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John

Kiln, MS USA

Hey guys,  I would greatly appreciate any advice you guys can give me regarding anchoring on shell bottoms.  I use a Fortress anchor with a 6 foot chain on a 21 foot boat.  I know that the anchor is a very good one; but, I'm dragging all over Pass Marianne.  I know Pass Marianne has a shell bottom, however, this anchor has never failed me on any other bottom.  I'm beginning to tick off other fishermen because of the dragging and, like everybody else, would really like to fish in peace.  any advice would be appreciated and thank you in advance.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 10:53:10 AM

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old salt

the pass, MS USA

Big bryan, what kinda boat does fisheater
have? I thinki fished next to him this
morning. fellow in a 19 ft fishmaster
with a young boy in it. they was catching
good! I like seeing grown men taking
youngsters fishing! I had me limit about
time they were leaving.

Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 8:11:14 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Just got off the phone with fisheater,
him and his boy already have 25 specks
in the boat. they launched at the new
pass harbor, and are not very far from
it. another good morning.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 8:05:23 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

WOW!!! finally got some nice weather
today and the trout paid dearly.. me
and the infamous trout slayer
"fisheater" left my bro-in-laws lift in
thick fog at 630. eased out of bay
st.louis to the southeast. setup up on
a well known reef and put the smack
down on the trout. started with live
shrimp, then switched over to anything.
it was ON! put the 30th one on ice at
10:00

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 2:15:31 PM

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old salt

the pass, MS USA

fished the east side of bay st louis
monday morning. found a little spot
tucked close out of the wind. ended up
with 8 keeper specks and 3 redfish.
more wind then was forecast but still
good morn. all on green plastic.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 9:53:38 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Nice morning outside bay st.louis. Me
and mr bill caught 40-50 short specks
and 16 keepers. we then turned our
attention to the ground mullet. ended
up with 35 of dem. back at bro-in-laws
lift at 1130.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 1:31:35 PM

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mr bill

long beach, MS USA

good catch old salt, they are definetly
showing up off beech now. been catching
dem on shells in 6-8 ft of water. tite
lines mr bill.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:45:39 PM

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old salt

the pass, MS USA

Caught quite a few specks yesterday out
of the pass harbor. beutifull morn.
fishin the reefs out front. one very
well known spot about 4 miles from pass
harbor is on fire.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 10:24:56 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

another awesome night with the
flatties, me and fisheater and his son
had 45 in 2 hours. stacked on top of
each other. just had to find a bank
protected from north wind.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8:32:04 AM

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old salt

the pass, MS USA

yep that was me. you were in the
aluminum flat boat? saw you catch that
nice fish you netted. these reefs out
front are getting hot. couple of them
anyway.

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 8:32:57 AM

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mr bill

long beach, MS USA

hey old salt. was that you in the cuddy
cabin boat? I was out yesterday in same
area and had 11 keepers 15-19".

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 10:20:26 AM

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old salt

the pass, MS USA

me and buddy caught a limit of specks
this morn outside the bay st louis
bridge. beutiful morning to be on the
bay.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 10:40:52 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

mounted the old lights back on the 1448
and me and latimer went floundering
last thurs night. north wind had the
water blown out and really clear.
biloxi area. we had our limit of 30
NICE flounders and stuck 7 sheephead.
really good night. tite lines.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 2:34:02 PM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Ground mullet have shown up, just got
report from fisheater. they spanked
them yesterday. also got report from my
cousin, he had limit of spotted trout
at the pass marianne light.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 7:08:21 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

yep, that was me. the color on da boat
is sea foam. not green :) how you been
charlie? hows the oysters biting?

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 1:38:10 PM

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oysterman

waveland, MS USA

bigbryan, wuz dat you in green bayboat?
I saw you i was in oyster boat. you
were slinging dem over side.

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 10:11:47 AM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

WOW! what a beautiful day on the water
thursday! Me and bro-in-law left his
dock on bay st louis at the crack of 8.
his lift would'nt let boat down.
anyhoo, ran out to the mouth of bay on
east side around some structure and
found the ole speckled beauties right
where they are supposed to be this time
of year. The new 15" rule slowed us
down on our limit, but we still gotter
done by 1. had 30 fine trout 15"-20".
all on hard plastic. tite lines

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8:43:29 AM

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Stealth1

Hattiesburg, MS USA

Would someone please email me where you
would fish from a kayak Saturday morn. if you
had to catch reds or specks to not starve to
death ?
Anywhere on Coast you can go.
I know it

Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 8:22:51 PM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Hows everyone doing? alot to catch up
on. spent many hours in my camp in
winona. killed one nice 7pt. had broken
brow tine. 18" inside.225lbs. old man.
also killed 2 does. as far as fishing.
went to freemason couple times week
before last. once with fisheater and
once with mr bill. caught 50 BIG trout
with fisheater. only caught 30 with mr
bill, but they was studs. about time to
get the fishing on. tite lines

Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 8:09:47 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Yes, we finally caught a red fish on a BABY DUCK!!! We have been waiting weeks for the right weather, conditions and crew to get a red fish to hit one of these little ducks. Its been tough to get people to fish with a fake baby duck, when reds are hitting shrimp, minnows and soft plastics so easily.  I have had a few fish roll on them a couple of times in the past 2 months, but they would never commit. The only thing I have caught on duck thus far, was a very curious garden snake(catch n release). We have caught several on a fake mouse, but this duck is much more challenging.

The "Suicide Duck" is made by Savage Gear, it is about the coolest thing you have ever seen. The ducks feet actually spin like propellers on the retrieve, making it some what of a top water buzz bait. The bait won "Best New Hard Bait" at ICAST 2016. Mike Bennett with Okuma/Savage Gear was nice enough to send me a couple, when they first came out.  I put the duck on one of my Okuma Inspira 40 spinning reels. The bigger 40 class spinner has a faster retrieve, and sprays way more water when his feet get to flappin. If you wanna see the duck in action, check out this video from the designer https://m.youtube./watch?v=EtOGeiTas8I . It was originally designed to catch big muskie, pike and trophy bass.

Enter Mike Marshall from Jackson, MS. My man Mike is always looking for a new crazy adventure. He has fished with Shore Thing Charters the last two Halloweens, and was nice enough to wear his Halloween costume both years! Well, Mike wanted to get his first red fish on the fly. We were able to get him over to the LA Marsh on a gorgeous day in between the cold fronts. The cloud cover for most of the day made for some tricky sight casting. We did get about half an hour of sunshine and that was all we needed. Once we could see several more yards away from the bank, it was a piece of cake for Mike. We had a pack of about 10 slot reds swim right in front of the boat. Mike put his white and chartreuse Lefty's Deceiver  directly in the path of the school of fish. We got to watch the lead fish inhale the fly! Mike took a few pictures with his red, and then put his fly rod away. After that fish was scratched off the bucket list, he wanted some fish to eat. We put some live minnows, tight lined on the jig heads and put a hurtin on the slot reds.

We had put several in the box and the reds were steadily smashing bait along the banks. We were watching one fish crushing bait along one shore line, and decided to put the duck after it. The red was feeding like mad, and we had to spin the boat around to cross a small pond, to get to it. After about the 3rd of 4th explosion, we were in casting distance of the fish. The little ducky landed just a few inches off the bank. One or two kicks from his little feet, and it was too much the red fish. The red literally inhaled the duck and we were FINALLY able to say we caught a red fish on a DUCK!!!





