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Summer is in full swing causing the water temps to consistently stay in the upper 80’s, this can cause the inshore fishing to be very tough! However, one fish that is abundant in our area this time of year is the Tripletail, and when it’s HOT we go Tripletail fishing! In this article I am going to go over a few key things to help you get on your next Tripletail.

1. DON’T wake up early. That’s right, go ahead and sleep in! Tripletail are mainly caught by sight casting at them, therefore we need the sun to be a little higher to be able to see down into the water and spot them. I typically plan to start my Tripletail trips around 10:00 AM.

2. Look for anything floating. Tripletail love to nose up to structure and debris in the water, don’t pass anything floating without giving a close look and a couple casts. Common things to look for: crab trap buoys, floating grass, logs, cooler lids, and even Gatorade and drink bottles. LITTERALLY anything that you see floating on the surface, has the potential to hold Tripletail.


3. The right rig. When it comes to Tripletail fishing, the right rig is everything! The main rig I use for Tripletail is a slip cork rig. The slip cork rig is essential because it allows you to quickly adjust the depths that your bait is suspending in (I typically start shallow and adjust my cork deeper). The hook I use is a BKK #2 circle hook, which is perfect for medium size shrimp. The size line that I use is 30-pound braid to a 5 foot 30 pound fluorocarbon leader. The main bait I use is live shrimp.

These are the main 3 things that will get you out there and landing more Tripletail. For more information on Tripletail fishing or any other form of inshore fishing be sure to check out our YouTube channel “Southern Salt”. Good luck, be safe, and tight lines!!

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ecently on a fishing trip to the Tombigbee River with a good friend, we were pursuing a fishery that is often overlooked in summertime: crappie. There are a lot of people who believe that crappie fishing is mainly a spring and fall fishery, however, summer can produce some of the most consistent bites you’ll find all year. Here’s how I’ll break down water when fishing a new location, or a favorite location I haven’t visited in a while.

First, I will use my side scan to locate stumps, lay downs, and brush piles and mark them on the GPS. Second, since my boat is equipped with forward facing sonar, I always circle back and check them again whether I saw fish or not on the side scan. Next, I’ll use the forward facing sonar to check lay downs and stumps on inside bends of the main river system as well as eddys. I’m usually looking in 8 to 20 feet of water. Forward facing sonar is also a fantastic tool to chase open water crappie that aren’t on structure. On the recent Tombigbee trip we found our better fish in open water suspended out in 5 to 7 foot deep in 14 feet of water.

As far as tackle and gear I use a variety of rod lengths. I have everything from a 5 foot dock shooter all the way to a 13 foot rod I use to drop a bait directly down on a fish. My preferred approach is casting. We used a combination of a 6’ 6” casting rods as well as a 9’ rod with a 1/16 or 1/32 oz Delta Jig Co. hair jig with 4lb test and tied with a loop knot to catch our crappie on the recent Tombigbee River trip. If the fish are a little finicky and deeper I will use a 9 foot rod with a 1/32 oz jig with a small split shot above it. When choosing colors I let the fish tell me what they want. I usually start with three different colors: a natural color like Grey Ghost, a white (Frost), and then either an orange or black variation like Kajun Kricket. The Tombigbee fish went crazy for Frost. Summertime fish are also willing to eat a minnow dropped into a laydown or by a brush pile.

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If you encounter finicky fish, you may need to downsize your bait in summertime to 1 1/4” or even 1”. One thing that I have noticed with a lot of crappie fishermen is that they will sit on a spot too long. If you pull up to a spot and catch fish pretty fast and they just shut off, try fishing a little deeper or change color or profile. If I haven’t caught a good fish or got a bite in 10 to 15 minutes, I am moving on. There’s plenty of water to to fish this summer with lots of crappie to catch! Hope to see you on the river

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Catching Triple Tail on the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coasts can be an exciting and rewarding experience! Here’s a guide to help you in your pursuit:

Know the Triple Tail: Triple Tail are distinctive fish that often float near the surface, mimicking debris or structure such as buoys, weed lines, or floating objects. They have a flat, triangular-shaped body and can grow quite large. Understanding their behavior and habitat will increase your chances of success.

