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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

We were booked most of last week, but the wind and rain caused the majority of the trips to reschedule. Like we tell all of our customers, if it is not safe or productive, we don't want any part of it. On the days we could get out, big fish were what most of the sights were set on. Cinderella story of the week was when Capt Darren grabbed the best weather day and threw a Hail Mary down in the LA Marsh. He found a great trout and red bite, one of the better ones we have seen in weeks. Happy to see it, but the weather kept us from getting back to it, and we were only able to fish in close. The near shore fishing was great on the big critters(bull reds, black drum, sharks and jacks), but we are all wanting to get the fish Darren found.

Myself, along with Captains Kenny, Matt and Tom got to fish the boys from St Stanislaus over the weekend. We had young men from all over the globe for several hours. Many of these boys had never been on a boat. We caught reds, drum, flounder, sharks, jacks and just a great day on the water.

Hopefully these last few days of South wind has pushed some salty, oxygen rich waters into the hunting grounds. In a perfect scenario, it would have stacked up plenty of bait and trout into the marsh for us. We have trips rolling all week and plan to check every where and everything.

We still have boats open if anyone wants to come and wet a line. Been seeing more 4-wheelers and tree stands being pulled behind trucks driving through town than boats. Now that hunters have started getting into the woods and school is back in full swing, the fishing pressure is way down. The seemingly unlimited number of Spring and Summer throw back trout we battled earlier in the year, should be ripe for the picking in the coming months. Give us a call if you want to set something up for fall.

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Monday, September 1, 2014 @ 7:36:57 AM

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Mike Lane

NEW ORLEANS, LA United States

You are invited!

Save Louisiana Coalition’s 2nd Annual

“Battle for the Bayou Bash” Fundraiser & Silent Auction
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
Saturday, September 6, 2014 6:00PM – 10:00PM

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The Save Louisiana Coalition would like your help making our 2nd annual “Battle for the Bayou Bash” an even bigger success than the first! There will be live entertainment, Louisiana seafood, silent auctions, and much more. The proceeds from the event will help in the Save Louisiana Coalition’s efforts to support the responsible restoration of coastal Louisiana while protecting our heritage, culture, and the seafood industry that so many in our community rely on. The event will feature live music from Harvey Jesus & Fire!

Reserved tables are going fast, and we are expecting that they will sell out. If you want to be assured a seat, call or email, KerriLubrano@gmail.com / 504- 416-9853, to get yours reserved immediately! We are expecting a great turn out this year, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone of you at this wonderful event! Please call and make your reservation!

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 9:26:00 AM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising

New Orleans , LA USA

Thanks to all of you, missing those great reports made me go back and retrieve a few pics that have become a favorite of mine. We caught our limit of speckled trout that day out of Venice Louisiana.

The weather was perfect and Captain Louis was a champ at finding them.

It was my first catch at the Redfish, and my lady friends thought it was the bomb of a picture.

Secret Formula, One of the pack, Jazzy trout, All the weekend warriors give me words to live by.

I appreciate ALL the advice and ALL suggestions on how to fish where to fish, and even how to cook the fish.

We all share the same passion for CATCHIN.

The open water is my sanctuary, no matter the heat, the cold,wind,or rain.

At the end of the day, it was worth every minute. If any of you ever have an empty spot on your boat, call me up, Wanda Stewart and Mike Lane will fill it.

So I wish you all a great weekend and if you get stuck inside share some of your favorite photos with RodnReel. or stories,

Special Thanks to Captain Louis for taking Mike Lane and I out CATCHIN. Also to Captain Jack Payne out of Delacroix and Reelseaman who is an avid fisherman when he isn"t working his own business of selling and installing SUNSETTER AWNINGS

You can't beat a Venice Sunset or Sunrise I love them both.

Secret Formula, sorry to hear about your boat and the missing part, but I would tend to be on the side of the culprit if I read your last report correctly. Sometimes the boat needs a break as well as the owner. And I believe the culprit is making a strong statement about liking your company.

Your boat will still be there next week, enjoy your weekend and have a beer or two for me.  
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Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 9:17:41 AM

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Johnny

Gulfport, MS USA

Mississippi recreational anglers need to show up to the Gulf Council Meeting at the Beau Rivage for the public comment period on August 27th (Wednesday) from 5:30-8:30 and provide comments in opposition to Amendment 40 / Sector Separation. This week the Gulf Council is contemplating giving away our red snapper fishery to private interests by piecing off 1/2 of the recreational harvest and giving it to charter for hire operators - next month it may be amberjack, triggerfish, grouper or some other favorite target. Don't sit by and let the Gulf Council divide recreational anglers and privatize our public resources as a means of managing any fishery. Your voice matters and the Gulf Council is meeting right in our back yard, so take part in the process.