 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 12:07:37 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Gunner gave you some good info, but you
don't need live bait. we smashed them
today in that area with doa's under
cork. me and Mr bill had 30 16-18"
trout. great day on the bay.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 6:06:29 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Gunner gave you some good info, but you
don't need live bait. we smashed them
today in that area with doa's under
cork. me and Mr bill had 30 16-18"
trout. great day on the bay.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 6:06:29 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Gunner gave you some good info, but you
don't need live bait. we smashed them
today in that area with doa's under
cork. me and Mr bill had 30 16-18"
trout. great day on the bay.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 6:06:00 PM

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DJ 101

Pass Christian, MS USA

Thanks Gunner nice to know some one will
actually give some helpful info to some of us that  
don't  get to go as often as I use too. As I'm sure
there are more fishermen like myself that are
glad there are honest people like yourself .
Thanks

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 8:35:37 PM

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Gunner

Long beach, MS USA

DJ, try on the east side of bay st
louis
up in some of the bayous around pre
stress. Live shrimp under a cork is
what
we been catching them on

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 8:09:29 PM

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DJ 101

Pass Christian, MS USA

Where are the fish bitting in the bay or on the
coastal reefs or the islands and what are the
baits etc thanks for any info.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 4:56:01 PM

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DJ 101

Pass Christian, MS USA

Where are the fish bitting in the bay or on the
coastal reefs or the islands and what are the
baits etc thanks for any info.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 4:56:00 PM

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mr bill

long beach, MS USA

Big B just sent me text. looks like him
and fisheater slammed them this
mornimng, BIG TIME!

Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 11:39:34 AM

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mr bill

long beach, MS USA

me and big b had a good morning yes
sir. very nice lowering boat in water
and not having to fight boat launches.
i cought mine under cork, he cought his
swimming a jig. this old man dont like
constant chunking. thanks for invite
big b. tite lines to all

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 1:50:39 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Me and Mr bill went yesterday in bay st
louis. left my bro-in-laws lift at 600
am and back on lift at 845 with 30
trout. real good bite and mr bill had a
blast. all on plastic, some under cork
some swimmimg. east side of bay in the
mouths of drains. its on boys, getem
while you can.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 7:05:20 AM

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Mcnew

Os, MS USA

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and-that-spotted-sea-trout-closure-be-
revoked/#updated

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 9:36:29 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

It's been awhile since I posted a
report, but we have been catching
plenty. awesome year on the
tripletails, snapper and cobia.
freezer is looking good. went to bro-
in-laws house saturday morning. Him
and my sis are out of the country.
lowered his boat in the water @ 6:30
and went to one of my spots. first
cast boooom! 16"trout, then another,
then another. was thinking its on
like donkey kong. but they stopped
cold turkey. Moved on to my next
spot. just enough action to keep me
from leaving. fished until 930 and
had 12 keeper specks, 3 flounders,
and 1 redfish. threwback 8 undersize
specks. east side of bay st. louis,
about to get right.

Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 2:28:17 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Good Gosh All Mighty, the boys out at Cat Island literally had a "Once in a lifetime" Trip!!! We will get to all that below, along with some awesome trips this weeks. First we gotta thank the people that keep us working non stop.
What little "free time" we had, we took advantage of it to do some maintenance and repairs. Randy Deshamp with Shamps Trolling Motors bailed me out yet again. He was able to rebuild one of my spare trolling motors and have it ready in record time. Took the busted one up to have him work his magic and put the new and improved one on. Thank You Shamps Trolling Motors, Randy is truly a miracle worker.
With little to no break from fishing, we have been doing a great job at breaking stuff. The Boathouse gang(Sid, Dylan, Ronald, Steve, Griffin) have been going above and beyond the call of duty with repairs. They are helping us out daily to keep us working. They finally quit asking how we broke it, and just get us back rolling... In the last couple days, they have bailed us out with trolling motor issues, battery problems, broken switches, dinged up props with record speed. We don't have sub par equipment, the boats just don't get many days off  this time of year. Fishing this much, we just beat the every living heck out of our boats, and "stuff happens"... They all break, its just having good hard working people like these guys that allow to do what we love day in and day out.
Capt Kenny had Dr Bill Ford and his wife. They got treated to a nice trout bite first thing in the morning. They boxed a little over 40 keeper trout, it was about a 50/50 mix of specks and whites. All were done on the soft plastics on the tight line and or under the Boat Monkey popping corks.  The whole reason Dr Bill was here, was to get a triple tail. Kenny said when the day was over, they logged close to 100 MILES! He was able to find them right at the end of the journey. Kenny said they got 4 big ones to inhale the live shrimp, in one small little area. They also tagged one small one and enjoyed a flat calm ride home.
Capt Kenny also had Team Jamie out and put a hurting on the trout with them. They also had 50/50 mix of specks and whites but they had 50 of each(100 specks/whites). This crew also got in on the end of the season triple tails. They nabbed 2 good ones on the ride home.
The Mighty Capt Matt had 2 days with Baxter, John and Ben. They were able to get into a bunch of Capt Matts "honey holes" and got treated to some awesome fishing. In their 2 days of LA Marsh hopping, they were able to get 65 speckled trout, almost 100 white trout, and 11 slot reds!!!
The near shore fishing in MS waters has been fantastic as well. Capt Matt ran Allen Pace and the boys out for a quick trip mid week. In MS waters, Capt Matt doesn't take any crap from the fish, cuts loose on them. Right in the front yard, Allen and boys enjoyed a mixed bag of fun in very little time. They brought home a dozen puppy drum, half a dozen big trout, 3 sheephead, and 2 slot reds. Home in time for a very very early lunch.
Speaking of great fishing on the nearshore trips. Capt Darren had the Steven Tartt trio. One of the gentlemen on that trip was 90 YEARS OLD!!! Capt D did not skip a beat, and put everyone right to work on the trout. He said it was one of the better MS waters trout bites he had been on in a long time. Most of the action was with live shrimp under the Boat Monkey popping corks. The treacherous trio put 36 fat speckled trout in the box, minutes from the dock! They also garnished the fish pile with some puppy drum and doormat flounder. Good day to be on Capt Darrens boat!
Capt Alex has been putting some hours on his Yamaha. He did some sea floor sampling work for Dupont mid week. He was out there playing in the mud while Capt Matt was scooping up that mixed bag of fish. Alex got his fishing in time by way of trips with Davis, Morgan and Westbrook crews. Two of his days were down south in the LA Marsh and one was in close on a near shore trip. Alex always seems to keep things moving steady. The Westbrook couples trip was a nice batch of specks for the happy couples. He was able to find some triple tails this week also. He was also nice enough to call us in on some keeper trout over a flat in about 3 feet of water while we were both on a nearshore trip this week. Thanks man!
Capt Ray has been on a two day pleasure cruise with the Kellog Crew. They have been working on the school trout down south in the LA Marsh. Each day they have been making time to beat up some shorelines for reds. Despite murky water,  Capt "Slay Ray" has been making it happen.
I got to spend the first part of my week over in New Orleans at an advisory panel meeting for the Gulf of Mexico Marine Fishery Council (Red Snapper charter-for-hire). It was way more exciting than it sounds, and nice that the Gulf Council held the meeting in New Orleans. Normally the meetings are in Tampa, and although fun, take some us away from home/fishing longer than we would like. Representatives from all 5 Gulf States were in attendance. No, we did not solve the Gulf of Mexico's Red Snapper dilemma, but we did get several recommendations for the Councils upcoming meeting( Oct 17-21 in Biloxi, MS). When I got back to "God's Country it was back to business. Had 5 Star Elite customer Jim Marlowe with JEM Mechanical and his pal Dan on the boat for a quick trip to the LA Marsh. Jimmy fishes till 25 trout or 10AM, which ever comes first. Our first 5 stops were a bust, with low rough water, but stop number 6 was the charm. We got a little carried way, but when the clock struck 10AM, we had 28 sparkle trout. True to form, both Jimmy and Dan had fish on the line. They unhooked them, but away their soft plastics and said "home please". They both had work to do and plenty of trout for supper.
Was able to run a 4hour nearshore trip with Nick and Carson Pouncy from Brandon, MS. It was a Birthday trip for Carson, hitting the big FIFTEEN. Put the Okuma spinning reels to work and fished live shrimp all day, under the Boat Monkey popping corks. They worked their tails off, and got another nearshore mixed bag of puppy drum, sheepshead, speckled trout and white trout. Happy Birthday Carson!!!
Capt Ray and I were out Sunday. He ran south to the LA Marsh with Mrs Kayla and her crew. I was in close again with Shawn, his wife Tina and their two well behaved boys, Jackson and Jayden. We just reefed hopped all day, and got to play with everything. The boys got to reel in some big trout, black drum, sheepshead, and one rather nice bull red. Capt Ray got in late, but they had decent mess of speckled trout for the effort.
And Last but dear lord, not least... The absolutely insane 3 day trip out to The Cat Island House. Captains Kenny and Matt definitely brought their A-game for the Preston Cobbins and his crew. University of Southern Mississippi Super Star and NFL San Diego Charger Dequincy Scott was there!! The one and only Clyde Brown made the trip to the island. Even heard our old buddy Hoyt Williams joined this crew of lucky lads. The weather turned out to be picture perfect and the fish paid dearly for it. The first afternoon after the crew got the house, Capt Kennys boat put on one of the most impressive triple tail hauls in Shore Thing company history. They were on their way to look for trout, but kept running into monstrous triple tails. Never leave to fish to find fish right? The boys knocked out a one day limit of HUGE triple tails, and never missed a fish!!! Kenny said they had TWO 27 inch fish right at 23 POUNDS!!! He said the smallest fish they caught was 10 POUNDS!!! They had an EIGHTEEN pounder, a 14 POUNDER and a couple 13 POUNDERS!!! To somehow top off the best triple tail bite we have seen in years, 2 of the fish they caught were already tagged!!!
Chef Frank wasn't able to make this trip, so we were able to get our friend Derek "Deke" Necaise to help with the food. Deke, his wife Amy and their son Dalton are some of the better triple fishermen/women around. So when Kenny was texting pics of 3 man limit of big fat black fish, they almost had a mutiny on their hands. Deke toughed it out, and did an amazing job on the food.
Capt Matt did his fair share of damage on the out of this world triple tail bite as well. They also knocked the snot out of the trout too!!! By the end of this All-Star Cat Island Trip of a Lifetime, the Dream Team had 15 TRIPLETAILS, 16 REDFISH, 190 TROUT(MIXED), and 2 FLOUNDERS!!!! Well Freakin Done Gentlemen!!!!!!

