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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 5:49:56 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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2 days of hard labor!!!

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

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

*1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC****

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

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Thank You ,

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 5:47:58 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 9:46:32 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







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

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

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

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

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



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

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Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 9:33:18 AM

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

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Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 9:27:30 AM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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

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

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 10:00:14 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

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


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

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

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

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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

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

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

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

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

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Monday, August 1, 2016 @ 8:03:20 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

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

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

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

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

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Don B

Slidell, LA USA

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

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

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specked out

new orleans( lakeview), LA USA

GIGGING,

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

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

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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MISSISSIPPI SOUND TRIPLETAIL REPORT!!!

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

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

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

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

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

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

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

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

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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RUNNING THE BUOYS!!!

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

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

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

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

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

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

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

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

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

We took some great pictures and some video.

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

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

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

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

Thanks you Sonny, great day!

From Sonny - Enjoy…

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

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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My husband and I booked a charter on 1 Chasing Tail Charters with Captain John. Our original trip was cancelled due to weather, but Captain John worked with us to rebook our trip. We arrived and had a blast from start to finish. Captain John and his son, Rhett, were great. Friendly, personable, and had all the details down to a tee on what was needed for this trip. We were having such a good time, we even stayed out an extra 2 hours….Captain John definitely knew where the fish were. We caught over 30 fish and my husband was thrilled to catch a Triple Tail, which he had been trying to catch since he was a kid. That was a true highlight of the day. We will be in this neck of the woods in October and will book another charter with Captain John. I cannot say enough good things about 1 Chasing Tail Charters!! A big thanks to Captain John and Rhett for all their help and for making this trip memorable…no one even laughed when I casted like a “girl”.

Danielle and Mike from Florida

Monday, July 18, 2016 @ 9:15:07 AM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Me, fisheater and Mr Bill left out of
the pass sat morning and headed across
to marsh in search of some speckled
wonders. Had a phone call from buddy
who fished friday with hot report. went
to where he told us to go and it was
on. BIG TIME. Had 75 trout by 815.
every cast bite. Then went looking for
some 3 tails along with every yahoo
with a boat. my god the pressure on
those poor blackfish. anywho, caught 5
keepers and called it a day at 1130.

Monday, July 18, 2016 @ 8:52:24 AM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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PASS CHRISTIAN HIGH LIGHTS!!!

Here are the high lights from the last several trips with some really nice Tripletail and Trout fishing outside down on the reefs with matrix shad's limbo slice and ultraviolet with some live shrimp mixed in 2ft under popping corks.

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

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

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Monday, July 18, 2016 @ 8:29:39 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

No rest for the weary this week, but it has been well worth the lack of sleep. The trout fishing has picked backed up, and the bull reds have showed up big time. We got several days of slick calm waters and the triple tails have been feeling our wrath. The crews looking to pick a fight with the real big critters have been tangling with  the big reds, jacks and monster sharks. Needless to say, the summer fishing has been nothing short of incredible!

With boats running every single day, the details will be hard to recap on all the trips, but that is why we take a bunch of pictures. Earlier this past week, the switch just seemed to flip back to freakin awesome on the trout. If you could get over, under or around the acres of lady fish, the trout fishing in the LA Marsh was as good as you could ever want. Coincidentally, we had several crews in this week in for multiple days. I had Mr Don and his two grandkids Conner and Clien. We did everything in our two days, and I mean everything. We were able to get limits of trout, monster sharks, trophy triple tails, huge bull reds and many other critters. By the end of our of our two days, we had the teenage grandkids spotting triple tails, and slinging double header trout on the tandem rigs over the side. Those two boys about worked yours truly into the ground, very tough well mannered young men.

During our two day fish massacre, we ran into Capt Kenny out in the marsh. Gotta thank him for calling us in on the bull reds. He was drifting around a boiling school of reds and catching those big bulls on the trout tackle. Both boats broke off twice as many as they caught, but it was such a good bite no one seemed to care. Hats off to my man Connner for getting a 26 inch pig of a triple tail. This triple tail did everything in the book to break us off. Conner if took a swim during the fight, but never dropped the rod and was back in the boat in 2.1 milliseconds.

