Last Updated on October 27, 2021 by Eric Bonneman
Fishing the coastal marsh grasses in the Fall is a favorite pastime of local inshore anglers. Between the weather and excellent fishing opportunities, let’s look at all the reasons why Fall fishing in the Gulfport, MS marsh is so popular.
For residents and visitors alike, nothing beats fall weather down in the south. We see reduced temps, lower humidity, fewer rain days, and lots of comfortable fishing.
On average, we’ll see highs in the 80’s and lows in the 60’s, an average relative humidity of 70%, and just 4-6 average days of rain per fall month.
In October, the average water temperature is 77.2°, but this drops to 68.2° in November.
Fall Fish Species
This is the fun part – the fishing. Marsh fishing for redfish is probably the most popular of the bunch. In Fall you’ll have the chance to go after some big spawning females, but the redfish in this area are all a healthy bunch regardless. I think one of the most attractive things about redfish in Fall is that you will have a higher probability of spotting some tailers than during most of the rest of the year. With baitfish slowly going away, this species switches to bottom-feeding and sends those tails waiving in the air as they do it.
Alongside redfish, seatrout becomes another prize species in the fall. The chances of getting hooked up with a huge gator ‘trout are going to be slim, but this species will keep you active all day and help fill that cooler.
Flounder is another one that sticks out in the fall, they are readily available and thick in the marsh. But the best part is, this species rounds out your Inshore Slam opportunity that exists during this time of the year.
Come Fish With The Legends of the Lower Marsh
If you can’t tell by the name, we love marsh fishing. Captain Mark Wright has been guiding the coastal marshes of Mississippi and Louisiana for years. He invites you to join him this Fall for some epic marsh fishing!