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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

When mother nature is half way decent to us, the fishing has been enjoyable. No way in heck we are gonna hit on every trip, but here are some of the high lights over the last week. The boys ended last week with a BANG! Last Friday, several hundred speckled trout hit the cleaning tables. While me and the mighty Capt Matt were getting ready things ready at the Cat Island House, the rest of our fleet was in knock down drag out trout brawl. Several of the boats hit the triple digit mark, and the ones who didn't were carrying less than 4 people(25 trout per head). When David Jones and the boys showed up, we headed right over to the LA Marsh to pick up where the day trip boys left off. Local tooth yanker, Dr Trey Sutton was a welcome sight. He opted to take his own ride to the island, via his 22 panga. He made a few stops along the way and brought some tasty house warming gifts. Dr Trey showed up with 3 slot reds and a big ole fat cobia! That afternoon was to be the best weather we would see on our 3 day adventure, but even on the not so nice days we had fun. Since we had a pretty decent box of trout, we went after some big fish on the windy days. Where ever we could hide, we loaded down the boats with chum(lady fish, mullet, spots) and plenty of adult beverages for the boys. Matt an I let them have fun while we got the sharks, and jacks rolling behind the boat. When the sun started dipping low, we just eased back to the house and had a gourmet meal waiting on us.
True to form, Chef Frank "The Real Deal" McNeil, knocked everyone's socks off yet again. His boiled shrimp, etouffet, gumbo, and fresh fried fish were painfully delicious. We even brought pies, cakes, and homemade peanut butter cups, it was not a health conscious trip...
Back on land, the trips that did run were of the near shore variety. The trout fishing has been getting better and better everyday in close. The pogies, rain minnows and mullet have been moving in thick. I fished the tail end of that Jubilee last week and had trout smashing sand eels and shrimp on the surface of the water. One of the coolest things I have seen in a while. One of Capt Darrens near shore trips went straight from the boat to The Blind Tiger Restaurant (TBT) in downtown Bay St Louis with their catch of trout, red fish and sheepshead. TBT cooked their fish to perfection. I challenge anyone to find a fresher tasty seafood dinner on the planet. TBT has been hitting home runs with the fresh cooked dinners with the fish our customers have been bringing in. Thanks TBT!!!
We came in Sunday from Cat Island, and went right back out Monday with the Bodamer Boys. Paul gave his son Brandon this trip as a High School graduation present. They brought several Bodamer men and some family friends. Most of the crew flew in, so they were not keeping a lot of fish. With lingering summer time squalls, all of our fishing was done in an around Cat Island. I made the early run out to do a lil house cleaning. Actually, who ever makes the early morning run gets to fish the island at sun up. Actually was a decent bite. I was throwing a skitter walk and had one streak where I got 9 blow ups on 9 casts. Only caught 4 but it was nice way to enjoy the solo sunrise. Somehow, "The Mayor of Cat Island", Walter talked me into cutting grass around the house. For anyone who has ever wondered about weed eating at Cat Island, it is painful. Sand spurs, aka Rock-a-Chaws launched into flesh from a weed eater at Mach 6 will just about bring you to tears.
Capt Kenny was joining me and Chef Frank this go round. The entire 3 day trip was a competition with these guys, and it kept things fun. Every outing, they were competing for the biggest and the most fish. Young Brandon claimed plenty of biggest and most titles. Some of the bull reds that these guys caught were into the 40 inch club. The sharks were a crowd favorite, and they were plentiful. Several of the guys in the crew said they were biggest fish they had ever caught! We had some black tips over 75 POUNDS! Capt Kenny even nabbed an undersized cobia drifting one bar on a chunk of lady fish.
Most of the pictures we post, the guys send via text messages. While we were out at the island, I got a picture sent that got a pretty good smile out of me. Capt Jimmy Ray was fishing with Mr Harlen Massey. Capt Jimmys dad is hunting buddies with Mr Harlen. The picture was of Capt Jimmy and his dad sitting over a mountain of trout. Very seldom do we guides get to enjoy this great fishery with our own families. For Jimmy to have his dad on the boat must have been one heck of a treat. Nice work J-Ray!!!
Even in the wind and rain, the boys have been putting together nice boxes of fish. Capt Alex called us all in on a bite that had flounder, red fish, speckled trout and black drum on a recent near shore trip. Rumor has it, Cliffe Laborde dialed in a pretty good puppy drum bite?... Capt Darren and the Wrecker boys were pitching live shrimp deep under the Boat Monkey Popping corks. We watched some pretty nice fish fly over the side of his boat. Young "Clarkie" was after big fish, so we left that bite with a few flounder in tow. He has caught big sharks and big triple tails with me, his dad and Grandpaw. We introduced him to the Sea Monster black drums today. He was a trooper, and caught some pigs but he was flattened when it was all over.
As usual, we are just playing the hand we get dealt when it come to weather. If its bad, we either wait it out at the dock, reschedule or cancel. If it is rough but do-able in close, we try to offer that option. When it is nice, we make the long run, and cover as much ground as we can.
Safe to say there is gonna be some boats out this 4th of July of weekend. Please be safe and courteous to other boaters and fisherman. Be mindful of your wake, and if you think you are too close to someone you probably are. DMR will be out in full force, so make sure if you gonna be drinking to have a designated driver. Yall get out there, catch some fish, and have some fun!!!
****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.
Be sure and check our videos:
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 6:54:06 PM

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Blackie

Ocean Springs, MS USA

Any advice on spots to wade fish between
Ocean Springs and Gulfport? I have never tried
it before, but would love to get into it. Any times,
spots, special techniques, or any other advice
would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 7:50:42 PM

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ladia

long beach, MS USA

Do anybody se King or Spanish Mackerel ?  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 9:08:22 AM

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One More Cast

Long Beach, MS USA

We are having a huge fish kill in Pass Christian to Gulfport with jubilee running in the early morning. This could signal big trouble for fishing later this year.
I know this will be disappointing to Snapper Turtle, but MS DMR is opening a Mississippi Red Snapper season July 16- October 31 due to our reporting of actual fish catches and not swags by the feds succumbing to commercial fisheries bribes.
Lastly, I was able to launch last Saturday evening for a short trip to the La Marsh and found enough trout for dinner. I also had problems with the new slippery steep launch in Pass Christian.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @ 5:57:29 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

The boats have been running all over the place the last few weeks. We have had our fair share of windy days. The trout fishing did somewhat slow with the dirty choppy water, but on the calmer days, it got much much better. From the LA Marsh, to Lake Borgne, to the near shore reefs, to the Bay, to Cat Island, the boats have not had much of break. Gonna try to tell some of the stories, but there is no way we can recap all of it. The guides have run 30-something trips since the last report, so here are some of the highlights.

