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Fished out in Bay Eloi this past week and the White trout are really thick out there right now. Between every 10 Whities we landed a nice Speck(15 to 18 inches). Tried all kinds of different baits to distract the Whities but they are ravenous! Anybody had any luck with a bait they don't care for too much but that the Specks prefer? The closest thing that worked was a Gulp under a Bolt cork fished as loud as possible(constant popping). Live shrimp was a total waste of time as the Whities tore them up. Average size of the Whities was 12 inches so we did keep a few of them.

September 25, 2017 at 11:17am

Well, the summertime fishing patterns are in full swing for Bay Eloi. Went out Friday and Saturday in search of specks. Friday worked southwest side mostly without much success. The MRGO rocks were dead! After such an awesome May and June at the rocks it seems they have really slowed down as is usually the case in July. We did manage 22 trout fishing live shrimp 4ft under VersaMaxx corks. Tried freelining but no takers. On Saturday worked more northeasterly towards deadmans island. We bounced A LOT from structure to structure and boated plenty trout but only 28 keepers. Only change made was to fish deeper under cork like around 5ft. We caught plenty more fish but lots of smallies and some cats! I know the big ones are out in the 15 to 20 ft water range but just cant get there in my boat with the chop we been having. The new VersaMaxx Wired cork was awesome. The only wired cork i've ever seen that you can change the depth without having to retie knots. Pretty cool. Next week will be redfish hunting around Biloxi marsh area with some Matrix and gold spoons!!

July 11, 2016 at 2:55pm

Ok, so its that time of year when you have to catch 100 to maybe keep 20 trout. For the last 5 years at least I've have been challenged with this issue during july/august. Where the heck do the slabs go. I've tried the deeper water rigs(around Central) with some success. I've fished at night at those same rigs with more success. Just dont want to have to do the night thing all the's lots of work!! Going to work top waters real hard tomorrow. Any other ideas??

July 07, 2016 at 12:03pm

Just changed out a 2002 yamaha 250 hpdi for 2014 yamaha f250 4.2l. Was getting 2.8 mpg with the hpdi, barely getting 2 mpg with the new 4 stroke. Has excellent power, real quiet, and decent top end, but fuel mileage is horrible. Is this a 'breakin period' issue or am i just screwed?! Both motors topped out at 5900 rpm's. Hpdi went 47mph top speed, the four stroke goes 44mph. They both cruised at 4500 rpm's doing about 34mph.

August 11, 2014 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Shell beach trout?? in response to a report titled: Shell beach trout??

Went out Friday and only caught 6. Plenty Reds though! Northwest winds had the tide real low last week too. Will be out there again this Friday if weather permits. Usually been averaging about 20 to 30 trout per trip(2 people) this year.

July 02 at 11:48am
A comment titled: Re: Sportsman Show in the Dome in response to a report titled: Sportsman Show in the Dome

Well, I was a vendor there(VersaMaxx corks) and the crowds far exceeded my expectations for all three days, especially Sunday. They had top notch instruction seminars on hunting and fishing. Lots of variety too, not just hunting and fishing. Saw plenty camping, atv's, etc... The only thing I know could be improved upon would be a more open air food court area with some local type food items. I know the Dome probably restricts what can be done in this area though.

July 27, 2017 at 1:20pm

Of course a very eloquently worded piece with which I fully agree. However, the likes of Kapernick, Boxer and Pelosi will always think that we are equally as ignorant, there is no changing their train of thought unfortunately.

August 31, 2016 at 12:32pm
A comment titled: Awesome Fish in response to a report titled: Speckled trout

So was it live shrimp? I see you used that new Versamaxx Cork. I hear they really work. I have not caught one that big in 20 years!

July 02, 2014 at 7:24pm
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