Your CCA Mississippi working for you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 9:51:07 AM

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CCA Mississippi

Gulfport, MS USA

Mississippi recreational anglers need to show up to
the Gulf Council Meeting at the Beau Rivage for the
public comment period on August 27th (Wednesday)
from 5:30-8:30 and provide comments in opposition
to Amendment 40 / Sector Separation. This week the
Gulf Council is contemplating giving away our red
snapper fishery to private interests by piecing off 1/2
of the recreational harvest and giving it to charter for
hire operators - next month it may be amberjack,
triggerfish, grouper or some other favorite target.
Don't sit by and let the Gulf Council divide
recreational anglers and privatize our public
resources as a means of managing any fishery. Your
voice matters and the Gulf Council is meeting right in
our back yard, so take part in the process.

Your CCA Mississippi working for you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 9:15:28 AM

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Speckcrusader

Baton Rouge/Pass Christian, LA USA

Amen to Captn. Sonny’s comment about fishing pictures and video games. Last week I had the priceless experience of having my two Daughters fish with me. Since one lives in Houston and both have 2 teenage children it is not often they make that happen. So it was just me and the girls, as the wife, teenage Grandchildren and hubbies stayed home. Just Daddy and the two daughters on a hunt for the elusive silver wonders and whatever else we could entice to bite our lines. Well, we had a hard time getting a good number of keeper trout but we did get to ice a few. However, some bull reds came knocking. My younger daughter caught the biggest one ever for her. It didn’t want to come visit us at the boat but she did a great job getting er done. Even Daddy got into the mix, using a live croaker caught by my older daughter. Both were released to live on in our beautiful SE La. Marshlands. I have attached a few pictures. For me, this was one of the greatest fishing trips of my life. Daddy and daughters on the water enjoying a  fishing adventure on that beautiful day. Taking family and friends fishing is what it is all about; the catching is the cherry on top.
For me, I took my kids fishing for a memory of a lifetime. The age of the participants should not be a consideration.  The heck with video games!!

David

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 @ 6:12:46 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

i'm from metairie, but came over to
miss coast. Went out friday with
Shorething Charters with Capt Kenny.  I
had a girl from Texas that had never
been in the gulf must less fish in it,
so rather than get me a bunch of specs,
Capt Kenny did his thing for the Texas
tourist-she hit for the cycle--a few
specs, a redfish, flounder, drum,
sheephead, gaftop, lady fish, even a
small pinfish, catfish, big 50# jack
crevalle, and a shark grabbibg one of
her hooked ladyfish on the top of the
water and taking off at 50 mph with his
fin sticking out of the water just like
a movie !  THe TEXAN could not believe
the variety of fish she caught !!!  She
was totally blown away and amazed !   A
BIG THANKS to Capt. Kenny and
Shorething charters--he knows his biz !

Sunday, August 24, 2014 @ 1:26:15 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Boats have running almost every single day. Still having to hunt for the trout, but catching plenty of other things. The boats have been scouring the reefs, MS Sound, Chandelier Sound and Cat Island in search of the illusive sparkle trout. In between stalks, we have been putting the customers on plenty of bull reds, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, and slot reds. Those looking to pick a fight with something bigger, have been opting do battle with the big jacks, and sharks. The boats have picking up a triple tail here and there, but burning plenty of fuel to find em. Big thing, is just having a game plan and sticking to it. The midday and afternoon temperatures have been just to hot to run around blind. We have been leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the cooler morning temps.
Highlight of my week came with a scheduling conflict due to a late arriving flight. I had the day off and my little girl wanted to catch a shark. We could not fish during Discovery Channels shark week, so this was our make up day. She also wanted to try out here new Hot Pink Okuma 30 Trio spinning reel. Third cast of the morning found here locked into a huge Jack Crevalle. Mrs Capt Schindler converted on the double and we were able to get both in the boat, it was quite an ordeal. Shortly after that we hooked a monster bull shark, that the wife fought like a champ. Just as we were getting ready to hoist it over the side for some pictures, a good buddy of mine rolled up. Shore Thing Charters founder, Capt Mike Thompson pulled up with his two sons and there friends Ronnie and Aiden Vanney. Somehow got all the kids in my boat for the picture and they all got one turn to pet the bull shark before we released it. Was this the safest thing in the world to do? Absolutely not, but have you ever taken a picture of your kids best day playing video games?....
With the young guns back in school and hunting seasons getting close, we have boat(s) open almost every day. Give us a ring or shoot us an email if you wanna go have some fun on the water.

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Sunday, August 24, 2014 @ 12:48:45 PM

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Palmbeach9

Ocean Springs, MS USA

Always wanted to make a fishing trip to Cat Island. Is now the time to go for Speckled Trout? Have a c/c boat w/trolling motor. Where should I go,  live shrimp, artificial? Help out and I will post on my trip.  Thanks

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 9:28:01 AM

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Steve P.

Biloxi, MS USA

Finally made it out on the water yesterday. Left out of Gulfport harbor looking for tripletail, NO LUCK, So continue heading out for Cobia,Tagged (4) landed (1)legal fish, should have went to Block #299!!! TIGHT LINES

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 7:20:21 AM

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halfloun

Bay Saint Louis, MS USA

Are there any croakers for sale in the
Pass?

Planning to throw some top* tomorrow, but
just in case.....