We had Trent and the boys from Interior/Exterior in town for two days. 9 guys on 3 boats were out to have some fun in the Sun. We did one day in the LA Marsh and one day in the Bay. I honestly think they had more fun in the Bay than anything. We did see a few trout, some reds, a few flounder and tagged some triple tails down south. The newcomers were blown away with the size of our drum and how close to the beaches they were catching them! Over the two days, the boats covered some water, and it was not the calmest conditions we have fished in. The best tactic in the marsh in the less than perfect conditions was fishing with the Boat Monkey Popping Corks. Using either a live shrimp 18 inches under it on the 1/0 kahle hooks or keeping the plastics on and tipping them with dead shrimp. The birds were working in a few spots, but very few of the trout measured. The bridges and reefs for the drum in MS waters were all dead shrimp on the bottom rigs.

Got to fish Nathan Guice and his boys twice this week. The first trip, it was just his youngest son Deacon. It was his choice what we got to do. He wanted to catch "big stuff". We fished in close for the mutant sea monster black drums till he begged us to stop. Deacon, with a lil help from Dad, put one in the boat that had to be close to 45 POUNDS! Deacon asked if we could try for some sharks, so we scooted out to Cat Island. While we were catching a few lady fish for bait, we decided to drift some chunks of bait through the feeding fish. Took all of 5 minutes before the first bull shark hit. The first one did not break the triple digit mark, but it looked to be around 70 or so pounds. A few minutes later we hooked one in the 50 pound range(both photo and release). Deacon was spent after that so we started to head in. He told us to stop if we saw a triple tail. The only thing we passed on the way in had a fatty on it. One live shrimp and one cast was it took to land a plump 21 incher.

Two days later his older brother Tyler, 2 cousins Hunter and Austin joined Deacon and Nathan for round 2. The Sea monsters were not a problem this time. Austin is college bound, so we put him to work on the bigger ones. It was rougher that morning, but got calmer as the day went on. We eased back out to Cat Island and found our schools of lady fish. Big brother could not let little brother have the bragging rights in the house. No shark mixed in with the lady fish this time. While we were firing the Boat Monkeys into the feeding the fish, the big Jacks and Bull reds came up to the surface to smash them. Got to do it all on light tackle! Missed more than we caught, but the little guys had a freaking ball. Got chased in by a storm, but most of the boys slept on the ride in.

Saturday, the Silver Slipper Casino booked 7 of our boats for a VIP Fishing Tournament. Gotta give it to the folks there, they know how to have a good time. The night before, they hosted a Captains party for all the guides and fishermen and employees involved in the Tournament. They had categories for biggest trout, red, most fish, least fish and few others. Capt Darrens crew won for biggest trout. Capt Brians boat got biggest red. Capt Kennys boat was the Cinderella story of the day. They did not know that black drum was not allowed for biggest fish. It had to be a "big fish" from the other categories. They loaded the boat with puppy drum and brought in a huge sea monster. Turns out, that even though they had plenty of take home fillets, the fish did not count towards the big fish category, or any category for that matter. In turn, they actually won for least amount of weighed fish. The prize was the same as first place, and crew was thrilled. Very nice that all of this took place seconds from the Silver Slipper Hotel and Casino in Bayou Caddy.

Got to spend Fathers Day weekend with some of our most favorite regulars. Got to spend Saturday with "The Mayor of Cat Island", Walter Gaudin and his family. His sons Dano, Gino and grandson Baylor were along for the day. Baylor called the shots, so again it was a day of big fish. He got to catch his biggest drum ever. Since they were staying at the island house, we got a chance to fish around the island. We were actually trying to get sharks, but the big jacks were the only ones that wanted to play with us.

The best news of this last stretch has been the outstanding trout fishing! The last few days, most of our crews have been mopping up on keeper sized specks and big white trout. Capt Matt has been set up on some oyster reefs doing some damage to the trout. He has jigging drop shot rigs with incredible results.
We got treated to a wave of clean water and huge amounts of jumbo shrimp as well. The "Greedy Rigs" came out this week. When the bites kick into overdrive, break out the double rigs. It's all fun an games till someone gets a double lady fish or dual sail cats.
Had my old pal Ryan Morales and his lovely lady friend Alexandra in town early this week. Have not seen Ryan in almost 13 years. We did plenty of "catching up" over one of the best trout bites I have seen this year. Even went 1 for 2 on big triple tails on the way home. Alexandria had more fun on a big jack Crevalle than anything.
Capt Ray took Kirk Edrington and his dad out while the bite was still hot. They were able to get their limit with Capt"Slay" Ray. Ray is a big fan of the live shrimp under the Boat Monkey Corks.
Even got home in time with my Jimmy Marlowe and his sister-in-law Peggy. We set up on one flock on birds/trout that were Pushing against a bank. Capts Matt, Darren, and Kenny all joined in on the skull dragging. We pulled the plug early, 10 fish shy of our LA limit. Reason being, was that we  were 10 fish over our Jimmy Limit. 30 trout or 10:30, what ever comes first when fishing with ole Jimmer.
Lastly, on a safety issue, had a scary thing happen Saturday morning in the Pass Christian Harbor. It was my first time using the launch on the East Side of the harbor(New Side). I launch my boat every day I fish. Just last year I launched my boat well over 200 times, at several different launches, without any issues. That launch appears to be a bit too steep, and had has ZERO traction. Once gravity took over, even with the parking break on, my truck just kept on sliding into the water. For once, the junk in my truck saved me from totaling it. With my hand on the brake I was able to grab an old receiver hitch and chock the wheel to prevent it from going in the water(busted my butt getting out of the truck on the slick ramp). The launch was soo slick, after I was able to get my boat off the trailer, my tires were spinning with an EMPTY TRAILER. Picked the boat up, later that day, on the west side of the harbor(Shaggys Side). I heard 2 other trucks have already taken the plunge at that launch. Hope this issue gets fixed quickly before someone gets hurt.

****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.
Be sure and check our 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
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @ 3:42:27 PM

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latimer

latimer, MS USA

Barry you do not need steel leaders off the piers with freshwater tackle. just rig up some drop rigs and get you some dead shrimp and have fun.

Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 7:31:19 AM

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LaPioneer

Bush, LA USA

Fish Ranger - Thanks for the advice.  
I'll be on the water again the week of
July 4th in my light blue Pioneer 220
Bay Sport.  There are three of us but
mine has a white Power Pole.  If you
see us on the water, give us a shout
out.  Thanks again, Scott

Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 7:41:30 PM

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Barry

slayden, MS USA

Inland fisherman Coming to biloxi on
family trip to fish on Piers and shore.
..will only have big fresh wAter rigs??
Not looking for trophies juzt a few
fish.
Thanks in advance for any tips.do I
need
steal leads?

Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 6:05:56 PM

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barry

slayden, MS USA

Inshore fisherman coming to fish off
the piers and shore fishing.  Never
fished in the ocean. Do I need steel
leaders for everything or just certain
species? I will be using large
freshwater gear. Any tips? Trophy fish
aren

Saturday, June 20, 2015 @ 5:14:19 PM

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Fish Ranger

Bay St. Louis, MS USA

LAPioneer, here are a few of the spots that I have had luck at,the marsh around the mouth of Bayou Lacroix, Cutoff Bayou (where it starts off the Jordan, where it comes to Cutoff Lake [VERY SHALLOW stay in channel], and where it goes into the Bay), all the small bayous that enter the bay north east of Cutoff Bayou (also shallow in spot), and Catfish Bayou both ends where it meets the river and the bay.  Depending on the boat you have you may want to run out in the bay to Grassy Point and Whitfield Bight, about 3 miles from the mouth of the Jourdan towards the smoke stacks.  Fish the point and cuts around the point toward the DuPont plant.  I use mostly live bait on a popping cork, but have seen others doing ok on artificial. All spots mentioned can be found on google maps.  Good luck!

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 2:41:12 PM

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Big Bryan

Biloxi, MS USA

NEW moon not full moon, but three days leading up to either is hot hot hot.

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 2:03:02 PM

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Big Bryan

Biloxi, MS USA

While fisheater is away,me and latimer will play :) He was jabbing us about anyone being able to catch fish leading up to a full moon. Well not to let him down, we had 30 fat trout yesterday and 30 fatties today. East jackson county useing saltwater assasin sea shad and mullet colors. WOW is all I have to say! He just texted me with some pictures of a BIG shark caught off destin. will try to post.

Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 2:01:31 PM

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LaPioneer

Bay Saint Louis, MS USA

Just bought a camp off Bayou LaCroix.  
I've fished a lot on the outside of the
train bridge but looking for some areas
inside the bay or areas around the
Jourdan River to take the grandkids.  
Thanks in advance.  Scott

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 8:49:34 PM

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fisheater

Biloxi, MS USA

Well I have'nt been since filling the freezer with snapper. Will be in florida for the next week but for those wanting to catch trout ya'll need to hit them hard next few days. New moon is saturday and usually the trout bite is hot leading up to it, so hot that it makes everyone look like trout slayers.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 7:16:46 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Absolutely incredible fishing this week. Everyday seemed to be the same weather pattern. We got a little chop on the ride over to the LA Marsh. By mid morning it would lay out, and then get a nice calm ride home. In between, we did get to do some fishing....

They boys have run close 40 trips in the last 7 days. We somehow fit a Cat Island trip in the mix. There is plenty that will be missed in this report, but that is why we take pictures.The trout fishing this past week, was the best we have seen so far in 2015. Some of the boats started checking the shell bottoms with big shrimp and croakers on the Carolina rigs. The big trout have been there, but the numbers have not been (at least for us). The school trout and bird trout have been the best thing going for the majority of our trips. The best part of the week has been breaking out the double rigs and skull dragging trout 2 at a time!!! The steady action on the school trout has completely depleted our stocks of Matrix soft plastics. By the end of the grind we were using the old school sparkle beetles with the red dots. Capt Alex used a term to describe these baits I have never heard, "The Menstrual Minnows". Been on the water more time than most, and less than some but that was a first for me.

We have really enjoyed working the boats and charters together. Several of the days, we have put 3 and 4 boats on the same schools of trout. Last Tuesday, we had Nathan with me, The Hardy Boys with Capt Ray, and Team "Chartreuse" with Kenny. All three boats basically played leap frog with the boats to stay on one school trout. We had to run in a little early to stay ahead of a storm line, but we all came in with good catches of trout.

We have seen some old friends on the boats and at the dock this week. Brennan Compretta brought his boys for a Birthday trip on Sunday with Capt Ray. One heck of birthday party, they came in with 60 something trout and some big reds.

We had some groups come for a couple of days. The Bryant group did a LA Marsh with Capt Alex and did a near shore with me. They got a taste of great speckled and white trout fishing. We played with the sea monsters in the Bay. Tried to do a little shark fishing, but only managed to get a few jack crevalles to eat the baits.

We have run a couple near shore trips in an around the Bay. Even in murky water, the fishing has been incredible. The big sea monster black drum have been giving the Okuma reels all they want. Still getting the puppy drum, red fish, sheepshead, and a few speckled trout. Even seeing a few triple tails in close! These trips have been a fantastic way to "beat the heat". Leaving early with the short runs, you really get to enjoy the best parts of the cooler early mornings.

Captains Kenny and Matt, along with Chef Frank "The Real Deal" McNeil spent the weekend 7 miles offshore at the Cat Island House with Shawn and the "HERO" group. They got treated to some good weather, great food and fantastic fishing. I was not on this trip, but I am sure one or two adult beverages was consumed on the island by this band of misfits. They fish hard and play hard, but are always a lot of fun.

The Hurst crew got treated to nice mess of fish, compliments of Capt Darrien. These boys have had to reschedule several times this year due to lousy weather. Luckily they got one of the better days last week and wacked on the sparkle trout pretty darn good.

One of the most fun days last week was when Nathan came with his Millsaps buddy, Dr Rusty. We got their 50 specks and a mess of big whites, that in its self was awesome. The real fun was on the way home. We stumbled into a current line, loaded with trash and triple tails. Honestly, most of the fish we saw were juveniles. We tagged several small ones, and even dip netted a baby one. Rusty did get one 19 inch fish for supper.

Another Millsaps boy, Emile Craig was on board the day before with some of his buddies. The morning chop made for a slow start to our day, but we finished very strong. We joined Capt Alex and the Moore crew for a wide open trout bite. We put up the Boat Monkey Corks on this bite. The fish were holding deeper in 5 to 6 feet of water. We put the tandem rigs on and went to work. Emile had the hot hand and was slinging em in two at a time.