Got to fish with the Guice boys twice this week as well. They spent one of their days just looking for triple tails. The storms chased us in to safe harbor, but not before we went 6 for 7 on big triple tails. One of the fatties was one of the bigger ones we have ever caught. The second day we fished, after putting a whacking on the trout, reds, and triple tails the weather caught us right as we got back into Bayou Caddy. Not sure if the storms had the trout kicked up that day, but all the boats came in with huge catches that day. The Ernst crew with Capt Matt had an impressive limit of trout. Capt Alex had Dr Tim Bruni, his son Jeff and their fellow soccer all-star Owen Betz. It was cool to see those young boys having the time of their lives before they head off to college for even more fun...

With the storms coming in everyday, the near shore fishin in MS Waters has been a great play. Capt Ray has been working several of these trips. The unbelievable amount of bait along the shore lines, reefs and bridges has brought in plenty of flounders, trout, reds, and big triple tails. If the crews leave early on these trips, they can get their fish and be out of the heat, and beat the afternoon storms with ease.

Would be a great week of fishing without an appearance from the one an only John Hurst crew. Capt Darren cant seem to miss with these boys on the boat. We got to fish next to their two boat band of misfits. In between trout flying over the side of both boats the constant exchange of insults and ribbing was something out of a raunchy comedy. We had to stop fishing a few times, just listen to these guys dishing it out to each other. Don't know how they had that many fish when it was over, or even how they didn't kill each other, but having the crews enjoying themselves that much is what we strive for.

One of the highlights of the summer was having fellow dads on the boatfrom my daughters class at Coast Episcopal Elementary. Got to take out Zak Fanberg for his birthday party trip. He brought some mutual buddies of mine as well, Sanders Kane, Kippy Chamberlin and new guy Clark. These world class sailors were all smiles all day long. We did the most damage on the red fish. Before the party ended thought we added a good mess of trout, jack crevalle and one big surprise visitor. During our trout bite, Sanders somehow hooked a massive alligator gar. Since no one had ever seen one up close we managed to get the beast in the boat for a photo then release. Since I didn't have time to get Zak a gift, I figured a big fat triple tail on the way home would suffice. Gotta thank my buddy, Zak's wife, Mrs Sarah Taylor Fanberg for setting this amazing Birthday trip up.

The very next day, I got to bring out some amazing young ladies and their dads. Joe Kuehner, his daughter Tallulah along with Ross Nobile and his daughter Charlotte joined me and my daughter Margot. Three 6 year old girls where a challenge to keep entertained, but me and the dads kept the little ladies on the water for almost 5 hours before they asked to be brought in.

Capt Alex and Capt Matt have been out at the Cat Island House with a big group on a 2 night 3 day trip. No word from them yet, but I can only imagine the fun those boys are having...

Just another reminder, schools will be starting back in a few weeks. Most of our regulars have snatched up the good stuff. If yall wanna get the kiddos out one last time before they head back, give us a shout. Thanks



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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.         

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Full Court Press

Biloxi, MS USA

July, 9th.  Ran out to Katrina reef and caught 12
or so throw backs on the west side. Got in to a
lot of Spanish Macreal on the south side of
Katrina reef mid way and then head d back in.
Was hot being out there.

Friday, July 15, 2016 @ 4:43:25 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

