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Fly Fishing Bay St. Lewis, Mississippi

1-23-19 Bay St. Lewis, Mississippi, Fishing Report: Temps are holding in the
mid 40’s to mid 50’s range with slight winds and clear skies. Muddy water early in the
week slowed things down, but now waters are 90% clear and Redfish are biting. You
can also get some action from Speckled Trout and Flounder.

Description of the Inshore waters:
This area provides some of the best inshore fishing found on the Gulf Coast. It is
only a few miles from Louisiana marshes and just a bit further from the Barrier
Islands and inshore reefs. It also cover the beach Gulf of Mexico, side of the Barrier
Islands. Inshore, there are some mud flats and sand points. The Bay is fed by the
Jourdan River from the North and the Wolf River from the east, creating a lot of
brackish water. This creates a great habitat for many species of fish.

Species:
Redfish, Sheepshead, Bonita, Black Drum, Tripletail, Jack Crevelle, Spanish
Mackerel, Bluefish, and Flounder, Speckled trout, King Mackerel, Cobia, Pompano,
Bluefish, Ladyfish, White Trout, Shark and Tarpon.

Seasons:
The fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
There are several species of fish that migrate along the beaches that are great
for fly fishers – cobia, king mackerel, spanish mackerel and pompano will be in the
area. White Trout, redfish and tripletail are also caught in the Spring.

Summer:
King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and Jack Crevelle are species normally
caught during the summer.

Fall:
Many species of fish can be caught on the fly during the fall months including Black
Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Shark.

Winter:
Fishing for Black Drum, Redfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and
Flounder is good during the cold months of the year.

Tide Chart: Bay Waveland Yacht Club

Weather: Bay St. Lewis, Mississippi

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Speckled Trout), Ladyfish:

Baby Crab
Baby Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Tarpon:
Green Tarpon Baitfish
Brown Prawn  
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 10 weight, depending on species

Leaders:
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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