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RobNation
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Dallas, TX
Member since Sep 2011
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Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Heading down this weekend with my dad. Anyone have any intel on how the fishing is in the marsh in that area?

TIA


Lasix
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The BEACH
Member since Jan 2014
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re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Well with the amount of rain we have had recently it is a no brainer at this point. Salinity is down but the wind has been mild.


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Purple Spoon
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Hoth
Member since Feb 2005
14712 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Marsh there is shite. Best bet if I were you is to hit the bank around the northeast corner of the bay. The the old docks on the east side of the 90 bridge. If nothing else. Anchor in the shade and soak shrimp around the bridge pilings.


BuddyRoeaux
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Northshore
Member since Jun 2019
1644 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
This.

Went wade fishing in Waveland this past weekend. Stayed out there from sun up to noon.

Not a bite.



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Tbobby
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Member since Dec 2006
4291 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Bring DEET. The biting gnats can get extreme.


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speckledawg
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Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
2815 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Water in the Bay all summer has basically been chocolate milk with almost no salinity. I don't think it's ever going to stop raining. The wolf has been flowing hard for months.


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LEASTBAY
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Member since Aug 2007
9681 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Just got back from the Biloxi marsh out of Hopedale a few minutes ago. 4- 12 inch trout. Lots of hardheads everywhere. Other boat that came in got 3 trout.


back9Tiger
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re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Yikes!


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TutHillTiger
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Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
My buddy fished Monday to Thursday this week in that area. None of the trips were great. The best he did was Wednesday with me at Cat island. We probably caught 70 trout but only 3 keepers but all were over 20 inches the biggest about 31/2 pounds. All big males. We were catching 10-12 inch trout on every cast multiple times at smugglers but dolphins were all over us most of the day. Live shrimp are gone as soon as they hit the water but you better being a cast net or some with u as damn near impossible to find at bait shops. All the keepers were on live croakers.

Water was ok. Louisiana marsh reports were bad. Good reports on the lagoon on south side of ship too.

Also some good trout caught off the beach by lighthouse in Biloxi.

Rain and water temperature have screwed up everything, but had some buddies almost limit out on 18-20 inch specks at smugglers cove on Sunday in two hours throwing mirrorlures etc. If you can get to island at dawn u can always catch a few on top water. If you have a few days keep hitting that area with live shrimp croakers and plugs and you might hit them
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subMOA
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Komatipoort
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re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Cat Island was a total bust yesterday…..

No shrimp at Roscoe, the other bait boat was out of shrimp right at 5 am. Took our 60 Croakers and made a run for it.

Slightly yuckier ride than you would like- wind popped up early.

Counted 25 boats in one spot saw 2 fish get caught. Threw 5 different baits and didn’t get a bite.

Charters on the radio early saying they had gone as far as Jack Williams bay looking for fish- one capt. said they didn’t have a fish in the boat- this was about 7:00 ish.

We hit 4 spots from Smugglers Cove to almost the Bird Cage and had one bite.

Back at Pass for 10am.


bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
21497 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
What kind is of sea conditions can you expect on bay St. Louis and from there to ship island. Looking to buy a waterfront lot there soon and debating if a pontoon would be sufficient. I know crossing to the island would have to be on a blue bird day with minimal wind but just curious about the area in general.


redneck
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Los Suenos, Costa Rica
Member since Dec 2003
52341 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
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debating if a pontoon would be sufficient


The weather would have to be absolute perfect for me to run to the islands in a pontoon boat. The Sound gets nasty with the quickness when wind/storms pick up. I'd go with a minimum 22-24' bay boat if you will be spending the majority of your time out front.


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Saskwatch
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Member since Feb 2016
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re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
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waterfront lot there soon and debating if a pontoon would be sufficient


It would be a long run in a pontoon boat. If weather pops up as it often does in the summer then you'd be stuck in a tight spot with a slow moving boat and a long run from the dock. Pontoon is fine for cruising around the Bay and heading up the Jordan or Wolf Rivers.

If you want to spend the day on a sandbar up the river then Pontoon is perfect

If you want to spend the day out at one of the barrier islands then I'd recommend what Redneck said. Deeper V hull. Boats are coming with more seating included these days.


bayoudude
LSU Fan
Houma
Member since Dec 2007
21497 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Thanks fellas. Grew up fishing lake Pelto and Terrebonne bay and those two get nasty just no boating experience on the MS coast. River cruising may end up winning out in the end as that’s the main reason the wife is going along with the idea of a place down there. Pull the kids around on tube/skis then park and swim at a sand bar. I thought the barrier islands would be a nice option just not sure I want to get back into a big fiberglass boat again. Had a 27 worldcat before moving to MS and kick myself everyday for selling. I figured I would get the boat itch again just didn’t think so soon.


Saskwatch
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Member since Feb 2016
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re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
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Had a 27 worldcat before moving to MS and kick myself everyday for selling. I figured I would get the boat itch again just didn’t think so soon.


While I advise against a pontoon boat you don't need a big ol' hard to handle offshore boat for the islands. 20ft is fine. Hell growing up we would go to Cat Island on a 16ft Whaler.
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Purple Spoon
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Hoth
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14712 posts

re: Bay St Louis marsh fishing
Minimum 20 ft boat. When I went out a lot it was on a 20ft vhull.


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