When it came time to leave, the engine would not turn over. While I had to switch over to one of my trolling motor batteries another charter boat stayed close by to keep watch over us. Many thanks to Capt Paul Leoni for sitting on standby. Our other boats were on their way in and out of radio range.

FYI, when you purchase a new battery, take the extra 2 minutes and have them test it. Two days/trips later, I had the same issue. When I brought the brand new battery back, they tested it and told me the cells were bad. Got in a rush, and I paid for it. Cost me several hours of much needed sleep switching batteries. Assume NOTHING!!!





****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.
Be sure and check our 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

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Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 4:50:02 PM

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Sheila

Ocean springs, MS USA

So, Is it true? "Beachwater" had a guy on his boat (2) weeks ago, WE all know what happened. And you ALL will too!!!

Concerned

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8:29:55 AM

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Snapper Turtle

Bay St. Louis, MS USA

I could careless about Snapper fishing / Snapper Season , soo tired of all the whiners !!!
Rules are Rules !!!
Fish & BE HAPPY , Thank God your able to fish !!!! some people can't even fish so stop whining allready !!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 3:38:14 AM

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One More Cast

Long Beach, MS USA

Who else is unhappy about only getting one weekend to snapper fish in federal waters? What can we do about it?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 4:20:49 PM

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rick

ocean springs, MS USA

Went out last week snapper fishing, did pretty good, tried a few wrecks and caught 10-18lb nice snapper. Lots of small fish too 16-20inches, So why don't they open the season longer for us?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 @ 12:26:36 PM

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One More Cast

Long Beach, MS USA

I enjoyed a long day on the water this past Saturday with Mike Lane and Wanda Stewart. We launched out of Pass Christian and headed South. There were the remnants of strong storm over Breton Sound which made the trip out choppy, so we headed towards Freemason to ensure going around the storm. We crossed Chandelier at the South end and started looking for deep water. We started fishing rigs at 40 ft deep and caught several smaller red snapper, and tossed them looking for bigger ones. We ended up in 180 ft of water and found a rig with one other boater tied on it. After asking their permission to tie up on the other side, we began fishing in earnest,although still catching smaller size snapper. We were about 72 miles SSE of Pass and had traveled 99 miles getting there. (19 ft Boston Whaler Outrage w/ 135 Evinrude) Mike and Wanda were real warriors but we needed to start heading back in. We stopped back at about 80ft depth region and Mike and Wanda caught a nice snapper while a big Jack Creval kicked my butt. We continued back in and tried catching trout at Chandelier and Freemason, but were too worn out to put more into it. Pointed back to the Pass and made it in with the fuel guage saying we were really close. Upon refueling, I still had at least 15 gallon of reserve, which made me feel better. Very long day with over 158 miles traveled over the water for 1 big and 4 small snapper, but very much a learning experience. Mike and Wanda were great fishing buddies and I would recommend bringing them out anytime. I'll let Wanda post the pics.

Great catch today fishing with RodnReel Mike Lane and Mark Williams

Posted by Wanda Stewart on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 @ 11:24:40 AM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

fish the pass christian side of the bay
around all the scores of busted up
piers.  flounder on the bottom. should
pick up some trout/reds.

Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 8:44:25 PM

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Wayne

Bay St. Louis, MS USA

Anyone willing to tip off a fellow fisherman and tell me a good spot to fish in Bay St. Louis off the shore to put my son on some reds or flounder he is just starting out I would like to make it enjoyable for his first time fishing.
Thanks in Advance , Wayne

Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 5:56:50 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

trout around Door island / Point
saturday.  the live shrimp were so
small, the plastics were just as good.
skunked at cabbage reef.

Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 5:39:27 AM

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John A

Biloxi, MS USA

Planning to fish for snapper on Tuesday but notice there is almost no tide that day. Will snapper bite when  there is no tide?

Saturday, June 6, 2015 @ 10:25:29 AM

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fisheater

Biloxi, MS USA

No,talking about tuesday. Big Bryan went again thursday. they are mad at the snapper. another skull whackin. this is the best offshore weather i have ever seen for snapper fishing. fill up the freezers.

Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 10:06:57 AM

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latimer

latimer, MS USA

fisheater were those idiots back out yesterday or are you talking about tuesday???????????

Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 1:47:17 PM

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fisheater

Biloxi, MS USA

Well latimer you missed another good day. Me, big bryan, his brotherinlaw and 3 youngsters had 12 snapper ALL over 18 pds. thats right. AND 5 ling off the same standpipe. we were chumming snapper to surface and ling. to the idiots in the brand new sea hunt bay boat: when you see someone tied up or anchored and see a slick behind them don't ride through their slick.  

Thursday, June 4, 2015 @ 8:46:06 AM

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Sow Trout

Long Beach, MS USA

Mr. Bill,
   Sounds like I may have been wading near you
before. You know the funny thing about this type
fishing that "We" do, and are talking about is I
grew up here on the coast. I have had a ton of
fun fishing out of a boat and will never push
against those that do. I still have a boat but I can
honestly say that no one has ever waded right
up to me when I'm catching fish like was
happening to me before I started getting back
into wade fishing. Maybe it is the fact the people
that wade fish caint move to quickly to disturb
the feeding frenzy that allows me and my co-
wade fisherman to enjoy. And I have never had a
boat pull up on me while wading with the
exception of the BMR. Then again it may be that
I just am finally on to something and the
changing of times. I rarely go buy bait but if I do
it is next to impossible to get good bait without
having to stand in line at 4:15 in the morning.
Never the less I think I might have stumbled up
on the new way to go get em. Sure is peacefull
on the beach front. So many areas to fish. So
yea it is fun in the boat but sometimes it is more
peaceful walking across the sand in the water
and have the same kind of fun without all the
ruckus of fishing amount all the boaters because
it is getting really rare to be out in a boat with the
Bite starting and look up to see your being
invaded by boats from every direction. Just
laying your rod down to fool the guy in the boat
just passing watching to see if your catching fish
and then pull in on ya. That trick doesn't work
anymore. Maybe with all the artificial reefs that
have been placed has realeved some people of
this type thing happening. Would like to hope so.
I don't always catch fish but I always have a
peaceful morning most every time I go.  Good
luck Mr. Bill and hope to see ya wading one
morning. Yea and maybe I will post a picture one
day. But it's been years since I've showed my
catch. I'm sure some old pictures are archived.
Good luck and have a great any fishing.
Sow Trout

