I'm planning a trip to deer island on the mississippi gulf coast. I plan on fishing on grand bayou and also off shore of the island in the bay. I'm new to salt water fishing and was wondering what to fish for off shore as well as in the bayou and what tactics should I use to catch fish.
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Posted by: spadefish on Jul-10-13 6:20 PM (EST)
Saltwater, moreso than even freshwater, is about knowing the specific waters you are fishing as well as the equipment. Hiring a guide your first time in new waters can save you endless frustration. I fish in similar waters to those, but vary my tackle, whether I use live bait or artificials, and even what artificials I am using, based on water conditions that day (color, clarity, sunny or overcast), what bait is already in the water, bottom conditions (am I fishing over sand, shell, or grass) , and what species I expect to encounter - redfish, trout, flounder, mangrove snapper, sheepshead - and that is just for inshore.
Posted by: ballpienhammer on Jul-25-13 7:32 AM (EST)