I would rather catch speckled trout than eat a steak, fly in a helicopter or kiss my grandbaby, but this time of year, the specks move far out into the big water, where it can sometimes take live bait and other voodoo to catch them. So I turn my attention to closer-in species, particularly redfish.

I did that this week with longtime fishing buddy Capt. Justin Bowles. We could surely have found some reds close to the dock, but we opted to make a long boat ride to the Biloxi Marsh, an area that receives relatively little fishing pressure.

Because of the lack of attention paid to them, the reds in the Biloxi Marsh are about as thick and dumb as fish can get, charging and attacking spinnerbaits to ensure their nearby neighbors can't beat them to it.

The action there is like old-timers remember from years gone by. Check out the video to see how silly it is there.

The Biloxi Marsh is most easily accessible from the ports of Shell Beach, Hopedale and Slidell.

Please give the video a thumbs-up, and be sure to subscribe to the Marsh Man Masson channel on YouTube. Also, leave a comment here or on the YouTube page. I've found the redfish action to be incredibly good this year. Is that true in your favorite area as well?

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