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 7:47:44 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Pretty sure all the pics with this report are gonna tell the story, but I am still gonna try. We put up a few pics here, but there are over 60 on the Shore Thing website with the report

http://shorethingcharters.blogspot.com/2015/06/girls-in-bikinis-fishing-all-boats-have.html

We have been running non stop and on very little sleep this time of year. For the most part, the weather has been really nice. The boats have been scattered from right off the beaches in Waveland to way down south in the LA Marsh. All points in between have been fished as well. The trout, reds, drum, flounder, sheepshead, triple tail and even a few sharks have been keeping us busy.
Had 3 generations of Samson Men on Sunday. Roland, Skipper and John were out for a quick near shore trip. Gotta give it to Skipper, he did the most damage. The drum, sheepshead and red fish seemed to just flock to his shrimp. Very fun trash talking bunch of guys, that caught an absolute pile of fish, or Skipper did...
Capt Darren had the Montjoy family along with him on Sunday. Rae and Betsy brought the lil ones for a great day down in the LA Marsh. Rae is old school "coast trash", and yes that is a term of respect. Darren said they all did great on the specks, and they brought in around 40 something fish. Even got treated to a flat calm ride in. Saw them at the dock, nuthin but sunburns and smiles for them.
Monday, new comer Jerry Adams was in town with his son-in-law. They were traveling and not wanting to keep fish. All they wanted to do was catch a variety of fish to take pictures of. We were able to fish in the LA Marsh and on the near shore reefs. Covered plenty of water but it was well worth it. When the smoke cleared, we had caught: red fish, speckled trout, triple tail, black drum, sheepshead, bull sharks, croakers and several more in the trash fish category. To end the day with a bang, Jerry even went 1 for 2 on the massive gar in the canal.
Capt Matt was out with the Legrange crew. Gotta thank my old buddy Emile Craig for setting this trip up for Ed. Capt Matt said this crew could hold their own with the trout. The boys were able to use the live shrimp and the Matrix soft plastics to get well over 60 trout! Capt Matt even got help from Al at the cleaning table on the trout.
Capt Kenny was out with Cal and Mac. These two have been with Capt Kenny on some absolute trout slaughters. They got an early start and found some rather large sparkle trout. I got to see the fish back at the dock and they were fat. They even grabbed a triple tail and a red fish on the way home.
Capt Matt has been on a good run with the trout. He had the Johnson crew and was back in the 60ish club with the trout again. It has certainly worked in his favor that the shrimp we have been getting from Bordages Marina have been perfect sized. Not to big and not too small.
Tuesday, Capt Kenny was out with some trained killers, The Stringer Crew. Chad has been fishing with Kenny for years, and this trip was one of the better ones. They were able to get a big limit of trout, some triple tail and red fish, and looked good doing it. Days like that are why the boys have been coming back for years to fish with Capt Kenny.
And then we get to the 2 days with MS Toursim(Mike Jones), writer/photographer John "Bubba" Phillips, along with Bikini Models Meaghan and Allie. Mike and the good folks with MS Tourism do a fantastic job promoting the outdoors in the great state of Mississippi. The two days we all spent together were more about pictures than the fishing. As usual, just about every fish we caught resulted in 30 minutes of pictures. Safe to say, we completely shut down fishing at some of the reefs in the MS Sound on Tuesday. John even brought a blow up fishing inner tube boat, "The Bubba Boat". Between the bikinis and John floating around the boat snapping pictures, we got a few stares from the other boaters. We did do well  with the variety of species. We caught trout, bull reds, slot reds, sharks, flounder, triple tails, sheepshead, and drum. The girls enjoyed the small bull sharks we caught more than anything. Big Thank You to Thomas Genin and the staff at the Blind Tiger Restaurant in downtown Bay St Louis. They prepared their catch and knocked their socks off! Thanks TBT!!!
We have also been getting several calls about the Fishing/Lodging/Dinning packages with the Silver Slipper Casino, right next to our dock in Bayou Caddy.

Here are the basic details of what is included:



Fishing Charter Package Includes - $550 plus tax for the Barrier Islands, LA Marsh or the Chandeleur Sound.

ˇ         One night stay at the Slipper

ˇ         2 Buffets

ˇ         4-5 Hour Charter

ˇ         $25 per person up charge for the Fresh Catch option in the Blue Bayou

ˇ         Price based on 1-2 people & $75 for each additional person.  12 an under fish free.

InShore Charter Package Includes - $450 plus tax

ˇ         One night stay at the Slipper

ˇ         2 Buffets

ˇ         4 Hour Charter

ˇ         $25 per person up charge for the Fresh Catch option in the Blue Bayou

ˇ         Price based on 1-2 people & $50 for each additional person.  12 an under fish free.



Additional notes in regards to License *

               LOUISIANA CHARTER PASSENGER LICENSE

If you do not have a VALID Louisiana fishing license and you are going on a LA Marsh Trip, you will need a LA Charter Pass($10). In Mississippi waters you are legal under the boats license, but in Louisiana the Guide and the passengers are REQUIRED to purchase licenses. To purchase a LA Charter Pass:

Phone 888-765-2602

Internethttps://www1.la.wildlifelicense.com/start.php

Waveland Walmart (outdoor section)

460 U.S. 90 Waveland, MS


****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.
Be sure and check our 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

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 6:47:13 PM

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latimer

latimer, MS USA

Well we got them again yesterday, me fisheater big bryan and 4 youngsters. Had 14 red snapper all 15-20 lbs, 6 grey snapper, and 4 ling. Big bryan has a BIG cooler in his boat I think about a 300 quart and it was to the rim. Fisheater and big bryan went again this morning. we will see.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 11:07:39 AM

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One More Cast

Long Beach, MS USA

Planning on fishing next Saturday and have an empty boat. 19 ft whaler, wanting to head to rigs south of Chandelier in am for snapper. Then finish day at Chandelier topping off with trout and red fish if the weather permits. Reply if interested.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 8:31:45 PM

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Mr Bill

Long Beach, MS USA

You are soo right sow trout. I have been doing decent wading just east of long beach harbor. The invent of bay boats and map gps's has ruined the La marsh and most other places that use to be good fishing and required knowledge to navigate.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 9:18:54 AM