It has been a tricky week, but we got it done! The stiff winds earlier in the week made things interesting. Later in the week we got lucky and got some flat calm seas and fish paid dearly for it. I always hate missing a day on the water, but it was much needed. I was finally able to get my boat to Sid Leblanc and the crew at the Boathouse in Lakeshore, MS. The insane amount of days we have our boats on the water requires maintenance. Taking advantage of a 48 hour window the miracle workers at the Boathouse were able to change all my fluids, fuel filters, high pressure filters, address fuel line issues, and help with a jack plate repair that I completely screwed up. We cant do what we do and fish the amount of days we do without the support of good folks like the Boathouse Crew, Atlantic Marine, Sport Trail Trailers, Boat Stuff(Slidell) and Shamps Trolling Motors. Thank You all for letting us get to work.
We did get to wet a line a two...
The boats went at it with a vengeance, and we had some amazing trips this week. Capt Brian helped us with a trip out of our Pass Christian dock. Brian has been very angry at the trout, and he put down a good ole fashioned skull dragging on them. He put his half of the Harris crew to work on an every cast croaker trout bite. Boy wonder knocked out 75 of them and still made em work. They broke out the big poles and played with the sharks before heading to the skinning shed.
Capt Ray and Capt Jimmy had some fun on the near shore trips. They were fishing big loads of familys with lots of kids. Capt Jimmy even took Carter, Mac, Spencer, Paxton and Drew on an afternoon near shore trip. They did incredible on the flounder reds and school trout. The in close stuff has been pretty darn good. The water has cleaned up nicely and the bait has been thick. The rain minnows, mullet, pogies and shrimp have been stacked up. This has brought in the trout, reds, flounder and triple tails with them. The 4 hour MS near shore trips have been real good lately. Good fishing, short rides and if you leave early, you get to really beat the heat.
Me and Capt Darren jumped down to the LA Marsh to do a little work on the trout. Capt D ran way down south to find his bite. We got caught up with throw back schoolies and spent way to long in pack of bull reds. We started sweating and decided to head in. Pointed the boat north before 9AM but it took us over 6 hours to get in. Seemed like every minute or so we ran into a triple tail. We were on a birthday party for Bobby Nestle from Poplarville. His buddies Justin and Dale were celebrating with us. I cant even give it a fair guestimate of how many we saw, hooked, or tagged. The fish were a little shy with the live baits, most of them turned their noses up at everything we were throwing at them. Like I said, the bait has been everywhere and we saw tons of minnows, crabs even eels on the surface that day. I can only imagine, these fish have seen a ton of hooks the last few weeks, and have all the "free food" they want.  Still fun,  just seeing them and helping people catch their first triple tail.


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

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

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Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 2:17:03 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Hope everyone had a very safe and happy July 4th holiday, I know we did. Several of our guides were able to make time and fish with their families the past couple of days. I was able to sneak my lil girl Margot out for a couple of hours with her buddy Henrietta our a couple of hours before Princess Camp. Even had my cousin Chip and his wife Jennifer out for their annual anniversary trip. Never get tired of "catching up" with family.

Our 7 boats have been running far and wide with not much of break . The speckled trout fishing has been decent, but when they are not hitting hard, we just go play with something else. The triple tails have been a very good plan B to beat the heat. We have been tagging a pile of the smaller fish. We even caught 2 tagged fish this past week! Capt Darren had his wife and daughter on the boat one afternoon and caught some absolute whoppers. The sharks have made their presence known, and they have been very well received. In the last couple of days we had crews from either way out of town, or here for several days. Many people we take out have never seen a shark, let alone caught one. We aim to please, so we have been bringing the big poles and having an absolute blast with the big black tips and bull sharks.

That's the beauty of summer, you never know what each day is gonna bring. Some days we are fishing in close on the reefs, bridges and nearshore marshes. There, we have been having some great trips on our 4 hour near shore charters, fishing for trout, reds drum, triple tails and flounder. Other days we have been running around Cat Island and drifting the shore lines for big trout. Now that the big sharks are right off the island, throwing big chunks of lady fish has yielded some monsters.

When the weather is right, the trips to the LA Marsh have been keeping us very busy. The school speckled trout and white trout are what we have been doing the most damage on. The red fish have been around, but the summer time hoarse fly bite often cuts our red fishing time short.... One of the best ways to spend the midday time has been the quest for triple tails. There is no better way to beat the heat than with a 300 hoarse power A/C unit, cruising around hunting for triple tails. I don't think anyone has brought in a fish over 20 pounds, but we are all gunning for it. In the mean time, no one really complains with the 5-10 pounders.

In regards to tackle, we have been punishing the Okuma spinning reels. The new Inspira spinning reel has been the work hoarse on my boat. Very smooth and very powerful little reel. Spooling the reels with 20lb Power Pro braided line. Been basically living off of the Boat Monkey Popping corks. Loud as all get out, extra heavy weights for long casts into the wind, and hand made in Hattiesburg, MS USA. We have been using a bunch of live bait, but with the school trout around, the Matrix Soft Plastics have been working well. For a good shrimp pattern, nothing is more life like than the one made by Savage(3-D Shrimp). Go to topwater baits have been the Rapala Skitter walk, Mirrorlure Top Dog and Heddon Zara Spook.

