The specks were biting today at the Washington Street Pier in Bay St. Louis. The fishing was on fire. They were catching fish on almost every cast. The Washington Street Boat ramp/ Fishing Pier is only a few miles west of Old Town Bay St. Louis. Nothing fancy was required to catch fish today, only a pole and a bucket to sit on.
It was nice seeing the fish hitting on top of the water. If you watch closely in the video, you can see the speck hitting the bait. If you need something to do, try taking a few hours and casting into the Gulf of Mexico to catch a Speckled Trout, Flounder or Red Fish. Fishing might even be a nice way to spend a lunch hour in Bay St. Louis.
The fishing pier has been closed since Hurricane Issac. It was damaged by the storm and the resulting storm surge. There are plans to get the pier up and running as soon as possible. There have been some problems with calculating the actual damages caused by the pier. The engineering firm assigned to fixing this dilema is quickly working to resolve all outstanding issues.
Once the pier is up and running, the Garfield Ladner pier will be the best fishing pier on the coast of Mississippi. From this pier it is common to catch red fish, trout, sharks, flounder, crabs and even an occasional sea turtle. (Sea Turtles require reporting to authorities) They need to evaluate before release.
The pier has restroom facilities and lights. There is no diving, swimming, cast netting or crab pots allowed on the pier. You can use crab nets.
Canoeing along the coastal sea shore in Mississippi.
Gulf Island National Park located in Ocean Springs, MS is a beautiful place. The waterways are open and the wildlife is bountiful. There is so much to do there. Yvette, Alex and Vince Blackwell of Ocean Springs spent the day canoeing throughout the park. What a great way to spend some quality time on the weekend.
What can be better that trying to catch an few fish and little sun on a beautiful weekend in Long Beach Mississippi? Joshua Pate of Gulfport, MS and Joseph Saucier of Saucier, MS decided to try their luck catching a few reds and specks.
On a morning like this it is time to load the Kayaks and head out to the beach or the Bay St Louis Train bridge for some trout or redfish action. A reliable Kayak is a good choice for a low cost high enjoyment fishing machine. Generally fishing in a Kayak is more work and requires more sitting in a tight space, but the boat note is low and the fish aren't spooked from the larger profile. Fishing in a Kayak is also rewarding with a closer feeling to nature during your kayak fishing trip. Be safe, always wear a life jacket when fishing in a Kayak. It only takes a second to have some real problems in the water.
Many Kayak fisherman like the beach areas of Bay St Louis and under the Bay St. louis train bridge. The water in the bay can kick up quick, so keep a close eye on the weather when fishing from a kayak. Check out our Kayak Fishing Guide for Mississippi