Went out fishing Friday 10/31/14 out of Hopedale. It was shaping up to be a real bad day.First I had motor trouble my boat would only go 1 speed slow. This meant I would have to stay close inside so I went to the Biloxi marsh. After moving around and feeding numerous live shrimp to needlefish I started throwing a matrix shad shrimp creole 18 inches under a cork and caught 23 specks and 1 red and no more needle fish.The wind got wicked so I called it a day. Everything worked out in the end.
On 6/13/13 I played hooky from work. My wife and I launched at the wonderful Breton Sound Marina. We took the trip down the Spoil Canal to the M.R.G.O. rocks for the first time. Wow what a trip we had. We dropped anchor once and did not move the boat until we headed in for the day. We didn't limit out but we left them biting. Live shrimp 3ft under a cork worked great. After we ran out of live shrimp I used Berkley Gulp New Penny chartreuse tail on jig head under cork and Matrix Shad Tiger Bait under cork. The live shrimp did work better but what can you do. The speckled trout ran 15 to 17 consistently and they ran in schools every 10-20 mins a school would pass. We had a blast and hope others find this helpful. One more thing, I would like to say thanks to Louisiana Sportsman for this site and their magazine. Both are awesome and should be every sportsman Bible.