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 3:43:36 PM

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shutt22le

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Going fishing on the 21st, leaving from American Legion Pier in Bay St Louis..  Just wondering is anyone had any location for some trout fishing.. Thanks for any help..

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 9:33:53 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Between the heat and the slower than usual trout bite, we have been seeing a lot of different species coming over the rail.

If the trout bite has been worth staying on, we stay on it. On the days the trout either have lock jaw or are too small to keep, we have been going after other stuff. Gotta tell yall, it has been nice mixing things up. The bull reds have been a great go to species, and most have just been showing up, unannounced. I swear we have seen more Jack Creavalle this year than the last 3 years combined. The drum, sharks, flounder, sheepshead and other critters have certainly made for some fun days  when the sparkle trout aren't snapping. Just been loading for bear in the bait department. Has not been unusual to have shrimp, croakers, mullet and pogies in the live wells. If the trout are not cooperating, we have been chunking out the big baits on the big rods.

Capt Kenny, Chef Frank McNeil and myself got to make a quick run to the Cat Island House with the Hancock Bank boys. Seth and Brent brought out some of their buddies for some fishing, food and fun. Caught some huge trout, big reds, sharks and triple tail. The weather was about as nice as you could have ever wanted for one of those trips.

One thing that has helped in catching some of the bigger fish has been the new toys I got from OKUMA Tackle. They were nice enough to let me try out the new Azores 65s and RTX 80 big game spinning reels. Hands down, two of the smoothest reels I have had the pleasure of using. They have some hoss power behind them too. I have only had them less than a week and the drags have barely strained. We have been breaking them in on big sharks, bull reds, jacks, big black drum and a sting ray as big as the front of my boat. Have no doubt these reels could make quick work of big cobia, tuna and grouper.

Big thanks to the gang at Atlantic Marine for helping me with a prop/fuel issue I was having with the new Yamaha 300. Bobby helped me get a more efficient prop and man did ever help. Got almost another Mile Per Gallon out of the prop change. Fishing hundreds of days a year and traveling thousands of miles in that time. The money I am saving traveling at the same speed makes me smile. Thanks Atlantic Marine. My buddy Dylan Leblanc at the Boat House was nice enough to help me change it out. We get by with a lil help from our friends...

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 5:50:34 PM

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jusaddwater

biloxi, MI USA

Tommy, what type of work are you looking
to have done ?

Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 2:59:05 PM

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Tommy Brunell

slidell, LA USA

I am looking for someone to do some
work on my boat. I have a 31 foot Tiara
in Gulfport. Any help would be
appreciated.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 6:14:49 PM

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Goula Fisher

P'goula, MS USA

Bill-

Ran past the Bait Box about a week ago, and they were open.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 8:35:10 AM

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CCA Mississippi

Gulfport, MS USA

The CCA Mississippi Bay Chapter is holding its monthly tournament on Saturday, August 16th. Get in on some early fishing and friendly competition. It’s only $15 with $10 going to prizes and $5.00 for lunch. Fishing starts at 5:30 and scales close at 1:00 p.m. Split the pot between the biggest trout and the biggest slot red. If you can’t fish, come on by for the weigh in and a fishing story or two.

This is a low key fun event. Please spread the word. We hope to see you there.

More info is available at www.ccamississippi.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/728685283834545/.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 12:57:08 PM

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Bill B

Hattiesburg, MS USA

Is the Bait Box still open and operating?  Thanks for a reply

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 11:40:56 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Another good week on the water, have had boats out every single day, making it do what it do. Between the Shore Thing Fleet, we have covered some water, looking for the best bite we can. The wind and rain normally dictates where we have been fishing though. We have been finding fish in close and deep in the LA Marsh. Everyday has been a different bite with the faster moving tides.

Capt Kenny and Capt Tom had some crews this past week that got treated to a wide open bull red bite in shallow water. The Okuma spinning reels got all they wanted on these big bruisers. Some of the big schools had big jacks in them too. They both had the big fish interrupt their trout bites. Since they both had trout in the box, they let the drags scream.

I have been celebrating Shark week every chance I can with my crews. The joy of summer time fishing, is the variety. It has been nothing to catch well over 10 different species in a day. Trout, reds, flounder, sheepshead, drum, Spanish mackerel, sharks and jacks, to name a few have been keeping our customers busy all week.

When the Hoyt crew was on the boat Thursday we had several wild things happen. One of the largest trout to ever come over the rail of my boat was caught. We had a nice mess of school trout already in the box, but nothing over 14 inches. Out of nowhere, a 26 inch fatty hit a live shrimp on the bottom. Capt Kenny said it would have gone over 5lbs. He sees his fair share of big trout on his boat, I seem to have big trout repellent on mine. Very cool to see, and got some great pics of the big fish.

Again with the Hoyt gang, Mr Max caught a nice bull red with a surprise. When I was taking the hook out, I saw what looked like some yellow string coming out of the fishes mouth. When I pulled the string, a baby stingray came out, it was its tail! Just add it to the list of critters an objects we have yanked out redfish: baby nutria rats, crabs, oyster shells, water bottles, and now sting rays.

