The Gulf Fishing Magazine
Mississippi Gulf Coast Fishing Report
In South Mississippi
Warmer weather is changing conditions daily.
The fish pods are shallow and schooling. Early morning on an incoming tide and late day fish can be caught on the edge of drop offs and the flats as the water temps warms. The last couple of weeks have been hot, So in the mornings and the tide moving in.. to midday is when you'll get them biting.
The bays are muddy with windy conditions keeping water murky on the bank, fishing out from the bank will be more productive.
The main focus for nearshore anglers continues to be speckled trout, white trout, redfish and flounder.
While day time temps have warmed in the low and mid 80's redfish,flounder and trout fishing has been steady.
The fish have moved out of the river to bays and in the gulleys next to the bars in the Sound.
Early morning when the tide is moving and late day when the air temps are cool is the time to gett'em.
Although some parts of the river systems are muddy, fishing is good near the mouth of dead lakes.
Near Singing River Island and up salty bayous the sheephead, bull reds, drum and flounder are biting
mostly live bait ,cut bait and dead shrimp.
Numbers of speckled trout and flounder are being caught out on front beach and in the river mouth.
As water temperatures already warming to mid 80's jigs and lures will be productive along deep drop offs.
Working lures across bars day break and sun down will usually bring bigger and more fish.
With much of the attention focused on the bays and rivers
Reports are that nice redfish and trout are being caught on Horn island, Chandeleur and Isle au Pitre!
Spanish mackeral can be caught trolling on all the barrier islands.
Water temps are warming and fish have moved to structure like rocks, reefs and buoys.
AJ, Yellow & Black fin tuna have been caught on deep water rigs.
Cobia are being caught on buoys, shrimp boats and some shallow rigs.
King are small but thick in a 100' or better.
2012 Greater Amberjack ( CLOSED !!! til August !!! )
off the tournament board again! What do you think?