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Sow Trout

Gulfport, MS USA

Well it's been several years since I reported on
this web sight. I use to report all my catches and
reveal the ares in which we or I always caught
our fish and fished the La Marsh on a regular
Basis. Well since Katrina hit "Misissippi I had lost
my urge to go get Em. Last year I moved from
Diamondhead Back to My home town on the
coast and my brother talked me into fishing
again. But this has been a real expierenced for
my brother and I seeing that we both always
have motored out to the island and marsh area. I
have learned a lot this past 2 years and have
taken up the sport from a different angle as we
did when we were kids. Wade fishing the
beachfront from Bay Saint Louis to Biloxi and I
can honestly say I have caught my limit wade
fishing the beachfront as well as I use to in my
boat. It seems to be easier to catch fish from the
standpoint of no one pulls up , slings their
anchor and scares off the fish. Not to speak
about the cost of running and the upkeep of a
boat. The size of Fish have truely outweighed
the school trout we use to chase. In our boats.
This season has really started well for us and the
Gulfport area has been the hotspot. So many
places to wade fish I have really caught some
nice fish this year. Just may post a picture soon
to show that their is hope for nearshore wading
along the gulf coast. Fresh water seems to be a
factor in slowing things down but it's getting
better every day. So, if you lost everything in"the
Storm" try nearshore wading. You just might get.
Back into the fun of catching a nice stringer of
fish.
 Good Fishing
Sow Trout

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 6:00:53 AM

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fisheater

biloxi, MS USA

Me, big Bryan, latimer and some young
anglers made the trek looking for the
endangered red snapper. Only took one
stop. Had our limit of 16 in 30
minutes. 18-24" fish. 9 miles south of
petit bois in 65 feet of water. First
two on bottom then the Wolfpack came to
the top. Free lined to them. Will be
back at them the rest of the week.

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 6:21:53 PM

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jusaddwater

D'Iberville, MS USA

Beachwater info 228-875-7804  228-219-
0207. Capt Dean Gladney

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 5:38:33 PM

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Rick

Hattisburg, MS USA

Looking for the Beachwater for a trip? any info would be appreciated.

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 4:23:50 PM

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Fishhuntlures

Pearlington, MS USA

I trip to the marsh with my home made topwater
shrimp. http://youtu.be/u-uXo3mauTE

Monday, June 1, 2015 @ 11:25:13 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

With the good weather we have had the last few days, the boats have been running and gunning. The fleet has run 20 something trips since Wednesday, and the fishing has been good. With the shrimp and the birds working in the LA Marsh, finding trout has not been a problem. Finding keeper trout has been the toughest hurdle to cross. The magic combo for us has been diving birds over shell bottoms in 6 foot of water or less. There have been a few wildcard flocks of birds that have saved the day too.
Spent the first part of the week with gang from Guice Offshore. Day one I had Nathan and his sons Tyler and Deacon. Young Deacon has stepped up his game this year. Normally he just hangs out on the boat, and makes his own fun. This year he has really taken to catching fish. We found one of the better trout bites we have been on, and he an I went to cracking on them. Sure we missed more than we caught, but he is really getting good. We kept close to 30, but getting lil buddy to take a bigger role in the catching fish, made Nathans day. The fresh trout fillets did not hurt his feelings either....
Got to fish next to Ray and Kenny the first part of the morning, they were stroking some trout too with the Gaskin Gang.
Thursday, Billy Guice came with his buddy Eric Kravette. We did the stick n move thing all day, but caught fish at every stop. Live bait under the Boat Monkey Corks or putting Matrix plastics under them nabbed the boys 50 trout. The bite was so good at some stops that the trout would hit the baits and jump out of the water next to the cork, attached to the hook. We even hooked into 4 bull reds in the bird trout. Only got one to the boat, but every one we hooked completely shut down our trout. In 15 feet of open water we found diving gulls. Had to try it, and glad we did. Our last few fish came in just a few casts. Thought for sure it was gonna be sail cats, but was pleasantly surprised with keeper trout, not huge, but keepers. We did get Eric his first ever triple tail, and it was a keeper! Two minutes later we caught a baby one and put a tag in it. Been seeing a good many of the baby ones, hopefully the mommas and daddies are not to far behind.
That same day, Kenny was out an about with our old buddy Casey Hoyt and his family. They had the whole tribe. They were able to catch some big trout, red fish and triple tail before getting the lil ones back before it got too hot.
Our man Capt Brian has had one heck of week, on an off the water. He has been putting in some long hours, picking through the bird trout, playing with the bull reds and looking for triple tails. Just in the last few days, he has broken his Talon(spike anchor), taken a hook to the skull and blown a trailer bearing. Gotta give it to him, he fished with the hook in his head, and never missed a beat. He removed that spike anchor, at the dock, quicker than an Indy pit crew. The trailer bearing, there is only person that can fix a problem that fast, Kevin be thy name! Even though his new boat does not have a Sport Trail Trailer, Kevin Desselle was nice enough to patch him up so he would not miss the next days work. Everything breaks in our line work, its just being able to get it fixed by good people like Kevin has that keep us fishing everyday.
Friday, our good pal Christian Chauvin was flying solo with me. He had a family thing to get back for, but wanted some trout to take to it. We went straight to the marsh and found a couple good flocks of birds. The shrimp jumping out of the water were freaking huge! We got his 25 fish and went looking for triple tail. Went 0 for 0 and got him home early in time to keep Mrs Chauvin happy. Capt Jimmy Ray was fishing around us most of the morning. He had Mr Harlen, his wife and a stow-a-way even snuck on board. Mr Harlen and Jimmy have become good friends and hunting buddies. He insisted that Jimmy bring his lovely wife Tiffany along for the day. Perfect day to have on the boat. Nice and calm in the morning and plenty of action on the trout. Very nice of Mr Harlen to allow Jimmy to bring Tiffany along, they seldom get to fish together these days.
Capt Matt has been lurking of the shadows of the marsh all week. His crews have been more about the red fish than the school trout. No better guy to have steering the trolling motor than the mighty Matt. He has been coming in with some impressive catches of beautiful slot reds and puppy drum. He still makes a few stops for his trout fix, but he has been crushing those red fish.
Capt "Eco-Tour" Alex has been doing his thing down south in the Marsh. The bull reds have been reeking havoc on his tackle, but he has been up to the challenge. He did get a somewhat different charter on Friday from the Heyhurst crew. They are looking at land on the water. Alex grew up on the Jourdan River, so he was a perfect tour guide. He did get the happy couple make a few stops for some fishing. As expected, they caught fish at every stop. They caught flounder, slot reds, trout, sheepshead, and black drum. Pretty sure they forced him to stop fishing, and see more properties. Poor ole Alex....
Snuck in one near shore trip this week with the Clark Crew (Trent, Crystal, Travis and Jessica). Trent and Crystal came late last summer and we hammered some big trout. They wanted to bring their friends and pick a fight with some big critters. Always up for a scuffle, the red and black drums were happy to oblige. The girls were putting on a clinic at the reefs, but when we got into the Bay, the boys took the title. We released several fish in the 40lb club, and kept several of the smaller ones for the grease release. Water was dirty as you would ever want to see, but the shrimp on bottom got them to eat. Surprise of the day was seeing a small triple tail on the way home. We knew it was gonna be a tag worthy fish, but Trent had never caught one. Once cast with a live shrimp, a quick pick, a tag and he was released.
Happy to report the Silver Slipper Casino HOTEL, is now open for business!!! The Slipper is a couple hundred yards from the Shore Thing Charters World Headquarters on Bayou Caddy. The good people at the Slipper approached us last year about setting up lodging and fishing packages with them and we jumped at the opportunity. Could not be happier with having such nice accommodations and such a professional staff at the Slipper in our front yard. If anyone wants more info about lodging/fishing/meal packages, here is the link for more info:  http://silverslipper-ms.com/hotel/packages/charter-fishing/. The Blue Bayou Restaurant over looking the MS Sound will even prepare your fresh catch!!! Definitely plan ahead, it looks like they are gonna be very busy. I have no clue when it will slow down for Shore Thing, not complaining....
I am well aware we did not get to hit on every trip we ran. Got as many pics I could off the other guides. We may stretch the truth, but they never lie.
****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.
Be sure and check our 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