Season and Timing: Triple Tail are generally present in the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast regions from spring through fall, with peak activity during the warmer months. They prefer water temperatures between 70°F and 85°F. Early morning and late afternoon are often productive times to target them.

Locations and Structure: Look for Triple Tail near structure, such as buoys, channel markers, crab trap floats, weed lines, and floating debris. They often gather around these areas, seeking shelter and hunting for food. Focus your efforts near the mouth of bays, inshore channels, passes, and barrier islands.

Tackle and Bait: Medium to heavy spinning or baitcasting tackle is recommended, depending on the size of the Triple Tail you’re targeting. Use a 7 to 8-foot rod with a medium-heavy to heavy power rating and pair it with a reel that can handle 20 to 40-pound test line. Fluorocarbon leaders in the 20 to 40-pound range are also essential due to Triple Tail’s sharp gill plates.

Live Bait and Lures: Triple Tail can be caught using live bait such as shrimp, crabs, or small baitfish. Present the bait near the fish or structure, allowing it to drift naturally. If using lures, try using small jigs, soft plastics, or topwater plugs. Bright colors or those that resemble small fish or shrimp are effective choices.


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Remember to practice responsible angling by releasing undersized or excess fish and respecting the marine environment. Enjoy your time on the water and good luck in your pursuit of Triple Tail! We sure did thanks to Nathan Rich of Mobile, Alabama! He caught a beautiful specimen and gifted it to me for this amazing recipe!!!


1/2 cup softened butter

2 lbs tripletail, cut into serving sized portions

2 tbsp mild Cajun seasoning, such as Rouse’s Cajun blend

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup key lime juice

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

12 slices of lime

8 slices of orange (your fruit slice needs may vary)


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Lightly butter 9x13 inch glass baking dish, set aside

3. Dr y filets and season with Cajun seasoning blend and a little bit of kosher salt. Then place seasoned filets into buttered baking dish

4. Place 1/2 tablespoon or so of butter on top of each piece of fish. We used too much butter the first time we made this, which took away some of the beautiful tartness of the fresh citrus. If your fish servings seem to need more butter due to their size, 1 tbsp should be okay.

5. Pour lemon, lime, and orange juices into baking dish and cover fish with citrus slices

6. Bake in 325 degree oven until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. (Start checking your fish at the 20-25 min mark)

7. Serve this summery baked fish over pasta or quinoa. Grits would be great too!


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3 cloves garlic, minced

Juice of one lemon

3 tbsp jarred pesto, we like Barilla

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Half a 10 oz bag of baby spinach

2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley

1 tbsp olive oil

Zest from lemon


Cook linguine in salty water until just under al dente. Usually 2 mins less than the recommended time featured on the packaging. Drain and rinse and set aside

1. Sauté garlic in olive oil over medium high heat in a large 12” pan for a minute, or until fragrant.

2. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of jarred pesto to pan and cook 30 seconds.

3. Add cooked linguine to pesto and garlic and toss to coat.

4. Add lemon juice and toss again

5. Add Parmesan cheese continue work ingredients through the pasta evenly

6. Cut heat fold in the baby spinach. The remaining heat should wilt the spinach, but you can use low heat if your pan cools quickly

7. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon zest, then turn onto large serving platter.

Note: Taste a piece of pasta to check for acidity. You may like to add more lemon juice. Capers would be a great addition as well.

(The citrus butter left in the dish can be spooned over the filets before serving and can also be used as a great pick me up to any butter based sauce.)

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t’s gonna be a hot one. Hopefully the storms will go easy on us, and allow us plenty of time to catch some fish. Early mornings are definitely going to be the best times to be on the water this month. This is when water temperatures will be at the coolest, and Fish will be feeding the best.