Got to spend a lil time with my family out at Cat Island. Just wanted to go play on the island, but the girls talked me into kayak fishing. They were playing in the kayaks and found a popping cork that had a fish attached to it, but could not catch it. I grabbed one of my fishing poles and chased down the cork. Had my lil co-pilot get in the kayak with me. My 4yr old daughter was telling me where to cast. With her expert instruction, we were able to snag the moving cork. Turned out to be a big ole sparkle trout. Fish was big enough to pull me and her around. Got the wife to snap a few pics of us and the big fish, and let it go for another day.

Just been a fun summer with the numerous options. Now that school has started, we have boats open almost everyday. Weekends are still hit or miss, but let us know, and we will try to get you on the water.


****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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
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Saturday, August 9, 2014 @ 5:25:14 PM

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CCA Mississippi

Gulfport, MS USA


CCA Southern Belle Shootout – Ladies Fishing Tournament

CALLING ALL LADY ANGLERS -Do you have your team together for the CCA Mississippi SOUTHERN BELLE SHOOTOUT on August 9th? It’s time for the ladies to take center stage and compete for a few prizes. The men can assist, drive the boat and net fish, but the lady anglers will be the focus. Early registration ends today (Aug. 5)! Get your team registered today to get in on some early entry drawings at the event. Register online at the CCA Mississippi website or at Bay Marina, The Tackle Box, Sports Unlimited, Biloxi Boardwalk, and Gorenflos.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 11:42:51 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA


TROUT TROUT TROUT!!! Bull Reds, Huge Triple Tail and Great Weather!!!!  

Hopefully we are not jinxing things, but the Great Trout Depression of 2014 may be ending. Happy to report, this past week was the best trout fishing in almost TWO months!!! The guides have been coming in with good numbers of school trout from the marsh. Still slinging the Boat Monkey popping corks over Matrix soft plastics. The crews that want to soak live baits have been putting some huge trout and good numbers on the dock as well. The nice weather we have been having has not hurt our efforts either.

In between the trout "recession", the big bull reds have been putting the Okuma spinning reels to the test. The boats that go over to the LA Marsh have been messing with them almost every single trip.

Capt Alex spent all week over at the Cat Island House. Three days with Capt Matt and the Baker Crew from Mobile, then 4 days with Capt Kenny and the Contractors Inc crew from North MS. He did well chasing his cobia, and both of the crews came in with good numbers of trout and slot reds.Looked like he gained 10 pounds from a steady diet of of Chef Frank McNeils Gumbo, etouffet, steaks, boiled shrimp and friend trout.  Capt Kenny was texting me pics of some late evening trout they were catching. Some the topwater caught  fish in the pics were pushing FIVE POUNDS!!!

Capt Tom has had one heck of a week on the trout, but an exceptional week on the triple tail. Two days, back to back, his boat caught an 18 pounder(Brinn Jones), and the next day a 20 pounder(Mr Mark). Funny thing about that is that Capt Kennys two biggest( 26 and 27 LBS) and my two biggest(22 and 24 LBS) were all back to back catches over the years. Looks as though 2014 will be the year of TOM, his boat has been on a roll.

Got to fish with a dear friend of mine, Major Scott Emmel on leave from the US Army. He is old school coast trash and wanted to get a few trout for his family. Got my buddy 15 logs and were back in time for breakfast. Did miss a nice triple tail on the way home, but we will get him next time. My boat has been celebrating Shark Week too. Some of the bull sharks we have been catching are well into the 100 POUND CLUB!!! Donnie Saucier from Carriere got one with his son Lane that was massive. We knew when his son brought in half of a would be 5 pound sheepshead that there was a stud in the area.

With school starting back, our boats are starting to free up more(weekdays and weekends). Looks as though the fishing is getting back to normal. Give us a call if you want get in on the action.

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 5:46:30 PM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising RodnReel.com

New Orleans, la United States

In response to Leo Stringer


Leo, copy this link into your search engine. You
should find what you are looking for here. Please let
me know if the objective is achieved!

Wanda Stewart

http://www.boatoutfitters.com/leaning-posts

Sunday, August 3, 2014 @ 8:55:17 PM

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Leo Stringer

Columbia, MS USA

I have a leaning post on my boat. They make a storage tray that fits under the seat. Anyone know where to find one?

Sunday, August 3, 2014 @ 8:01:23 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Still going strong, with multiple boats out everyday. Wish I had some earth shattering news about the illusive sparkle trout, but it has still been hit or miss. Big trout with low numbers or small trout by the hundreds picking em through them to get a handful of keepers. We understand this may not be the greatest marketing ploy for an inshore charter company, but brutal honesty is our only policy.
On the other side of things, the FISHING has still be fun. Believe it or not, there are plenty of fish to catch and eat out there. We have been rocking and rolling with big push of charters before the Lil fellas head back to school. Most days the Shore Thing fleet has been fishing in MS waters for drum, reds, flounder, sheepshead and triple tail. All excellent fighters an incredible eating. The big sea monster black drum, bull reds, jack Crevalle and sharks have been testing our tackle daily. They usually get the photo and release. Watching a young angler, first timer or non frequent angler fight and land a 30 plus pound fish on light tackle is what keeps us going. Kinda of reminds us why we love what we do soo much.

