Fishermen come out to Biloxi despite Sunday's chill

Fishermen come out to Biloxi despite Sunday's chill
Cloutier uses a potato launcher to cast his bait. (Photo source: WLOX)
Cloutier uses a potato launcher to cast his bait. (Photo source: WLOX)
While Cloutier waits for a tug on his line, he goes over to his nine foot cast net to catch more bait. (Photo source: WLOX)
While Cloutier waits for a tug on his line, he goes over to his nine foot cast net to catch more bait. (Photo source: WLOX)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Saturday night, temperatures got as low as 50 degrees, and Sunday morning was even colder with temperatures in the 40s. Despite Sunday morning's big chill, some locals and out-of-towners still made the best of their day doing what they love.

"My bones can't take cold anymore," James Jasper said.

Jasper made it clear he didn't like the cold, but he still found a way to enjoy his day at the Broadwater Marina.

"See, fish come in at night. Just like you go home and go to sleep, they come in to the bank at night," Jasper said. "They follow the tide back in."

Jasper came down to Biloxi from Decatur, MS, to try his luck with fishing. He said there's no method to his fishing technique.

"Just fish, and hope for the luck," Jasper said.

He may not like the cold or have a special method to get his catch, but Ernie Cloutier, from Gulfport, says right now the chill doesn't bother him.

"We've been out here for about two hours," Cloutier said.

His fishing method is with a potato and patience.

"The potato just shoots it out. There's mullet on that hook," Cloutier said.

Cloutier uses a potato launcher to cast his bait. He drops the potato in the launcher, uses hair spray as fuel then lets it go.

"I catch a pretty good bit of red fish," Cloutier said.

While Cloutier waits for a tug on his line, he goes over to his nine foot cast net to catch more bait. If the first throw is no good, Cloutier says keep throwing until you make a catch.

Although it was a bit chilly, as long as you have the right bait and ingenuity, you'll have a chance to make a great catch.

Temperatures are supposed to reach the 40s again Sunday night.

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