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Jeff Bruhl's Marshbass Fishing Report for December 7, 2014


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December 7, 2014 - Latest reports for Pearl River/Mississippi Coast, Basin and the Delacroix areas

Winter Time
After a blast of cold November air, December’s temperatures have turned back to the normal range. This has helped the fishing. November reports were the fishing had gotten tough. However, as the weather warmed backed up, the fishing heated up, too. Here are few reports for the area.

Pearl River/Mississippi Coast
The river is around six feet with a good color across the system. A recent trip to the lower marsh proved the dinks were just about every drain in the lower system. Spinnerbaits and Vudu shrimp (natural) were good choices for the area. If a trip is north or above Hwy 90, flip jig or punch cover for the best action. The trend should continue as long as it does not get too cold. Trout are scattered across Little Lake and areas close to Pontchartrain. Anglers can scan the horizon for birds and the fish are there.

Reports picked up as the weather warmed. Sac-au-lait and bass are biting. The river is below four feet with the distinct up and level due to tidal flow. Fishing should begin around deeper bayous and holes in the area. The cold weather pushed the fish into the deeper water but the warm up scatters the fish up shallow again. Spinnerbaits, slow moving plastics, and jigs are best options. For panfish, anglers can use a fixed cork or tight line in the 2-4 ft range.

Bass are making their comeback. The trout are close with bass mixed in some of the anglers catch. Oak River, Spanish Lake, and up to Leary, reports are good when the weather and tide are right. Swim jig heads and plastics around remaining grass or use spinnerbaits around points and drains for finding fish. Trout are hitting white Vudu under a cork.

Jeff Bruhl