Capt Tom caught one of the triple tail we tagged a few weeks back a couple of days ago. Tom, Capt Kenny and myself have been doing well on those critters. Capt Alex will not give the cobia any mercy. Any good weather day he has a chance, he has been running out to chase them. He and Capt Matt are working out at the Cat Island house this week and they have been texting nice photos of keeper cobinowski's.
Just playing the cards Mother Nature is dealing and having fun in the game.

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 8:50:57 PM

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Gene bowers

Louisville Mississippi , MS USA

Could some one help me go shark fishing in
Gulfport ms this week after work just need a
fishing buddy that know how to shark fish please
email me ambo_1989@hotmail.com or
6628034209 my name is gene

Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 9:38:08 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Just been a numbers game or a game of numbers depending on how you look at. We have been getting some really nice trout, but no huge numbers. We have been getting big numbers of school trout, just having to do some serious picking to get the keepers.

On the other hand, if the summer time squalls or the slow trout bite occurs, we just go look for something else. Capt Alex, who just cant get the offshore fishing out of his system has been having fun chasing cobia. He has been releasing plenty of smaller ones, but bringing some tasty keepers to the dock. Capt Kenny got a hawg leg sized triple tail this week. He has been doing very well on those fish lately. We got a big one with the Guice Offshore group on way to dock the day before. Both fish were in the mid to high teens on the pounds. Heck, Capt Tom got his crew on a Gargantuan GAR sight casting this week.

It has been a bad week to be a drum and sheephead. Since we have been loaded down with kids(both big and small), the steady action on those critters has certainly kept our crews entertained. Of course, the drag screaming bull reds have been a great bonus.

There is plenty to do out there, you just have to be flexible and have an open mind. We have been having fun with the variety, at the end of the day, its fishing...

Huge amount of pics on the Shore Thing website.

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 6:30:15 PM

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Fish Ranger

Bay St. Louis, MS USA

Thanks again

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 1:37:57 PM

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Beebo

Long Beach, MS USA

Wormie is nickname for atlantic sharpnose shark, which is a small coastal speciesn prevalent inshore here

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 1:18:55 PM

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Fish Ranger

Bay St. Louis, MS USA

Thanks Beebo, I guess it's better at night. What's a wormies?

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 12:51:02 PM

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Beebo

Long Beach, MS USA

Fish ranger- absolutely.  Mostly wormies but even been known to catch blacktips and small bulls on the wash st pier.  Use whole or cut mullet, or cut up lady fish on stout rod.

Friday, July 25, 2014 @ 12:11:05 PM

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Fish Ranger

Bay St. Louis, MS USA

Does anyone ever catch shark from the pier at the end of Washington St. in Bay St. Louis? Also I saw on a map not far from that pier is a spot called Rene's shark hole, so I guess sharks were caught there at some point.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 11:56:10 AM

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KingFish

Biloxi, MS USA

Troutman has always been the best poster on this site and has always acted with class as any sportsman and gentleman should.
I used to post on this site frequently until I was verbally assaulted by another poster. I refrained from responding. Then a week later I was confronted by the poster at the boat launch and had to call the police. He had identified me by some pictures I had posted on this site.
Then he showed up at my house and threatened me. Again, police involved.
I now fish only in Louisiana instead of here in Biloxi where I have lived all my life due to fear of another encounter with this individual. The police said a restraining order would  not prevent him from being at the boat launch.
Its not like its just that one person. There is a group of them, all friends or related to each other. They had taken over this site for a while.
I appreciate Troutman for his informative posts and Wanda and Mike for making their site better.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 11:16:16 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Trout fishing has still been hit or miss this week. When the trout fishing gets tough, the tough go fishing for something else...

Just to darn to hot to grind out the day on specks when that fishing has been so unsteady. With that said, the triple tail, bull reds, slot reds, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, sharks and jack crevalle have been keeping our anglers very very busy. We especially enjoy having the kids on the boats during summertime. Nothing on this earth is better than having a youngster on the boat fight and catch a fish bigger than him or her. Still fishing, still catching, and still having an absolute blast this summer. Join us, won't you?...

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 7:01:26 PM

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Troutman

Biloxi, MS United States

In response to Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising

Ms Stewart,

Thanks for the post, hopefully it is a sign that going forward this forum will be monitored a lot more frequently for things that don't belong.

I think you can do a "search" on my forum name (dating back for many years) and see that I "act accordingly".

Take care and tightlines!

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 1:08:16 PM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising

new Orleans , la United States

In response to Troutman

Troutman, if you have a complaint about this site you
can e-mail myself or Mr. Lane. I appreciate your post
and all the other posters. I personally thank you and
Dale for helping out any novice fisherman or
fisherwoman such as myself. But we all share a
common interest and that is the passion to fish, and
be on the water. So in the interest of the sport or
hobby please act accordingly!