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Big Guy

Pass Christian, MS USA

I have fished out of the Pass for a very long time.
There have always been some fisher persons I
would define as less than knowledgable...in the
simple subject of fishing manners.  That being
said in the last few years with the advent of
really speedy boats this condition has
magnified.IFyou catch a fish you will be
surrounded by nut cases and then no one
catches any fish. Two trips ago we were circled
by one boat...no more fish. Today we caught a
few and there were five boats on top of us...no
more fish.  So Sad!!!   Now I feel better...it will
happen again...

Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 4:16:47 PM

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Tripletail

Diamondhead, MS USA

Wow, Sheila, your vacation options must
be extremely limited.  I mean, stay
away from any city because you're
likely to be shot.  Stay away from the
midwest because you'll be sucked up by
a tornado.  Can't go to California
because you'll end up falling into the
Pacific Ocean.  Stay out of Central
America or you'll get hooked on drugs
or kidnapped.  Can't go to Europe
because Isis will get ya.  Africa is
out because of Ebola and air pollution
elliminates China.  No tropical islands
because of the darned volcanoes and
Washington D.C. is full of crooks, so
its out.  Canada is out because, well,
we both know how those Canadians are -
wink, wink:) I guess that only leaves
two options: 1) the poles; but you'll
spend a fortune on warm clothing and,
well, nevermind, too many man eating
Polar Bears there; 2) stay home and
bore the hell out of everybody there or
you could put a dancing pole in your
living room and start a second career.
. . . Just saying.

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 10:01:31 PM

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wise old owl

biloxi, MS USA

Sheila you might want to stay off dat
Pirates of Da Caribbean ride !!!

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 1:29:12 PM

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Big Bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Me and fisheater had good day yesterday. Bayou cumbest area. Live shrimp under cork again, limit by 8am. Sheila you need to quit worrying so much doll, come on in the waters fine. :P

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 8:26:03 AM

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sheila

ocean springs, MS USA

Having so much fun at Disney NOW! By the way to all of you, watch the local news, We know the charter boat he was on, and have all the info.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 12:45:56 PM

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One More Cast

Long Beach, MS USA

I have not been feeling the love out there lately. Saturday morning we launched from the Pass. No live bait, first bad sign. Woke up early, still launched late. Bounced out to Pete, the water was muddy. Decided to run westerly along the protected shoreline to 3 mile. Turned south into uncharted territory. Finally found some birds working on a point and shut down to go in on stealth mode...another boat goes full throttle right in the center of the birds to chase them away. Both boys tangled up their fishing lines...1 trout. Ended up South of martin island with 3 foot seas. Tried to fish my way back in and broke my good reel. Shut down because I saw a triple tail, then the oil alarm started bleeping. 71 miles over the water, 22 gallons fuel and $50 in ice drinks and snacks for 1 trout. Can't wait to try again. I hope the water gets better.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 5:02:13 PM

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Marsh Rat

Pascagoula, MS USA

Sheila,

Who is "they" and "them"? There is no grand conspiracy to hide vibrio infections. Infections are widely reported. Just google it. It's always been in warm waters from TX all the way around to your neck of the woods. Everyone down here is very careful about going into the water with exposed cuts/abrasions, but it is mainly a concern for those with depressed immune systems. C'mon down! Your money will go way farther here than at Disney! The seafood is tasty and the water is fine.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 11:34:58 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

The weather has given the guides some much needed time off the last two days. Saturday was the last day the fleet ran. Some of the boats rolled across to the LA Marsh, and some stayed in MS waters. It was the last "decent" day of weather we would see for the next few days. Did have some great news from the boats that ran across to the marsh. Capt Kenny, running one of the two boats on the Aldredge crew. They went 3 FOR 3 on Triple Tails!!! Two of the fish were over 18 inches and one was a throw back. They were able to put a great box of speckled trout and battle with bull reds. Earlier in the week there was huge clumps of Sargasso clumps pushing in. Over the past few years, that is usually what the first wave of triple tails move in. Hopefully it is a sign of great things to come.
The boats fishing in close found plenty of fish also. I had three generations on the boat. Amy Bailey had arranged a trip for her dad, brother and her two sons. Judge Deas, Ivey, Connor and Klein, and they were out for blood. Even in bumpy seas with dozens of boats around us, these guys put on a clinic. The boys were on a mission and the fish were coming over the side all morning. Mostly puppy drum and big sea monsters, but we had a couple trout and sheepshead mixed in. The live shrimp and dead shrimp on the bottom were the ticket. When the fish box was 6 inches from closing and we had fish on the deck, I pointed the boat to the dock.
We bumped into Capt Matt, with the very festive McCraney crew. They were fishing the Fai Do Do Rodeo and looked good doing it. Bo McCraney and his merry band of misfits were doing well on the drum, reds and trout. Poor ole Capt Matt was actually on a decent trout bite at one of the reefs. A 40 foot motor yacht dropped anchor right on top of him. Labor Day Weekend Saturday, you kinda just had to laugh at it. We both had boxes of fish, but must have seen 100 boats.

