Mississippi Sound On Fire With Hot Bottom Fishing!
Capt. Robert L. Brodie
March 22, 2008
Mississippi Sound - Saltwater Fishing Report
Recently the bottom fishing in the Mississippi Sound has been good, and now it's getting great. All week catches have been good, but today my clients had the time of their life loading up on big fat southern kingfish a.k.a. "ground mullet and sand sea trout a.k.a. "white trout".
Three young boys in the group managed to boat 185 of the tasty fish, along with a nice flounder. Although we got to the Bellefontaine Reef late, within an hour and a half most of the fish were caught in a wild fishing frenzy. Organized chaos, yes, and fresh dead squid, the small gray species, were the ticket to our success.
Simple bottom rigs made up of 1/0 Gamakatsu Octopus Hooks, 25-pound-test Seaguar Fluorocarbon leader material, and 1-ounce disk sinkers got the job done. Cast after cast, bite after bite, fish after fish, these teenagers had a magnificent fishing experience.
As long as the winds stay down it should be another great week of bottom fishing with improving tides each day. I'll be on the water Monday and Tuesday, and will keep up with the white trout and ground mullet run.
Within the next 2 weeks I'll be fishing in a new 21-foot bay boat, and really looking forward to adventures in the new toy. Bottom line, the sound is full of great eating fish, and now is the time to experience the spring run.
Caught a few sheepshead and black drum in the bay too, but lately that bite has been slowing down. By the way, the water temperature in the Mississippi Sound was 65 degrees today, and as it rises so will the species of fish coming into Mississippi's inshore waters.
Looking forward to the arrivial of tripletail by the end of next month, and intend to do some specialized charters for this amazing species throughout the summer too.
Capt. Robert L. Brodie of TEAM BRODIE CHARTERS
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