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****

ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available - small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for FREE! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. Check out our Youtube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMDCa5OD6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr0twtm3Bng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN7WxqYBly4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM9QOmFHe2g

Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 6:18:01 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

This has been one of better weeks of weather and fishing we have had in a while. We have been putting in some long hours on and off the water, but it has all been worth it. Procuring live bait has been our biggest task the last couple days. We have been sacrificing a bunch of sleep to get our precious live shrimps and minnows, but some days it has made ALL the difference. Gonna be a long one, here we go...

Earlier in the week Steven and Laura Crawford were celebrating their anniversary, on one heck of a fishing trip. The happy couple got treated to an every cast speckled trout bite while we caught up from stories from our youth. We had some good laughs, mostly at my expense, but the fishing kept us very busy. All the fish that day, except for one red, came off of live shrimp, 2 feet under the Boat Monkey Popping Cork. Some big reds joined the party, they were the first and last things we caught in the LA Marsh. Steven really wanted to look for triple tail, so we quit with the trout, we all agreed 42 specks was plenty. We were barely 5 minutes into our quest when we spotted a nice fat one. Steven put a big live shrimp right next to it and WHAM!!! He got what he wanted, but we had a long ride home. A little while later, we came across some floating stuff and Laura put a big bruiser in the box. We were almost to the state line when we spotted one more object in the distance. It had a big triple tail around it, but the fish kept diving down. Steven finally hooked the fish, but it broke him off. I was getting things put away for the ride home, but Steven never gave up. He did "one last cast" with another rigged Boat Monkey Cork and the same fish came out of nowhere and smoked the big live shrimp. How did we know it was the same fish you ask? We pulled not ONE, but TWO of our hooks out of its mouth!!!

Next was my old buddy from Venice, Mr Jerry Travis and his lovely wife Sandra. We used to have fun chasing tuna, dolphin, snapper and amberjack together. These days, we both prefer the skinny water and chasing trout. Once our falling tide kicked into high gear, we were able to get to work. We were able to get them a nice box of trout but went 0 for 0 on the triple tails. The tide was really pumping on the ride home, and we never saw a fish. Was proud of Jerry, got him to stay out past 10AM!!! Jerry don't normally do hot...

The following day I had my Triple Platinum Shore Thing Regulars, the Guice Boys. This time it was Mr William Guice and his oldest son Billy. We have not had these two on the same boat in a while. We should though, these two work very well together. We found some nice big trout early in the morning on live shrimp, drifting some broken shore lines, before the tide got moving. Our best bite came when the water got rolling around some points in about 4 feet of water where the bait was moving through. These were some of the biggest fish we saw all week. Got to break out the net a bunch on these fatties. Since the Guice boys have caught more triple tails than probably any group we fish, we had to look for a few on the ride home. Mr William was able to put the hook into a nice plump 10lber, it was the only one we saw. We got to watch that one inhale a big live shrimp right next to the boat!

We had a pile of boats out on Friday and it was fantastic fishing. My good buddies from Tennessee came down. Don "Duck" Elliot and his fish murdering son Matt were down for two days. Captains Alex and Kenny were rolling the 2 boat Morton crew. Capt Ray was out with the Kirkland crew. We all scattered and put it to the fish. Normally we work together and call each other in on a bite. Luckily everyone found a good steady bite of speckled trout and white trout, so they stayed put. Seemed like everyone was fishing the same technique. If the boats found jumping shrimp and or diving birds, the trout were there. We had the boats scattered all over the LA Marsh, so it is very very encouraging that the fish and the absurd amount of bait(shrimp, pogies, mullet) are all over the place! This coming Fall should be out of sight!!!