We will still be focusing on our Trout over shells and structure. However, we will be looking over deeper structures to find cooler water. Reefs in water in the 8-10 foot range are a good start. Of Course if you have diving birds and slicks in shallow water that is always a safe bet. The Carolina rig with live shrimp or croakers works best in the deeper water. The Boat Monkey, with 2 feet of leader, and a 1/0 or 2/0 khale Hook With Live Bait is what we like in the shallow water. We normally get a big push of huge white trout this month, so hopefully they will show up mixed with our speckled trout. Kept cool and eaten fresh, white trout are fantastic eating.

My favorite thing to do in August is to chase the big fish. The sharks and bull reds are at their best this month. I am a big fan of drifting


Ithrough schools of lady fish with big baits. A big live mullet, white trout, or a big chunk of lady fish always seems to get hit drifting through those schools. I still using the Okuma Coronado, spinning reels. The bait feeder(free spool) option makes life very easy. Just set it and forget it. Once the line starts peeling off spool, start reeling, and the big 8/0 circle hook will find the corner of the fishes mouth when the line comes tight. Use 60 to 80 pound braid and that should handle anything that swims in this area.

The triple tail should be their best as well this month. Keep an eye out, and check any marker, buoy, and or floating debris. These fish can be anywhere, from way off shore to right off our beaches. Get a big live shrimp near them and hang on.

Are offshore boat has been doing very well on the red snapper and cobia. Labor Day is just around the corner which will mark the end to snapper season for now. From what we are hearing, fresh bait, and or good live Bait have been the game changer this year. Big fresh live croakers, mullet and or pogies have made the difference for bigger snapper.

By mid month, the kids should be going back to school, and a lot of folks will be getting ready for dove, deer, and duck season. Yes, it will be hot, but the crowds should thin out.

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CRAPPIE TIPS for Deep Summer

Spring is long gone and so are the quick limits of shallow-water crappie. at doesn’t mean you can’t go load the cooler with some slabs for a sh fry; it just means you’ll have to work a little harder. Here are a few tips to help you catch crappie when the weather and water are hot.

Trust the Electronics: Sonar is your best friend when crappie move deep. You might know where good brush and structure are on your lake, but you won’t know where the schools of crappie are until you spot them on the graph. Use side-scan to look under docks and around points, ledges, ditches and creek and river channels. Don’t even bother wetting a line until you’ve located sh with your electronics.

Find the Shade: Crappie don’t like the sun, and deepwater docks or piers can be the mother lode on bright days. Even underwater structure like ledges, humps and creek channels provide shade. Pay attention to the location of the sun, and then start searching the side of a given piece of structure that will provide some shade.

Go Early: ere’s no sense baking in the sun for a few sh when you can load the boat in just a few hours before and a er daybreak. Boat tra c and water temps are both lower in the morning, which means crappie and the small bait sh they feed on will be most active. In the morning, crappie move shallower up on the humps and ledges to chase bait. ey are more likely to bite when they are actively feeding.

Troll the Humps: O shore humps that top out at 15 feet or deeper will hold crappie this time of year. ey’re even better when there’s brush on them. Early and late, or if there is some dam-generated current, the sh will move

up to feed on these humps. ey suspend o the sides when the sun is high or the water is still. Slowly pull a spread of jigs or small, deep-diving crankbaits or spoons over and around humps where you’ve located sh. Pay close attention to how deep your lures are getting and add weight if you need to get them deeper.

Shoot Docks: Main-lake docks with 15 or more feet of water under them are comfortable places for crappie to hang out when the water is warm. Shoot lightweight jigs as far under these docks as you can, and let them sink slowly to the bottom before beginning a steady retrieve. If there are sh under a dock, they usually won’t let that jig hit the bottom.

Drown a Minnow: A school of crappie suspended o structure at 15 or 25 feet over a 40-foot bottom can be a frustrating scenario. You see them on your electronics, but they are slow to bite. Try dropping a live minnow down there where you’re marking sh. en just let it sit. e bites will be light, so pay attention.

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Re-Discover Old Florida Waterfront Charm

The Perfect Vacation Getaway for Fishing, Boating & Outdoor Enthusiasts

n a dark, muggy morning, we eased into Campo’s Marina in Shell Beach, Louisiana.