Thank You

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 9:06:44 AM

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Kyle

Hattiesburg, MS USA

Has anyone had any luck flounder gigging lately?

Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 1:40:36 PM

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Bellweather

The Pass, MS USA

Grass beds N of Cat island do hold fish.  With a summer S wind, get on the S side and drift north over the top of the beds all the way to the bird cage using a popping cork and plastics or a top water popper with a plastic trailer.  If the trout are there, you will catch them.  You can pick up several each drift, then do it again. Catching a MS limit is not unthinkable if they are there. Stop popping and you will likely catch plenty of lady fish and catfish.  Good luck and let us know how it goes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 1:05:25 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

do the grass beds in 4' of water 500 yds off the north side of cat island beaches hold specs, reds, et al ?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 4:56:53 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA


Where to begin, just glad we took a bunch of pictures to help tell this story. FYI, put abou 50 on the Shore Thing site(www.shorethingcharters.com reports), just too many to load and not much free time these days. Worth the look though...
The first part of the week, just making it do what it do on the inshore fishing. We had boats working out in the marsh and on the near shore reefs. It has been decent on both, with a variety of fish. Dr Jim Franks at the Gulf Coast Research Lab has asked me to keep an eye out for puffer fish? I sent a text to the Shore Thing navy and they have been seeing them regularly. Dr Jim wanted me to relay to not go near there mouth! They have a set of choppers that easily remove flesh and bone.

Fishing has been getting better in the LA Marsh. Hopefully that pattern of windy mornings is behind us. On the calmer days, the school trout bite has been keeping us busy, with big bull reds keeping everyone on their toes. Still nothing better on the planet than watching customer or young angler do battle with their first big bull.

Despite some crazy early morning winds, we have had a great plan b on the near shore reefs. All week, we have been working on speckled trout, sheepshead, black drum and a few reds. Been nice being able to take advantage of the early morning cooler temps.

Capt Alex did venture off to the islands one call day. He was playing out near Cat and Ship islands. They found some good trout and some keeper cobia! All the guides have been a sharp look out for triple tail . With more and more being seen and caught everyday, we are all fighting for who gets the Big Boy this year. Capt Kenny still has the Shore Record @ 27 POUNDS!

Capt Tom and myself did a TV Show with Barry Stokes and Fox Sports South on Wednesday. Capt Tom was the camera boat/scout boat. While we were idling out the bayou, Tom was already soaking baits and on fish. He called us in on the bite, after he caught 4 nice trout in 4 casts. We set up, and got 2 in 2 casts. Barry an I had to ham it up a bit. While we were shooting footage a nasty storm kicked up to the north. We high tailed it back to the dock and rode out the squall with captains Kenny, Ray and Alex. Saw some of the pics of the trout Capt Kenny had already caught, and they were some fatties!

Once the storm passed it was roll camera and back to work. The boats scattered and most eased out the LA Marsh. Capt Tom an I put the boats in open water to look for triple tail. We saw several, hooked many and landed a few. Best part of the day was having a bird dog. While we would shoot our attempts at catching, and did not need the camera boat, Tom was out looking. By the time we were done, Tom would have another waiting for us. Saved a ton of time and we got some great footage. Kind of cheating, but we were gonna cross the same stuff. I'm calling it a very successful outing, Thanks for the lay ups Capt Tom!

Grabbed a shower and some clean clothes before catching a ride to Venice, LA. The gang from Guice Offshore asked me to help fish on Capt Charlie Caplingers 45 Cabo for the Fourchon Oilmans Rodeo. Have not been back to the big deep in almost two years. Got a couple hours shut eye before we headed out of Cypress Cove. Stopped by Port Eads, before heading out South Pass to pick up a weed line south of Lena and Cognac(oil rigs). Dirty green pushed against pretty blue water greeted us. The line was full of hard tails, chicken dolphin, and flying fish.

Trolled west for most of the day and got several nice dorado for dinner. I was taking my turn in the tower when the ruckus started. All I could hear was screaming anglers and a 50 wide about to explode. Charlie saw the marlin hit and got everyone to clear the deck. After my awful attempt at chasing the fish he took over and had me running the deck with Billy Guice. Nathan Guice was a trooper and never gave up. Once we leadered the fish, Nathan got up and popped a tag in it. I got to bill the 250 pound blue but we got Nathan to hold it for some pics. It was the first one he has ever reeled in.

Made our way to the Port of Fourchon for one heck of a Captains Meeting. Got to see some plenty of my old offshore buddies and met many new ones. Still not much in the way of sleep and we were back on the water in a couple hours.

Joining us for day two was my good friend from Capt School Daniel "D-Rob" Robinson. Charlie, Nathan, Billy and myself trolled the majority of the day. Found some perfect 10 weed lines. Diving frigate birds, jumping tuna and dorado with flying fish and chicken dolphin all over the place. Would not be our day, all we heard caught all day was a wahoo and some tuna way way to the south.

