Neotropical bird migration took its place next to fishing this week as a main attraction in Mississippi coastal waters.
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
Several of our guides enjoyed the migration fallout. Birds migrating from South and Central America stopped at Cat Island for resting and refueling before heading inland. It was an unbelievable experience. Our native birds alone are simply amazing; the neotropical migrants only added to the wonderful trips to watch our feathered friends.
The Louisiana marsh has been producing a few speckled trout on calmer days. The Bay has been our haven from the winds, but it has still been very fishy. A few of our boats have already seen tripletail, and while that is not unusual, we hope it’s a sign of big things to come for the summer.
If you have not gotten your boat and tackle ready, prepare to wait in lines. This pretty weather we’ve been having has filled all the repair shops, for the most part. The live bait shops are stocked daily with live shrimp and minnows. That is a very much-appreciated treat. The bait shops, boat launches, and fishing areas are likely to start having big crowds, so please be patient with other boaters and lend a hand when you can.
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