By Gary Turner

We picked up 150 live shrimp for our rst day, and every morning began the same way for the rest of the week.

5 a.m., and it would be getting light at 5:30.For some of us— Dewayne and Blake Pro t, Darrel and I—this was the rst time we had been to Shell Beach in search of giant red sh,

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massive sheepshead and gator trout. Touted as the “Best Inshore Fishing in the World,” Shell Beach did not disappoint! e red sh shing was incredible! We hooked some giants, some we never even saw!

We shed spinning gear and 17- to 20-pound line with 2/0 circle hooks baited with either live shrimp or chunks of fresh blue crab. We also used two di erent techniques. Some of us popped a Cajun under cork. I used a Carolina rig, with the weight on my line, then a barrel swivel and an 18-inch leader terminating in my 2/0 BKK circle hook with a live shrimp.

Now… back to the sh we never saw! We shed some ats right where the tall marsh grass met the canals. e water was usually less than a foot deep. We would cast right next to the grass and wait for sh that were cruising this edge in search of food. en it was on! Your line would cut a wake as the sh ran for deep water and peeled drag. ese sh used any structure or rocks they could nd to break o . Even when they ran to deep water, they just kept going. We broke several lines before deciding to pull up anchor and chase the next big one.

at worked well, so we started chasing down lots of big red sh. Blake hooked one with the popping cork that broke him o . Later, we spotted the cork in the shallows and eased up to try to net it. Just as we got to it, the sh took o and was never seen again.

e days were hot, in the low to mid 90s with pop-up thunderstorms every day. One day we even spotted two waterspouts. We did our best to dodge all that, but we did get wet a few times. e last 30 minutes of daylight were always the most productive. We shed rock walls and hooked up several big red sh each evening. Mixed in with the red sh were some giant sheepshead that fell for the same tactics as the reds. Blue crabs are everywhere. You can catch them with a long-handle dip net or rod and reel.

Shell Beach is in St. Bernard Parish on the Gulf Outlet Canal near Lake Borgne, just 30 minutes from New Orleans. We plan on going back next year.

Check out Gary Turner’s YouTube channel @FishingMagicWithGary.

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Embrace your Scandinavian side with a 7" blade

If you looked out your window a thousand years ago and saw a fleet of Viking longships coming your way,you knew you were in trouble. For roughly two centuries, the Vikings voyaged, raided and pillaged wherever they pleased. As expert sailors and navigators, they reached as far from Scandinavia as Iran, Constantinople, North Africa and the New World in their quest to expand their kingdom.

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Tennessee Angler Breaks His Own State Record

Aer a grueling 15-minute battle while shing solo, angler Micka Burkhart successfully netted and boated a 122-pound blue cat sh from Tennessee’s Cumberland River on June 28. e sh is a pending state record that should top the 118.7-pound record mark, which Burkhart set himself at Barkley Reservoir last September.

e whole ght can be viewed on a video posted to Burkhart’s YouTube channel, with the action climaxing as Burkhardt breathlessly pleads with the sh and promises to release it if he can just get it in the net.

Burkhart’s monster blue o cially weighed 122.3 pounds and measured 57.5 inches long, with a 42.25-inch girth. It ate a white bass head shed on 40-pound-test line. A er transporting the sh in a large livewell on his trailered boat to get o cial measurements, Burkhart returned to the Cumberland River and successfully released it back to the Stewart County stretch in northwest Tennessee near the Kentucky and Missouri borders. In a Facebook post, Burkhart reported that he also caught 69- and 72-pound blue cats on the same day. at’s a mighty ne day of shing.

e IGFA all-tackle world record blue cat sh weighed 143 pounds, even. It was caught from Kerr Lake, Virginia by Richard Nicholas Anderson in June of 2011.

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Amemorable beach moment: You’re basking in the warm sun, toes in the sand, letting the gentle turn of the foam-capped waves lull you into a state of complete relaxation. As your eyes scan the endless horizon of blue on blue, you’re rewarded with a school of dolphins making their way across the sea.

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