Did find a piece of an old trawl with some triple tail on it. Grabbed one for supper but missed a hawg after we spooked it.

Before we headed back to the dock we had to try for some grouper. Used the sabikis to get about a dozen hard tails. None of the baits we sent down lasted more than 20 seconds. Huge amberjack and fat snappers would not let us get to the bottom. Both species were out of season, and all got the photo and release. Lotta work, and hated to release them, but very very fun

The last day of the rodeo, we had to try and get some fish for the board. Went looking for cobia, but could not get away from the snapper. Did find some nice sized Mangrove Snapper, one ate a medium sized hard tail!

One of the categories was for Jack Crevealle and we found 2 of those while jigging.

We had a few fish on the board for a couple of minutes before the masses returned. It was amazing to see all the tuna, dolphin, king mackerel, mangroves, trout and grouper. We saw the tournament winning Warsaw grouper being cleaned, it looked like they were skinning an Elk. The fish was 305 POUNDS!

Even the ride back to Venice the day after was a treat. With out a doubt, one of the coolest offshore experiences I have been a part of. Four days of flat water, good friends and fun fishing. Nothing beats summer time in the Gulf Of Mexico.

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 6:38:03 PM

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mark

gulfport, LA USA

could the pictures that are on the post be smaller or have a link where you can click on it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 11:58:09 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA


A chain is only as its weakest link, and the Shore Thing support chain is seemingly un breakable. The fleet has been going non stop despite the wind, rain and dirty water. Finding fish has been a challenge, but working together the fleet has been getting it done.

I try to tell a good story on the fishing reports, but I cant lie. Fishing in the LA Marsh has been on the slow side. High winds and rough seas in the morning, with a low tide have made the water dirty most of the day. Some days it means we just have to work a little harder. It has not been uncommon for the boats to run 50-70+ miles(round trip) in search of specks, reds and triple tail. The fish have not been holding in the same spots so the run and gun method has been the only way to work. These crazy north winds in July have certainly thrown us for a loop too. The one thing that has helped in these conditions has been the near shore fishing in MS and Cat Island. If we get any kind of north wind, we can find safer, cleaner water to fish in close. The variety has been fun too. I got to run a trip with the McGee crew(Barry, Barbara, and Paul Thomas) on the 4th were we caught everything. They were fishing the Deep Sea Rodeo out of Gulfport and wanted to weigh in some fish. We caught big trout, reds, puppy drum, sheepshead, white trout, croakers, ground mullet and some huge sea monsters. Can't wait to hear if they won in some of the categories.

Still seeing a few triple tail here and there. Was able to get my old buddy Cliffe Laborde his first ever triple tail on Wednesday. This man has logged some days at sea, and to catch him a first of anything was something special.

Captains Matt and Kenny spent most of the week out at the Cat Island House with Quinlan crew. Capt Matt and I grew up with most these guys. Brooks, Mickey and Ryan did well, all things considered on the trout, reds and triple tail. I even heard Capt Matt found a few cobia. True to form, Ryan Quinlan greeted Capt Kenny early one morning in an interesting get up. While Capt Kenny was stocking his boat for the days adventure, Ryan snuck onto the dock in an original Borat bathing suit(man G-string bikini with suspenders). The entire crew was on the balcony in stiches watching the show as Ryan asked, "we goin red fishing"?. I don't think Capt Kenny has been right since..

Did hear some good reports that the big sharks were moving in. I am very much looking forward to taking crews out to lock horn with those suckers. Got a few trips down the road where we will be targeting them specifically. Should be fun.



Really can't fish as hard as we do with out our support team on land. Bobby and Emily Lamb along with their staff at Atlantic Marine in Bay St Louis has installed not one, but TWO 300 Yamaha four strokes on our boats in the last two weeks. Finding time to get our schedules to match up during both of our busiest times of the year has been a monumental task in itself. Somehow we have made it work. Capt Kenny and myself now have much needed brand new engines. The entire process was effortless, thanks to Atlantic Marines hard working crew. Bobby's only instructions were to, "just get it here". Emily handled all the paper work and the maintenance crew even stayed late to ensure all was ship shape. From the price, quick turn around and workmanship, we have been more than pleased with Atlantic Marine(the boat flys and burns much less fuel FYI). All the guys and gals that work there own boats, fish and are locals. They understand what we do with our boats and how to better rig them. It is a nice feeling knowing these folks think on the same level we do when it comes to laying out wires, pumps and display screens.

The Boat House gang in lakeshore has been burning the midnight oil, and changing it to. We use both them and Bobby for parts and service. From the constant use an abuse we put on our fleet, Sid Leblanc and his crew(Steven, Ronald, Dylan, Daniel and Griffen) have kept us in a steady supply of filters, spark plugs, oil changes, water pumps, bilge pumps and general TLC. Not only do both business work hard, but they do great work.

Can not dish out the thank yous without sending one to Kevin Desselle and the team at Sport Trail trailers. All the Shore Thing boats trailer EVERY SINGLE DAY, and we have never missed work because of trailer issues.

