down, and we expect some unbelievable fishing in the coming days and weeks. Keep an eye out for those tasty triple tails. After this much southerly wind, there will likely be few around the Mississippi Sound. Be sure and check channel markers and buoys for these tasty, hard-fighting fish.
However, if the wind blows and the seas kick up, there are still plenty of fish to be caught in close. I’d strongly recommend bringing some bait, and be ready to move. Give each spot 10-15 minutes and if there isn’t any action, move to another area.
As always, have fun and be safe.
Enjoy this feature?
Enjoy the Shoofly Magazine? Reader donations help underwrite correspondents who write about and photograph our community.
Use the button below to join our Readers’ Circle!