Wade fishing near old pier pilings near Waveland on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Wade fishing is one of the more popular types of fishing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From Waveland to Ocean Springs, avid fishermen wade into the water to catch flounders, speckled sea trout and red fish. There are several really popular wade fishing along the beaches in Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport and Biloxi as well. Depending on the time of year many wear waders when entering the Gulf to go wade fishing. Water temperature and jelly fish can be two reasons that waders may be a good idea.
Here are a few pointers for going wade fishing along the coast:
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Wear a life jacket or emergency flotation device
Get a small tackle box to attach to float ring or vest
Get a good pair of water shoes
Shuffle your feet when walking out in the water (Will most likely scare stingrays away)
Bring float ring to store bait and your fish
Going wade fishing with a partner is always best
Let someone know where you will be and when you should be expected to return
Going wade fishing can be a lot of fun when done safely and productively. I have waded into the water with only a fishing pole and have waded back out with a stringer of really nice fish in Waveland. My only personal fishing tip is to get live bait or Tsunami artificial lures. The artificial works best under a cork on a slow retrieve.
If you prefer not to get directly in the water, check out our Mississippi Kayak Fishing Guide for the Coast. Kayak fishing is just like wade fishing without needing to get wet. Some days it nice to just have the ease of walking out into the water. Happy fishing along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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Metal detecting has picked up in popularity along with Kayak fishing and pier fishing on the Coast of Mississippi. Many days I watch at least two or three individuals searching for lost treasure on the beaches along the Beach Rd.
Metal Detecting in Mississippi has become high tech.
I spent a few hours with Dewayne M. from Hancock County while he was searching for lost treasures. His metal detector was an average model but could tell the difference between gold, silver, jewelry, a quarter, a nickel, an aluminum can and even a dime. This allowed him to focus his search. Although he only found some items destroyed in Katrina during his dig with me. A later conversation with Dewayne confirmed that he had found two pieces of jewelry on the beach. Although none of it was very valuable, he finds great excitement searching for buried treasure along the Coast of Mississippi with his metal detector.
A few pointers for using a metal detector along the beach areas. You will need a few items to make your day enjoyable. Here is a list of items that can help you have a great day metal detecting along the beaches.
Small Garden Shovel
Pair of Pliers
Bottle of Water
Ziploc Bag for Treasure
Have fun when visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast and keep checking Coastal90.com for more information on things to do and see on your visit.
We are looking to create a guide of gas stations on the coast of Mississippi that sell gasoline without Ethanol. There are several people that will support the fuel stations because they believe ethanol fuel is an unfair tax and that it will make a reduction in the fuel mileage your vehicle gets. We are not experts on horepower loss or mileage, but would like to create a source. Please comment any stations that you know in the area and we will update the page.
Non Ethanol Gas Stations on the Coast:
Biloxi: TEXACO Waring Oil Co [228-832-2111] 12202 Old Hwy 67
Kayak Fishing is all the rage on the Coast of Mississippi
Over the last few years, kayak fishing has gone from a small unrecognized sport to a full blown obsession. Driving along the beach in Mississippi you are sure to see at least a couple of kayakers fishing. Kayak fishing is a great sport for people from all walks of life. It requires very little money to begin participating and provides extreme challenges and excitement for well seasoned fisherman. It is real easy to take your kayak to the beach, drag it to the water and begin fishing within minutes of your arrival. It is important to always wear a life jacket when kayak fishing. It only takes a few seconds for you to be in the water. Another safety tip for kayak fisherman is to have a well defined float plan left with a family member or friend who can make sure you arrive safely back at shore.
There are many spots along the coast of Mississippi that attract large numbers of kayak fisherman. Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi & Ocean Springs all have great spots that are easily accessible from shore.
Here are a few tips for choosing a great kayak for fishing along the beach areas of Mississippi.
Choose a water tight sit on top kayak
Choose a kayak that has integrated rod holders
Choose a kayak that has an easy option for an ice chest or cold storage
For those with smaller vehicles, a kayak that breaks into several pieces may be a good choice
Make sure to purchase both a drift anchor and a regular anchor for your kayak
Personal opinion is that you should buy a bright colored kayak that can be easily seen by boaters and those attempting to find you
Here are a few essential items to have in your fishing kayak.
An extra life vest (not including the one you are wearing)
At least 1 gallon of fresh water
A hand held marine radio
A cell phone
A small spool of parachute cord
A water tight personal bag
A printed map of the area you intend to fish
An emergency back up paddle
A space blanket
This list is not all inclusive, but will provide a great start to kayak fishing along the Mississippi Gulf Coast waters. Make sure you check the weather forecast before leaving shore. Kayak fishing is not a all weather sport. Make sure you pay attention to boaters and realize you are very close to the water at all times. If you hook an extremely large fish be careful because it can capsize your kayak. Many fisherman have a leash to their paddle and to their kayak.
You can use the deck of your boat to store fish in ice under a towel or you can put them in an ice chest. Depending on the number and aggressiveness of sharks in the area, you may be able to use a stringer. Just be aware that a stringer of fish can get in the way of landing your next catch. Also a stringer of larger fish can pull your kayak out of the optimal fishing position.
Remember to get the proper fishing license before hitting the water. You will need a salt water fishing license to fish any of the coastal waters south of I-10. Check local and state of Mississippi regulations to be current on any new or updated regulations.
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