One thing we did find in one specific spot was a huge school of "Sea Monster" Black Drum. You could see the massive clouds of muddy water where the acre of fish were rooting around. We just drifted into the clouds and out came the big drum. We pitched big live shrimp into the packs of fish, and literally just hung on. Capt Ray and the Kirkland Crew joined us in the fun. Think we both released 5 or so and everyone threw in there sweat covered towels.

It was festive mood back at the cleaning tables in Bayou Caddy. I know we returned with 50 specks, 40 whites, 1 flounder, 2 reds and a puppy drum. The rest of the boys were cleaning similar catches. It was a bad day to be a fish.

Duck and Matt were back at it with me the following morning. My crew only had one request. "Don't bring us anywhere near those black drum, that stuff hurts"! Kenny had the Palmisano fathers and sons. Capt Darren was with the Johnson boys and Capt Ray was rolling with Mr David and his crew. We were all back a little earlier with even more trout Saturday. Everyone but Rays crew(live shrimp) did all their damage under the Boat Monkey Corks with soft plastics under them or on double rigs aka "Greedy Rigs". Everyone stopped to play with the redfish before coming home, but speckled trout and white were the fish du jour. We figured out, that between the 4 boats that day, we brought in right at 240 SPECKLED TROUT!!!! No one had the energy to count the white trout...

My wife Stephanie and our 7 year old daughter Margot came by to say hi and see the fish. Margot wanted everyone to know that she is in this months Salt Water Sportsman Magazine and she really knows how to fish. She "borrowed" one of my spinning reels to try and catch one of the many crabs feasting on the scraps washed off the cleaning tables. She was crab fishing all of 2 minutes when one of resident mutant alligator gars grabbed her hook bait. Needless to say ALL fish cleaning operations were shut down so she could reel in this monster. My man Matt threw me my shrimp boots, Capt Ray passed the rod down to us in the mud and oyster laden shoreline. Margot instructed me and my wife what to do, and as a family, we slung a 4 foot gar up on the dock. Sweaty, and covered in smelly gar slime, I gotta say I was one proud poppa. All of our crews got a big kick out of the stop work order, it was funny as hell. The lucky gar got it picture taken and then released. Couple of high fives and we went back to work, cleaning fish.

One thing many of our customers took full advantage of this weekend was Shore Thing Charters exclusive "Kill it and Grill it" special with The Blind Tiger Restaurant, on the water in downtown Bay St Louis. I think we had 4 crews bring their fresh cleaned fish there.  ALL of them were blown away. You Rock TBT, Thank You for the great food and great job!!!

Sunday was a day of rest, sort of... Capt Kenny only had one guy on a LA Marsh trip, and I had a 4 hour near shore trip with the Ryan family. We were trying to get enough fish for their lunch and we got what we needed. We technically got 2 slams(speckled trout, red fish and flounder), but only one of the reds kept. We had to release the undersized rat reds. Mr Bill and Andy kept what they needed for a big meal, and we were home a little after 10 AM. Funny thing was, Capt Kenny and Mr A-A-Ron made the run to the LA Marsh, A-A-Ron got his limit of specks, plenty of whites and they were back, and done cleaning fish before we were!!!!

Things are looking good for Fall. Many of our regulars have done their homework and snatched up some primo dates. If anyone wants to get a trip up, just let us know. If it is open, it yours. If the weather is bad, we can either fish in close, or do it another day. Bring the kiddos, this stuff is FUN!!!!!

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Rigolets, LA USA

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2 days of hard labor!!!

Jason Boozer,Nathan, and Dan jump on boat for an afternoon trip with 150 live Rigolets Shrimps. I headed straight to West Pearl and fish under popping corks in grass beds to finish a limit of Green Trout A/K/A Bass.

Ms.K__rina,Janice,Dalton, and John hopped on my boat for another afternoon trip so I headed right back where I left them the day before to get back on a nice Green Trout bite under popping corks with live shrimps in grass beds.Pick up a couple of slot Reds to put some icing on the cake.

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

The school trout seem to be getting bigger and bigger every day! We are still having to do our fair share of "picking" with the undersized fish, but the grease/release ratio has gotten considerably better this past week. Even dogging showers everyday, we still got to enjoy some awesome trips the past couple of days. The greatest thing about fishing this time of year is the lack of pressure on the fish. I probably saw less than 6 boats in the last 4 days! Between dove hunting, the NFL, the SEC, book learning and deer season right around the corner, we have had a lot of the water to ourselves.

Captains Kenny, Darren and myself ran a very fun bachelor party group over the weekend. Austin Boudreaux set it up for his brother and groom to be Alex. That was a fun one, them boys were doing it right. All the boats got to play with tons of school trout and white trout. At one point Capt Darrens crew were playing drinking games with catfish. We even heard on the radio that someone was licking catfish slime! After we all got our fill on the trout we went looking for other critters. Capt Kennys crew got the award for most triple tails. I had the groom, Alex and he wanted red fish. We got everyone a couple and took top honors for the most reds.

Capt Jimmy was cracking on the fish with Team Starky. They had the box slap full of keeper speckled trout and white trout. They were in earlier than the rest of us, so none of us knew they got that many, until he sent the pictures in later that day. It was pretty much the same way for Captains Matt and Ray. The Mighty Matt got the Hebert crew their fish way early, and was back at his shop before noon with 40 nice trout! It was great to hear all the boats were calling each other in on the bite, but no one really needed the help. Some of the boats were several miles apart, but still on good numbers of fish. Its still hot as heck out there, so things should be stellar in the coming weeks for an insane fall bite.

The next couple of days we did a lot of shucking and jiving to get around the storms. We only got drizzled on one morning but we had to keep moving. Not being able to sit and work on the trout was tough, but we tried to make up for it on the red fish. Some days the weather would send us in early, and others we could work around it. On the way in Sunday, we were getting ahead of a line of storms. We had to stop at one floating patch of grass with the Mask family. Absolutely Mr Chads day when we got his daughter her first ever triple tail! To make it even more memorable, the fish had a tag in it. She will be getting a recapture certificate from the Gulf Coast Research Lab in the coming days!!!!

We have had some big family groups hitting the water, this holiday weekend. Capt Kenny and I were able to get in a decent morning on Labor Day. He had Team George, aka the Fowler boy. I had some great family friends from the high school days, The Kennys(Tut, Joanne, Kyle and Jackson). Very fun and very tough crews. We worked these crews hard, but they did fantastic. We were able to find them some take home trout on a very fun day.

Once you find a good pack of bait, birds and shrimp we have been using the same rigs. The Okuma spinning reels(Inspira, Trio, Helios, Ceymar) have been working over time. The go to rig has still been the Boat Monkey popping corks, 18-24 inches of 30lb leader, 3/8 ounce jig head and a good soft plastic underneath. A good shrimp imitation like the Savage 3-D shrimp and or the Matrix soft plastics. Color has not been that big of an issue. Yesterday we had one guy throwing white, another guy throwing salt n pepper and another angler throwing chartreuse. We have been using the same rigs tipped with live or dead shrimp for the red fish. The higher up swings on the tide have put us way back in grass for the reds. To pull those fish out of the grass, something smelly on the hook has made all the difference. If you need help with your tackle, go see our man Capt Matt Tusa at his store on Davis Avenue in Pass Christian BRUSH ISLAND OUTFITTERS. He is usually there in the afternoons after he fishes or on really bad weather days. Be careful when you go in there, I have had my wallet "emptied" the last few times I have been in there. He has everything you would ever need for inshore fishing. Very cool place.