****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.
Be sure and check our videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 11:00:38 AM

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mary

gulfport, MS USA

Its along your coast too.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 2:36:01 PM

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Sheila

Morrisville, NC USA

O, I want to know why are they keeping this flesh Eating Disease a secret? I have heard that ALL the cases are UP all along the coast from Florida to Texas. Just the other day on Facebook A man from Ft. Myers lost his leg and I have heard of at least 3 other cases in Mississippi. So I guess they are keeping quite, Well we will see what they say if it happens to one of them! I am not coming to the coast this year!! going to Disney.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 5:15:53 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

What a week of great fishing!!!
The Shore Thing Fishing Charters fleet has run over 25 trips in the last 5 days. For most of the week, we got treated to calm seas, hungry fish, and very happy customers. Very pleased the guides have been taking pictures of their trips. There is no way to keep up with all the trips. We put plenty of pics up here, but there is a TON of them on the Shore Thing Site (reports) www.shorethingcharters.com
Tuesday we had the Timber Man, Mike Broome back for his 4th trip this year with Shore Thing Charters. He was fishing with Mrs Linda, Courtney and Brandon. The boys and girls put in a long day, but they returned with 100 SPECKLED TROUT, a couple bull reds and only one injury. Poor Mike took a hook to the cheek. When I spoke to him on the phone, he was a good sport about the whole thing. He figured since he has been fishing with Shore Thing for the past 4 years the laws of probability were against him. He has two more trips in the next few weeks booked, we may have to get him a helmet or welders mask to fish in?...
With 5 or more crews leaving the dock each day, it has been fun, but very chaotic. The best part of fishing this time of year, is our crews working together to find the fish and stay on the bites. Calling each other in on keeper schools of trout, or packs of hungry bull reds has made for a fantastic week on the water.
Capt "Slay" Ray Necaise has been keeping his crews on a steady bite all week. We joined him early one morning down in the LA Marsh. I had my ole buddy Jim Metcalfe and his buddies Bill and Dave. Ray only had one customer on his boat, Mr Noel. They were slinging the big live shrimps in 4 feet of water over oyster shells. From a distance, all you could see was white splashes coming to the boat(big trout). We eased in on the trolling motor and went to work. We have been getting some miles out of the Boat Monkey Popping Corks. The live shrimp are sitting 2 1/2 feet under the corks with a 1 or 2/0 khale hook. If the shrimp are really big a small split shot weight will keep them down deep. Gotta admit, it is a little sadistic taking that split shot off and watching those trout chase that shrimp to the surface to smash them.
The diving birds and jumping shrimp have been making life very easy. Yes, you may have to pick through plenty of small fish, but even the small fish are encouraging. Those 11 and 3/4 inch trout should be plenty big enough to keep in the late summer or fall. Some of the flocks of birds are holding plenty of keepers, you just gotta stick and move till you find the right ones. All in all, the trout fishing is 100 X's better than it was in 2014. Looks like there are great things headed our way in the coming months!
Taking advantage of the higher tides later in the morning, all the boats have been doing a number on the big bull reds. The first day of my two day run with the Metcalfe crew, we joined 4 of the boats working a big school of bulls in about 3 feet of water in a bay. Captians Kenny, Darien, and Alex were working a 3 boat trip with the Williams crew. Capt Brian was there close by with the Griffen Gang. We were last ones to the party, but the party did not stop. Some of the boats pulled away to look for trout, they got worn out on the bulls. We slid right in, hooked 4 and landed 2. They were hitting anything, but Captains Kenny and Brian were really slamming them with live croakers on the Carolina rigs.
With the nice weather, we still have customers that opt for the shorter trips. Capt Kenny took the Thomas crew out for one of our shorter MS near shore trips, earlier in the week. They got all they wanted a couple of minutes from the dock. Judging from pics he sent, they caught some massive black drum. With fun fishing in close, its hard to not enjoy those big fish. When this rain and fresh water runs its course, the trout fishing should be off the charts good in MS waters shortly. For now, its mostly drum, reds, and a few trout and flounder. There are worse ways to spend the day...
A-A-Ron Oliver was nice enough to bring some folks down to fish two days. Gotta thank our old buddy Kenny Monti for helping set this all up. Capt Alex fished them on the first day, and I got em on day 2. Great crew, they got very lucky on the weather and the fishing. Both days, they got treated to plenty of speckled trout. Had to get A-A-Ron his bull red before he left. Luckily we stumbled into a good bite working some shell banks in 2-3 feet of water. He even got it on the lightest rod on the boat, on a mini Okuma Caymus spinning reel. We got 3 more before the day was over. Best part of the day was fishing next to Capt Darien. Capt D had Bragg Williams, Mr Larry and "The Chef". They were working on some good keeper trout. Capt Kenny and I had loaded the live wells with perfect finger mullet earlier that morning. We used them on the Carolina rigs and they were getting smoked! The live shrimp under the popping corks worked fine, but those mullet were grabbing some big fish.
Highlight of the day was watching Ed Richardson and young Baxter do battle with some nice trout and big bull reds on Capt Kennys boat. They even locked horns with a massive stingray that lil Baxter thought was the biggest bull of the day. Always a treat watching the youngsters catching fish, it never gets old.
Many of our customers are really enjoying bringing their freshly cleaned fish to the Blind Tiger Restaurant, in beautiful down town Bay St. Louis. The Peak crew that Capt Darien fished this week, took their fish there not once, but twice! The crew at the Blind Tiger has gone above and beyond with their level of service.  They have are pampering our customers and making for a memorable South Mississippi Experience. Thanks TBT!!!

****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.
Be sure and check our videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zPtztzBT0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr0twtm3Bng

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Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 2:16:22 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

me and fisheater had another good day thurs in the cumbest area!!! 30 better than average trout and 4 sheepies and 2 reds. all a 90 quart cooler wanted. live shrimp 18" under a cork.

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 7:57:30 AM

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chris g

keesler AFB, MS USA

Thanks to everyones advice and emails. I havnt brought my boat down yet still in base housing but when i do i want to hook up with some of yall. did catch a bunch of croaker and two small red drum off the drive on pier wed evening.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 1:59:53 PM

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