This trip built upon the success of the previous day, landing 52 keeper speckled trout.
See where I fished, what tackle worked best and which techniques were preferred.
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The Fishing Trip
Arrive to the Spot
After launching the boat, it becomes clear I’m not the only one who knows where fish are eating up.
Waiting out the Tide
Water levels are not quite dropping yet, and I know without moving water this spot is a dud. Should I wait it out?
Switching to the Drop Shot
Fish are beginning to bite, but not quite as well as they can be. In fact, they’re being somewhat finicky, so switching to a drop shot is the decision to be made.
Dealing w/ Boat Traffic
It can be tough fishing a spot like this one, especially if other boats are there. Yes, I got crowded, but dealt with it as gracefully as I could. You never know who someone may be!
Bite Turns On – Part 2
More catching. There are some nice speckled trout, but also throwbacks and white trout.
Trout #23 and #24
Getting closer to finishing off my limit, but the bite is starting to slack off a little.
Trout Number…Twenty Five?
Trout number 25 finally bites but, because I’m bad at counting, the grind continues….unnecessarily.
Pronounced “Jan-kee”, I run to this uniquely named ditch to fish a unique piece of structure.
Mouth of Three Bayous
This spot is the mouth of a bayou I had caught some trout at during slack tide the day before. Maybe it holds even more fish now?
Muscle Bay in the Biloxi Marsh is a fall-fishing favorite. But are speckled trout biting here? There’s only ONE way to know for sure.
It may be a little early for specks to be here, but this deep hole may hold something anyways.
Honey Hole 2
Another childhood favorite, this spot has yielded plenty of speckled trout over the years, but are they there now?
Trout on Fire – Part 1
Yeah, I said it was time to head home, but I had to hit this one last spot, one last time!
Trout on Fire – Part 2
The trout action continues now that their location, bait preference and presentation is nailed down.
Why not help someone out?
Other boats were there, but not all were catching. Before leaving, I’d figured it’d be good to help someone out and let them have my spot (with a few tips).
Thanks. I shall do my best to work the drop shop rig into my bag. I just joined and I fish from bayou Thomas down to shell beach. I haven’t made it to the B/M area. On my list, just haven’t had to go there as of yet. I would really rather follow someone one day when I do go rather than do it solo. Anyways. Very good info. Thanks
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So you know, here inside LAFB Elite, there’s a “Navigation” category that will help you find safe routes for your boat, so you won’t need to rely on someone else when fishing new waters.