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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA


Good gosh did we have to work for it the past couple of days, but we got it done. We have had everything thrown at us weather wise. If it hasn't been rain, it has been wind, ultra high water, and heat. Despite the conditions, we have been enjoying our time on the water, and have had some awesome trips.

The near shore fishing was our go to route earlier in the week. We either had crews that wanted to get in early, to beat the heat, or weather that limited where we could go. No matter the reason, the near shore reefs have saved the day. Even in the dirty rough water, we were able to find speckled trout, red fish, puppy drum and sheepshead. The go to rig was a Boat Monkey popping cork with a live shrimp under it. Got broke off and snagged off more times than I would like to admit, but the juice was worth the squeeze. Been nice to see the slot reds around. Last year in late summer, it was a lot of bull reds or rat reds. Hopefully those tasty slot sized fish are gonna make a big push in close early. Regardless, it has the makings of a banner fall bite, very close to the dock. This should make things much easier on those windy fall days when we cant make it down south to the LA Marsh.

Several of our crews last week took full advantage of The Blind Tiger Restaurant's partnership with Shore Thing Charters "Kill it and Grill it Special". I had two crews literally walk off the boat in the BSL Harbor with their cleaned fish directly into the The Tiger where their cooks expertly prepare it, and be eating it in less than 30 minutes!!! Where you gonna get a fresher fish dinner than that?!?!

We were able to sneak down to the LA Marsh a couple of times in the last few days. The ungodly amount of 11 1/2 and 11 3/4 speckled trout down there is almost too much to conceive. Those fish are feeding like mad and should all be fair game in the next couple of weeks. We are trying not to jinx it, but it has the makings of one heck of a fall trout bite. Capt Alex and I were able to get down there and do a little damage. We both got tired of picking through undersized trout, so we put our efforts into the reds. I had my old pal Mitch Merrell from Hattiesburg, along with our friends Riley and his wife Georgia. We knew we had a very small window in the weather, so we took it. In the 3 hours we got to fish we were able to have fun with some bull reds and bring home several tasty slot reds. We tangled with some big gars not once but twice that day. We made it in right ahead of nasty line of storms pushing through.

Alex was able to do the same, but he did more damage on the slot reds and was able to find more keeper trout. Keeping his triple tail streak alive, he was able to bring home some fatties before the storms chased him in. We have done a horrible job of keeping track of how many triple tails each of boats have been catching. None of our guides are that upset, because we know we would ALL be far behind Alex's numbers this year. He has been enfuego!

Captains Matt, Kenny, Chef Frank and myself just spent the last three days out at the Cat Island House with Sonny McAuthur. "Other" Sonny and his 10 buddies were back again this year and this trip was a challenge from the get go. We spent the first hour waiting at the Long Beach Harbor for a storm to pass. We were all a little nervous with that disturbance about to enter the Gulf of Mexico. We were on the phones constantly, getting any and all info we could, making extra sure we were well ahead of any serious weather. When we got to the island, another storm came through. The best thing about being out there though is that once the weather passes, you are fishing in a couple minutes. The rains quit, the winds dropped out and we were able to get in a couple of hours before the sun set. We got to play with the trout, jacks and bull reds before a big feast of boiled shrimp compliments of Chef Frank "The Real Deal" McNeil.

Day 2, we were greeted with a stiff east wind. Thankfully, you can hide from just about any wind at Cat Island. Once we got into calmer water, we were able to find the speckled trout and red fish. The bull reds and big jack crevalle visited a few of the boats. The trickiest thing of the trip was fishing the mega high tides. The water was super high first thing in the morning. Chef Franks food and the midday heat brought us back to the house  for lunch time. The evening trips were on the end of the low tide and the water was very low. Luckily all three boats worked together every step of the way. When one boat found an area or a tactic that was producing, we would call each other in. Capt Matt seemed to always run into the big schools of bull reds and jacks so he would call the other boats in to chase the schools when they were hooked up. Capt Kenny and Matts crew were able to stay with them for long time working together. If we found a shore line that had flounder on it we would let the other crews know.

My boat spent most of the days either drifting grass beds at low tide or getting deep in the bayous on the high tides. The best set up for us was either live bait under the Boat Monkey popping cork or a Matrix soft plastic tipped with dead shrimp. The small lady fish, croakers and pin fish just about ate us out of house and home, but we grinded through it.

In two days we had some fun with the reds, trout, jacks, sharks and flounder, but the last morning was the most memorable. We all started slow, with small trout, rat reds or jack crevalles. It was Capt Matts crew that found the mother load shore line holding the slot reds. He called Capt Kenny and our boat in for the fun. Right as "other" Sonny's cork hit the shore line, it kept on going. All three boats enjoyed an all out red hot slot red bite right up until it was time to leave. When the smoke cleared we had brought in almost 30 perfect slot fish for a photo finish!

Its just that time of year with this weather. We are just gonna keep playing the hand that mother nature deals. If we can find calm, fishy water we will fish it. If it is unsafe or unproductive we simply wont go. We will always play it safe, and have as much fun as the law will allow.... Thanks







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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 8:42:13 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

We are not even gonna complain about the bad the weather that went through this past week. Our friends to the West are dealing with record flooding. It would be in bad taste for us to complain about not being able to fish a couple of days. We hope our friends and family stay safe and are able to get back in their homes soon.
Last week we got to fish the "Mayor of Cat Island" Walter Gaudin a second time this year. He brought another batch of Grandsons in before school started. Tyler and Logan joined us and it was to be a big fish hunt. The boys were able to grab a few speckled trout before the big critters showed up. The first arrival was a small bull shark. Then the big Jack Crevalle made an appearance. We got a break in the weather and made the run to the LA Marsh. The first drain we pulled into was pumping out thousands of pogies. We made one throw with the cast, but only needed 4 baits. We set up in the deep water of the big drain and drifted our baits back to where the water was moving over the shallower flats. Four casts and  we locked into 4 big Bull Reds, it could not have gone any better! Came in early so Walter could get back to Cat Island ahead of the weather.
The weather set in for several days, but once we got a break, we had one heck of a trip out to Cat Island. Magic Mike Jones with Mississippi Tourism and Development assisted in setting up this 4 day trip to the island. Chuck Smock with Cabela's was the other mastermind behind this adventure. The guest list was stacked with media moguls in the outdoor world. We had Joe Cremele, editor of Field n Stream. Ben Romans, editor of American Angler and Steve Quinn, Senior Editor of In-Fisherman Magazine. We were field testing some of the new spinning rods, spinning reels, fly fishing gear and Cabela's clothing.
Capt Kenny was fishing Chuck, Steve and Mike. Since I didn't have the T-top, I spent all 4 days with the fly guys, Joe and Ben. They were shooting a show for Joe's web show, "Hook Shots". The only thing the weatherman hates more than a video camera is a fly rod and he was mad at this crew. I gotta give it to these two, they worked their butts off to get the footage they needed. We still fished with the spinning gear, but the majority of our efforts were for big fish on the fly. The highlights of the trip had to be Ben putting a fly perfectly into an incoming pack of big bull reds. Joe got the entire event on camera! Later, Joe passed the camera and was able to get a fly into a pack of big jacks, punishing big schools of mullet. We chased that fish for ever, but finally got it in the boat.
We tried everything we could to show them as many different species offered on the MS Gulf Coast. Capt Kenny had a stellar morning, slinging top water baits over grass beds for trout, reds and big jacks. Both boats tangled with the big bull and black tip sharks that were terrorizing the acres of mullet around the island. Steve Quinn with In-Fisherman literally fought fish the entire trip. Steve was recently inducted into the fresh water fishing Hall of Fame, and it was a well deserved honor. Capt Kenny and Steve seemed to always land on big fish and Steve never took a break. We took them into Bay St Louis one morning to tangle with the big drum and reds. For several hours, it was one after an another. No one quit, we went till both boats ran completely out of bait.
It was some of the most challenging fishing we have had to deal with in a while, but we got it done and had a great time. All of the guys that came to the island were from either the mid western or the north eastern states. They were blown away we had this much going on down here on the "Redneck Rivera"!
We are looking forward to seeing the shows and articles in the coming weeks and months.



