Gulf Coast - Guide me...?
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07-30-2012, 04:18 PM
So after 3-4 months of boating/fishing ... I think i hit a rough spot or plateau of sorts. I haven't been able to self-teach myself how to fish well. Its down to cats/shark/ and the occasional sand trout. Ideally I would like to go for something bigger and better. I tried on my own worked some kinks out, still tons left. I'm mil so im here trying something new for the next few years.Thanks.
So in short does anyone know a good guide out of Biloxi/Gulfport area that I could work with? Please let me know of anyone that can show me inshore and a lil off shore. It would have to be after the 10th or 11th of Aug. Going fishing in NC. Thanks.
07-30-2012, 04:29 PM
So are you looking to hire a guide to go out on your boat or you looking to charter a trip? I may have a couple of names for you.
07-30-2012, 05:00 PM
Sorry if i want clear ,I have my own boat is a 2100 CC angler and I am looking for a guide. Someone that I can hire or someone that wants to fish for free and teach me some things.
07-30-2012, 05:23 PM
What do you want to target? Where do you usually launch out of? Do you want to stay inshore or offshore?
07-30-2012, 05:35 PM
I leave out of Gulfport on courthouse and 90, the farthest I've gone out is fh-4 and fh-5. I saw schools past by and no bites. As for targeting maybe Trout, reds, cobia, but I guess bigger fish that I'm not used to catching.
07-30-2012, 06:07 PM
I caught this King at the Petit Bois cut on an outgoing tide, using a Yo Zuri 3D Crystal Minnow Magnum (you can get em at Dicks)
That same day we tore up the Specs while working the shore with swim lures, I have a trolling motor... you can beach and wade fish or walk the beach. We did both, It didn't seem to matter. You have to do that before or at daybreak after that they go deeper, usually drop-offs.
At the Islands, find drop-offs...especially ones with current. I quit going to Ship, IMO the fishing is much better out of Pascagoula. You can hit Round Island on the way out to Petit bois as a bonus.
Join this forum or read away... you can thank me later.
The idea of getting a guide for the day is a good one, just tell them what you said in your original post.
07-30-2012, 08:58 PM
Thank you ive started reading.
07-31-2012, 05:17 AM
Captain Kenny Shiyou
Captain Sonny Shindler
2 of the best on the coast.
07-31-2012, 05:56 AM
You should try to find a friend to show you some things out on the water. A guide will be helpful, but make sure he understands you are new at this and need to learn a lot of basics. Really 3-4 months is nothing, don't be worried that you are not loading the boat. You have to understand that most guys fished with their dad and have been fishing all their lives. You have a lot of catching up to do. Enjoy it and be patient. I would suggest trying to focus on redfish. They are always hungry, easy to catch and fine to eat. Redfish can be found in virtually any shallow marsh. Lures they like to hit are gold spoons (about 1/4 or 1/2 ounce), Plastic Cocahoe minnows on jig heads, live cocahoe minnows under a popping cork about two feet deep and live shrimp fished the same way. It is almost impossible to not catch fish on live shrimp. Get yourself some head out to the marsh or to some shallow rigs and catch whatever bites. I would take you out but I live way over on the other side of Louisiana now.
07-31-2012, 06:50 AM
I dont have any friends from this area who like fishing. Just me and a few work buddies.
I usually try to find somewhere close to channel and anchor and drop carolina rigs with live shrimp and let them drift or jig them.
Thanks for the help.
07-31-2012, 07:44 AM
Where do you launch out of?
I've been a few times out of BSL. We fished some reefs in the sound and caught some specled trout.
We banged the marsh arounf Bay St. Louis and caught redfish.
There is a canal on the eastern shore of BSL with a bridge that we have caught white trout.
A little past the bridge to the east by the cement pilons plant we caught both red and specs in the winter.
Fish Redfish like you would bass, put the trolling motor down and pound the banks.
07-31-2012, 03:18 PM
I fish out of Gulfport I launch from courthouse and 90. I'll usually end up going to ship or around there.