BIGFISH: Higher salinity, more predators are driving speckled trout back towards marshes and the coastline

The dropping level of the Mississippi River is bringing in more predatory fish.

Higher Salinity = More Predators

Almost every summer, salty water moves into our coast primarily driven by the dropping of the Mississippi River.

Captain CT Williams says, this year is no different. That increase in salinity also brings aggressive fish like sharks, jackfish, bluefish, ladyfish, and Spanish mackerel into water normally occupied by our coveted speckled trout.

The increase in predators will push the trout back towards the marshes and our coastline.

Right now, that’s exactly what is taking place and great speckled trout fishing can be found along our inshore barrier islands.

Captain CT and his friend Captain Jacques Labrourer recently headed to the edges of the Biloxi Marsh and caught a nice box of fish.


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