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Pass Christian, MS USA

Crabs still running in the Bay of St Louis, even with all the rain water. Cat and I caught a nice hamper on Saturday. Three day soak with large pogies.

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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Triple tail season coming to a end. Get em while they're here! *RUNNING A TRIPLE TAIL SPECIAL FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON* CALL 601.799.6193 for INFO and BOOKING!

They will start there southern migration mid sept so call me or email me 1chasingtail@att.net for details and I will personal put you on em!!!

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Bad month to be a triple tail... Good gosh almighty has it been it fun out there! I am convinced that Capt Alex has channeled some sort of Chuck Norris strength through that big ole beard of his. Alex put over 30 triple tails in the box in 5 DAYS!!! That is not even counting the ones they tagged and let go! The nice breaks in the weather have made all the difference and we have been taking advantage of every single moment. The red fish have been keeping us busy when the trout are not playing nice. We are still grabbing trout when we can, but the undersized schoolies have taken over. Some days were are lucky to keep 1 out of  20. That type of fishing in this heat is just no bueno.  
Capt Matt has been doing a number on the slot reds. All 7 of our guides fish differently, but we all kinda have the same motto of, "if one fish ain't bitting, go look for another that will". This heat has kept a very short window for our trout bite, but the red fish seem to handle it a little better. The Mighty Capt Matt has had several days this past week with big boxes of keeper slot reds. If they have been this good, in this heat, the fall fishing should be crazy good.
When Alex left town I had to get out there with my daughter Margot. The trip was actually for her best friend, Mrs Laura Grace Ritten, who helps watch her. Happy to report that Laura Grace got her first ever triple tail. Margot nabbed one too, and the seas got a little choppy after that. This trip was a big deal for me. This was the roughest and furthest from shore we had ever been. It was not unsafe rough, we only previously went when it was flat calm. It was just rougher than she had ever been in. She just plopped down on her bean bag and went sound asleep. On the drive to put the boat away at The Boathouse, I let her know how proud of her I was. I asked her if she got scared at all in the choppy seas? When she said, "No" I asked why she was not scared in the big seas? Without skipping a beat, she declared "I was born that way"! Couldn't get the grin off of my face for the rest of the day...
A few days later, I was taken down a few pegs by a very awkward incident. While we were returning from the marsh, we spotted a nice triple tail on a crab trap in open water. I could see what I assumed was the Wildlife and Fisheries at the ship channel way off in the distance. While we were attempting to catch the fish, the boat made a beeline to us, and our lone crab trap. I could see it was a big twin engine center console, heck the radar was even spinning.  It was glass calm, and they were close enough that we could actually hear the young man on the bow, hollering to the older fellow driving the boat. The younger one hollered what I sounded a lot like, "YOU GONNA MARK THAT ONE HE IS ON"!!! I could see the driver pushing buttons on his machine. A boat that nice would certainly have a GPS/Radar overlay and pinpointing that exact spot even at good clip was a cinch. Getting on my soap box now... I could care less that another boat marked a crab trap I was fishing. I didn't put it there, even if I did, it would still be fair game. The fact that the boat seemingly came over a mile away to mark what we were on was a little disheartening. The real reason I am bringing out the soap box here is that it would seem blatantly obvious that this tactic was used before, so that the younger fellow just assumed it was the way things are done. I just hate think that this younger angler is going to grow up thinking this practice is the norm. Lead by example... getting down from soap box.
We will have a busy month ahead of us. We are just loading the boats down with water, ice, live bait and fuel. The alarm clocks are set very early and we are keeping an eye on our weather. Playing it safe and having an absolute blast!!!


****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****

ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available - small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for FREE! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. Check out our Youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0

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Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 4:31:33 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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LITTLE BIT OF TIS AND A LITTE BIT OF DAT!!!

Mr.Chun Lav,wife Luci, and 2 kidz were down from North Carolina and wanted in on the action. I loaded up my bait tank with Roscoe Pete Cold Train's live shrimps and headed down south to the oyster reefs.Fist stop nada but the second stop pay dirt on some really nice white Trout,Speck,and monster Kingfish a/k/a Ground Mullet. The highlight of the day was putting Chun on his first ever Tripletail which he is also now HOOKED for life!!!

Good client and Tripletail head hunter Mike Lively jumped aboard and headed to the Miss Sound only to find rain and bad a__ thunderstorms waiting for us but we still managed to get his a Miss limit.Mike was planning another Tripletail trip even before I docked my boat.

*****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC****

Established since 2002

Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch.

Several boats with veteran captains on stand by year around for LARGE GROUPS with SPECIAL PRICING and CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATES(no groups are to big) !!!

Modern LODGING and RESTAURANTS with great local SEAFOOD just minutes away from The Marina!!!

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

*****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED VISA - MASTER CARD - AMERICAN EXPRESS - DISCOVERY - VIA PAY PAL*****

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net Like and follow me on www.facebook @1chasingtailcharters and www.twitter @1chasingtail

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL TO BOOK YOUR TRIP 601-799-6193 or email 1chasingtail@att.net and I will PERSONALLY put you on the FISH and FUN guaranteed!!!

