Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine Vol 38 No. 3 - Page 6

by John N. Felsher Head to the ‘Sound’ OF HOT FISHING M ississippi Sound links several baitrich river deltas, sandy beaches and a string of barrier islands along the Gulf Coast, providing anglers with abundant opportunities to catch big speckled trout in varied habitat. “We have gulf fishing, river fishing, island fishing, surf fishing and bay fishing all combined in one general area,” advised Robert Brodie of Team Brodie Charters who runs out of Biloxi, MS. Averaging about 12 to 20 feet deep, the Sound extends about 90 miles along the coast between Dauphin Island, AL and Lake Borgne in southeast Louisiana. It encompasses the entire length of the Mississippi coastline. The Jourdan River flows into Bay St. Louis, a major estuary off Mississippi Sound near the town of Bay St. Louis, MS. Several rivers and bayous also flow into Back Bay, also called Biloxi Bay. Back Bay connects to Mississippi Sound through a deep pass between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, MS. Farther east, Mississippi Sound connects to Mobile Bay in Alabama. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a great place to fish,” remarked Ronnie Daniels with Fisher-Man Guide Services who runs out of Pass Christian