Absolutely no way on earth we could fish the hundreds and hundreds of trips we run a year without these people. Shore Thing Thanks You all!!!



****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

I love it when my fishermen are doubled up.

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Nice lug of fish!

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TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014 @ 5:01:53 AM

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FISHING

Pass, MS USA

SOO... whats the deal with the weekends only in the month of July snapper fishing? You can fish 9nm out from the islands. But its fish at your own risk? because you could receive a fine by fed or state law enforcement? dont understand ?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 @ 2:51:37 PM

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Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Mom, Dad, and their 3 sons booked me for an evening trip. We left the dock at 4 and by 6 we were limited out, and the kids had a blast.

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This little guy was especially fun, he was reeling in these redfish all by himself.

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Another long fun week at the office

The boats have been running all over the MS Sound, Bay of St Louis, Chandelier Sound and Barrier Islands. We have had boats out at the Cat Island House 3 different times this past week. Some days mother nature has only allowed us to fish in close. Just glad the fishing on the reefs and shore lines of Hancock County have been producing some good catches of red fish, speckled trout, flounder sheepshead and drum.

Most of what has been going in the LA Marsh has been dictated by the wind and waves. On the calmer days, the jumping jumbo shrimp have made it pretty darn easy to find the bigger trout. When the boats land on a good school of trout, the biggest numbers of trout can be caught in 30 minutes to an hour. One key piece in the tackle arsenal has been the Boat Monkey corks. The extra weight in the cork, really gets you the distance you need on casts into the wind. The louder rattles in the corks seem to bring in fish better fish when the water is murky too. Braided line on the Okuma spinning reels has been a must this time of year. Being able to pack on the 20 pound braid helps when the huge bull reds try to spool us.

The Cat Island House has been keeping the Shore Thing fleet very busy. Saturday I was out there helping Dr Don Gaddy with his office party. They had brought boats and I had some folks fishing with me. Everyone returned with sharks, some trout, but Dr Dons boat took top honors on the bull reds. He said they found some schooling bulls in open water that were just too much to pass up. They spent the entire morning fighting them on light tackle and chasing them to prevent getting spooled. Finally got to see a cobia this year smoke one of our baits getting our baits on the retrieve. We got a few minutes of fight of him before he spit the hook.

Wed-Fri Capt Alex and I were out there with the group from Hancock Bank(Alabama). This is there second time to be out there, but they had not met Chef Frank "The Real Deal" McNeil. Our man Frank kept them fat and happy with the Gumbo, steaks, fried trout and other Cajun/Southern delicacies. Fishing was pretty good too, even despite the storms. Since we had 3 stories and 4,000 square feet of house to hide in, we just fished when the weather was at its best. Capt Ray was working a day trip out of Bayou Caddy and was nice enough to call us in on a bite the first morning of our trip. Capt Alex, myself and Capt Ray were in a wide open bite, till Capt Alex locked into a bull red. They were forced to chase the fish and we stayed on the trout. Ray and his crew got what they needed and headed to the barn. We called it and went back for a lunch time shrimp boil and nap. That last afternoon we stayed at the house a lil later than we liked due a lingering storm. Got to fish the last 3 hours of day light and decided to look for some triple tail. Got very lucky and stumbled on a tree in open water. Before we texted our friends at DMR to let them know about it, we removed all of the pesky triple tail off it. Just doing our part, we went 3 for 5 on the triple tail..

As we were coming in Friday Morning, Capt Matt was heading out with the groceries for the Jones crew. Chef Frank and Capt Alex were staying out for another tour. No rest for the weary...

Most of the better bites Capt Kenny, Darren, Brett and Tom have been working on have seemed to revolve around the tide and wind. If the winds are some what on the lighter side(10 knots or less), keeing the water clean and calm, and the last few hours before and after the tide switches. On the days when the all these factors line up, it goes from good to off the charts great.

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



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Dale

St. Martin, MS USA

Speckhunter,

To look at the small fry division records or
search any of the records in detail you have to
pay.

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 11:32:19 PM

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Seadawgg

Latimer, MS USA

 Speckhunter:   Holy crap !! 42 lbs. Can you imagine tying into that with a Ambassadeur 5000 and 10 lb. test line. Ya would be chasing it like them boys on "Wicked Tuna"...LOL!!.................later !!

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 7:25:29 PM

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speckhunter

Hurley, MS USA

I just looked at the IGFA world record for triple tail and it did not ask for any money until I tried to read the details. So you can look at the weight, date, and location. The overall world record for triple tail is 42 lbs. caught in 1989 in South Africa. I saw where they said the small fry division is ages 0-10, but I didn't find the weights. Gonna look at it some more tomorrow. Pretty interesting stuff.

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 5:31:23 PM

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Dave

Waveland, MS USA

What size and how many black drum can you keep in Mississippi?

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 2:19:47 PM

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Dale

St. Martin, MS USA

I went to the IGFA website to look at the world records and it wants me to pay to join before I can search world records.

So yeah, I see exactly what that is all about.

Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 11:23:23 AM

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