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

The  guides have been running non stop, even with this wild weather we have been having. Keeping a very close watch on the horizon, we had boats every single day. Being very careful, we have been able to put together some very fun days on the water. One thing we have not had much time for is updating the sites with fishing reports, so we are gonna try to recap the last the week as best we can, and let the pictures fill in the gaps. Here we go!...
The better part of last week, we spent out at the Cat Island House with Casey Hoyt and the crew from PHM in Lafayette, LA. It was during that really bad weather, so we were in the best possible. If the weather was bad, we would jump back to the house and goof off. Chef Frank was working overtime to keep these 12 guys fat n happy. Boiled shrimp, boiled crabs, gumbo, fried shrimp, fried fish and more junk food than should be legal is what we ate during the storms. When the weather broke, we jumped out in the boats and went looking for trout, triple tails and sharks. Most of the crew had not fished much, so they were floored that we could catch all this stuff right "out the front door".
We even saw Capt Kenny out there one morning. He couldn't stay long, they had nasty storm coming in from the south. He made it back to the Pass Harbor right as the worst of it hit. It was some nasty weather, they even had people taking pictures of them, thinking they were heading out into it! Kenny got his crew in safe n sound, and I imagine enjoyed the photo op to give the folks on land something to talk about.
We had a celebrity out this past week. The Mayor of Cat Island, Walter Gaudin was on the boat with his son Dano and his grandson Baylor. They got treated to some of the tackle shredding big bull red action. Baylor did most of the work, but has yet to break his Grandpaws personal best of 42 inches on a big bull. Dano yanked in a big tripe tail and they grabbed several nice flounders to take back to North MS to chew on.
On the triple tail side of things... Capt Alex and Capt Jimmy Ray had one heck of a trip later in the week with the Scurria Group. This two boat trip was looking to relax before heading to the Guns n Roses concert in New Orleans that night. There would be no relaxing. Alex and J-Ray put on a good show with some trout before reeking havoc on the triple tails. They came in with 9 fat triple tails with a nice mess of trout to boot. I guess they had an "Appetite for Destruction" in the "Paradise City"....
The biggest news we have had in a long time has to be Capt Matt Tusa's opening of his tackle and clothing store in down town Pass Christian! Brush Island Outfitters(133 Davis Ave Pass Christian, MS), is open and going strong. Matt hand picked all the tackle, so it literally has everything we use on our all of our inshore trips. They have some very swanky outdoor clothing as well. We are very proud of the Mighty Capt Matt, and very glad we can get all of our tackle at one spot, so close to home. All you fisherman and fisherwomen be careful when entering this store! I have had my wallet emptied the last two times I have been in there. Kidding, but you can do some damage with all the cool stuff he has in there.
All you folks in the Jackson, MS Metro Area, LOOK OUT cause Shore Thing Fishing Charters is coming to MISSISSIPPI WILDLIFE EXTRAVAGANZA this weekend (Aug 5,6,7). The event will be held at the same place, The Trademark and is gonna be bigger and better than ever! Aug 5th is kids day, kids 12 and under get in Free. They have an archery range, shark tank, catfish hand grabbing and tons of stuff for the kids(and big kids). David Blanton from Realtree Outdoors and Capt Mark Davis of Big Waters Adventures TV will be there. The Big Buck Contest goes on all weekend and is always a show favorite. Shore Thing will be amongst 200 other fishing and hunting vendors from across North America. Its a massive event, all indoors(air conditioned) and always an unbelievable good time. Come by the booth and say hi, book a trip, or just talk fishing. Hope to see yall there. Thanks!!!

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****

ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available - small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for FREE! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. Check out our Youtube videos:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMDCa5OD6U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 6:28:35 PM

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Don B

Slidell, LA USA

Went out of East Pearl crossed the lake with a bit of west wind, made for a bumpy ride.  Was looking to scout some water I had never fished, took a left turn into a cut not much wider than the boat, found some of the most beautiful marsh I've ever seen.  The cuts were flowing with a river of bait, opening into ponds and connecting cuts all alive with bait, mullet, and jumping shrimp. Found lots of small trout and a 2 man limit of reds, lost 3 at he boat and missed a few hits, all on plastics. Watched several reds noise the bait only to turn it down and swim away, great morning on the water headed back across the lake by noon, will be taking that left turn again.  

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 7:28:27 AM

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specked out

new orleans( lakeview), LA USA

GIGGING,

hi, was trying to get some help,
advice, and how to's, when, where, on
gigging flounders. did very little when
i was a kid, know very little about it.
any help would greatly be appreciated,
thanks

Saturday, July 30, 2016 @ 2:05:15 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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MISSISSIPPI SOUND TRIPLETAIL REPORT!!!

Mr.Guillaume Kruger and wife Lindsey from Taiwan were down in the city on vacation for a few days and heard about the areas great fishing. They jump about my boat over at The Rigolets Marina with a tank of there famous live shrimps.We started fishing at the bridges to find only a few under size trout and a lone Red.This was not what they came for so I pointed my boat toward the Miss sound looking for Tripletail.We managed to get on a few but the boating pressure was unreal so I changed my rigs over to find a few goods ones before we call it a early day(dinner reservations).

Ran my good clients for many years Frank and Morgan on the same route to find more under size trout at the bridges so I headed east to get on a quick tripletail bite before we got hammered by the perfect storm.

Had Mike Lively.brother Glen and co workers out the next day so I again ran the same route with a little better trout bite on the bridges but Mike informed me real quick that he is totally hooked on tripletail fishing so again I headed east and again got on a good bite before the big thunderheads,heavy rains, and 20 kts winds spoiled the party. All fish were caught on Rigolets Marina live shrimp under corks.

*****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC****

Established since 2002

Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch.

Several boats with veteran captains on stand by year around for LARGE GROUPS with SPECIAL PRICING and CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATES(no groups are to big) !!!

Modern LODGING and RESTAURANTS with great local SEAFOOD just minutes away from The Marina!!!

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

*****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED VISA - MASTER CARD - AMERICAN EXPRESS - DISCOVERY - VIA PAY PAL*****

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net Like and follow me on www.facebook @1chasingtailcharters and www.twitter @1chasingtail

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL TO BOOK YOUR TRIP 601-799-6193 or email 1chasingtail@att.net and I will PERSONALLY put you on the FISH and FUN guaranteed!!!

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 @ 8:38:21 AM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Trout bite fell off this weekend
compared to last. Fishing 3-4 days in
front of the full moon makes everyone
look like a pro :). But after the full
moon it gets tuff for a week or two. we
ran back to the marsh and only had 43
between the three of us. me, mr bill,
and latimer. gave up at 10 and searched
some ponds for redfish. ended up with
10 slots. on the way back in found a
stud 3tail on a salt bag. 21lbs. mr
bills first and he was pumped!

Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 9:08:53 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

The summer squalls the past few days interesting, but we have had some amazing catches on our trips!!!
Had our old buddy Don Burkett back after a long sabbatical. Don was on "The Day" with the Intermarine Group several years back. The multi-boat trip came back to the dock with almost 80 FLOUNDERS!. When Don and I were setting the details about his trip, he kept joking about catching flounders. I told him that July is not primo flounder fishing, but we would try. Well... I guess I will take luck over being good any day. While we were working shorelines for trout and reds we caught 11 nice flounders!  We did box several nice reds and some trout to boot. Don really wanted a triple tail more than anything. On the way home, on our quick 4hr trip we stumbled onto a hoss triple tail. This guy can't miss, he hits a homerun everytime!
Chris Walters and his Dad Carl were down for Chris's annual Birthday Fish Bash. They were also after triple tails, but got to the dock early and we went looking for other fish to pick on. While we were fishing our way through the LA Marsh, we passed a large bay we had fished last year with his lady friend Effie. That trip with her we absolutely punished the bull reds, we must have caught over 30 that day. Well... back to being more lucky than good, the birds were going nuts against a shore line. When we got closer the water was churned white and orange. The bulls had a school of mullet pinned up against a shore line and where beating the tar out of them. Some of those poor were jumping and getting launched up into the grass. We had our Boat Monkey Popping Corks tied on, and sent them to their doom. Those darn corks work too good. The bulls were inhaling the soft plastics under them, but then they would crush the corks! For several casts, I did not even tie on a hook, I just launched the Boat Monkey Cork near the churning water. Big reds would break off and were smoking the cork, I even got to fight a few till they spit them out. Chris and his Dad were getting all they wanted on the light tackle. Capt Kenny with Phil, Bob and their buddies joined the madness. They eased right into the Bay and immediately got a quadruple hook up!
Capt Alex was just down the shoreline and we just assumed he was on another school of reds. Technically he and Mr Ezell were, but the reds were of a different dimension. They landed on a nest of perfect sized slot reds. They sat in the same pocket, very content, and just worked on the slot reds. Alex said they hooked close to 20, kept 5 and went looking for triple tails. Mr Ezell was fishing with Alex for 3 days, so they had to pace themselves. They did everything they possibly could have done in those three days and caught a slew of fish. I am sure Mr Ezell did not have any trouble sleeping after that last day, they put in some long hours out there those two.
Had a local celebrity on the boat this week. The one an only, RodnReel Mike Lane himself was on the boat for a fun filled day in the Marsh. He brought Mrs Renee along, and she was able to get her first jack and bull red. Mike was shooting a show for his very well known website, we will post the video when he gets done editing the cool stuff we did. They were really on board for some triple tails, and the conditions were nice. We had calm seas, plenty of sunshine, a light current and clean water. We got several big ones for the box and Magic Mike even got to tag one. Had a great time reminiscing with Mike about the "old days" in Venice, LA and all of our mutual buddies. Very cool dude, the good fishing was just a bonus that day.
Most of the boats have been working the near shore trips this time of year. Capt Kenny and the Harrahs Casino crew were doing awesome later in the week on a near shore trip. I did nt realize until later into the mid morning that I was the only one of our boats in the Marsh that day. I had Gina and Dean on a "Big Fish" trip. We got our bull reds before the sun came up, working the shallow bays and following the birds and looking for the white water explosions. Once again the Boat Monkey corks paid dearly for being an over achieving float. We were able to cast net some big live mullet and we put them to work. Gina was able to catch her first jack crevalle and bull shark. While we were riding from stop to stop we kept seeing and catching triple tails. Think we kept 3 or 4 nice ones.
Later that afternoon/evening I got to speak at the University of Southern Mississippi's "Catch More Fish With Science" redfish seminar. Gotta tell you, I was totally and utterly exhausted, but it was a great seminar. I got to meet some very cool fishermen, and saw several old pals. The science part of the seminar was done by Mrs Jill Hendon, and she is a brilliant marine scientist. Anita Arguelles and Sam Clardy were there as well. The venue, people, speakers and FOOD was out of sight good. Thanks for including Shore Thing Charters GCRL and USM!!!
And then there was Friday...
Our man Mike Wooten with Overhead Doors from Hattiesburg, MS has been bringing down big groups for years now. Two things always seem to happen when Mike is down here. Everyone has a lot of laughs, and the weather is usually terrible. We woke up to rain and lightning, but it broke with the sunrise. We hurried 21 folks onto 5 boats and screamed across to the LA Marsh. Sounded like everyone was gunning for big fish, so we went to look for our bull reds. Our boat ran into them first, and while we had FOUR fish on, we called Captains Ray, Kenny, Brian and Joey in on the melee. The other boats went straight to it, and I am pretty sure at one point we possibly had 21 red fish hooked up at one time!!! The Okuma spinning reels have been working overtime this week. That new Inspira they are making is my hands down favorite. Very smooth but strong drag system for such a compact and light reel. We have been giving the bigger V-80 and RTX-80 a work out as well. We use those for the big critters, and they are absolute work trucks. Wish I had those things back in my offshore days...(Back to the fishing Report)
The skies got black and we could see the rain and lightning coming. ALL five boats went north together, to avoid getting pinned in by the storms. A few of us cut it close, due to frequent stops to pick up triple tail. Capt Kenny was the last one in, he got three. Our boat went 1 for 2 on bigguns.
Getting to be a regular occurrence, but need to thank Ronald, Sid, Steve, Dylan and Griffen at THE BOATHOUSE in Lakeshore, MS for yet again saving my tail. My engine was "acting funny" at high RPM's. They were able to trouble shoot the problem quick, fast and in a hurry. The problem wound up being a high pressure filter the size of my pinky. Taking advantage of the opportunity, they were able to change fuel lines, plugs, and clean the intakes. We put an absurd amount of hours on our boats, and its just all part of it. It is just nice having these people putting in long hours to help us get back on the water day after day. Thank You Team BOATHOUSE!!!

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****  

ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available - small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for FREE! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. Check out our Youtube videos:   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMDCa5OD6U  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr0twtm3Bng  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN7WxqYBly4  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM9QOmFHe2g  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB0TwyqS_Wo

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Friday, July 22, 2016 @ 4:27:13 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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RUNNING THE BUOYS!!!

Mike Lively has been fishing with me for a few years now and always come back for more.He is from the Florida east coast and loves to catch Tripletails.He also explained to me how hard they were to catch over there on the Florida east coast due to the clear waters and hi fishing pressure so I showed he a few on my tricks I had up my sleeves.All Tripletail 5 to 10 lb range were caught yesterday on live shrimp under popping cork with a few secret rigging to put a nice box limit together.

*****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC****

Established since 2002

Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch.

Several boats with veteran captains on stand by year around for LARGE GROUPS with SPECIAL PRICING and CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATES(no groups are to big) !!!

Modern LODGING and RESTAURANTS with great local SEAFOOD just minutes away from The Marina!!!

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

*****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED VISA - MASTER CARD - AMERICAN EXPRESS - DISCOVERY - VIA PAY PAL*****

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net Like and follow me on www.facebook @1chasingtailcharters and www.twitter @1chasingtail

FOR RESERVATIONS CALL TO BOOK YOUR TRIP 601-799-6193 or email 1chasingtail@att.net and I will PERSONALLY put you on the FISH and FUN guaranteed!!!

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:26:21 AM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

I had the pleasure of fishing today with Captain Sonny Schindler of Shore Thing Fishing Charters.

I gave him a call and told him I wanted to catch a couple of Trippletail.

Well he knows what he is doing and we caught just what I wanted.

Renee and I enjoyed the beautiful weather and just being out on the water for a few hours. Renee caught her first and second Trippletail, awesome!

Captain Sonny was laid back, very friendly and like I said knows exactly what he is doing.

We took some great pictures and some video.

I will publish this video/picture version of our trip once I get it edited.

For know I encourage you to take a look at Sonny’s slide show.

If you want to catch trout, reds, flounder and Tripletail, give him a call and book your trip today.

www. shorethingcharters.com
228-342-2206
capt_mike@shorethingcharters.com

Thanks you Sonny, great day!

From Sonny - Enjoy…

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 7:21:16 PM

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