We wanted to remind yall about August fishing. Shore Thing has always had the motto, "More tackle box, Less X-Box". Two things happen every single August, and we are sure it will happen again this year. Schools always start back and people rush to get one last trip in before summer break ends. We always enjoy fishing with the kiddos, and hate having to turn business away. Between the Cat Island House and our regulars who already know the drill, August is already gonna be busy. Just give us a shout if we can set something up for yall before school starts, but please don't wait till the last minute. Thanks



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

ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available - small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206. 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB0TwyqS_Wo

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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RAN DEEP STAYED SHORT!!!

Regulars Mr.Al Jumonville,Ronnie, and Greg finish the day with a nice mixed bag of fish catching in shallow water 16"under popping corks with live shrimp deep into the marsh. trout with some big bull reds mixed in fishing drop shot rigs with live shrimp.

Picked up Mr.Rob Beniot,wife Christie,son Cam,& daughter Megan at the Rigolets Marina and headed straight to the rigs out in Lake Borgne to find lots of fish but not many keepers.We finish the day catching reds,drum,trout,and sheepshead

The next day I helped out good friend and fellow captain Joey Garriga with large group of U.S.A ir Force guys.We headed down to the reef to get on a nice trout bite with live croakers carolina rigged before the bad weather called the trip short so we headed to the charter boat docks in Pass Christian to regroup.

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net

Like and follow me on www.facebook @1chasingtailcharters and www.twitter @1chasingtail

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Sow Trout

Long Beach, MS USA

Sow Trout,
    Left out of pass Christian beach with kayak in
hand. Paddled out 30 yards from the Beach
waterline. Caught 3 undersized trout in the first
10 minutes I left the beach paddling my Aly to
the first reef just east of the Pass Christian
Harbor. Left the smaller school trout biting and
paddled my at to the reef. By this time it as
6:00am and the sun as peaking out. Not long
after I positioned myself in a great spot I took my
Pen 360 spinning reel (for trout) and had a nice
size shrimp under a cork. My cork disappeared
as line ripped out so quickly there was no
stopping this fish. maybe slow down but
remembering I am fishing it ha lightweight
spinning reel and a MarshBlaster rod that has
never let me down. After a wicked fight I grabbed
the Monster size Jack Cravell. I had caught them
before and use to target this species when I as a
kid. Didn't ear me out then like it did me today.
He pulled me around at least 300 yards before I
dropped the anchor as he had taken just about
100 yards of line so I tightened down on the drag
and it was so taught that I could hear it racing
through the water. Loaded up and drove home
as I waited too long for a close fish weigh in. I
pulled up on Saterday afternoon 30 minutes
before the scales at the Ms Deep Sea Fishing
rodeo closed and when they weighed him he
came in at  24lbs.& 2 oz. Someone had just
brought one in right before I weighed in and his
was 6 ounces bigger than mine. Probably had
something to do its I waited 6 hours before bring
him to the scales. It might have influenced the
scales. But never the less it was one heck of a
fight between me and I (Mr. Jack Cravell).
Congratulation to the other fisherman.  Maybe
next time.
Sow Trout

Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 10:43:30 PM

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seabird

metairie, LO USA

the pic is a 48 qt igloo--not inch.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 1:31:39 PM

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seabird

bay st louis, LA USA

out of Bay St Louis----spec on a 48" igloo.  THEY ARE OUT THERE !!

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 11:32:17 AM

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Big Red

New Orleans, LA USA

Can anyone suggest the closest platforms to the
easternmost Chandleur islands to fish this
weekend?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 6:57:34 AM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Pass Christian, MS USA

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FULL MOON RISING DOWN ON THE REEF HIGH LIGHTS!!!

Mr.Dan Stanick from Indiana has been fishing with me for several years.Mr.Al wanted in on the action so he shared a 2 day charter with Mr.Dan.We hit the first key at light fishing with live croakers and put the hurt on so nice 3-4 lb specks free lining and carolina rigging.The tide slowed down and so did the bite so I pulled anchor and headed to a private reef down south around Cuba.The trout where waiting for us and slamming Matrix Shad Shrimp Cocktails hard.We got our limit and headed North with happy faces.

The next day was a repeat of the first day but with much bigger specks and less numbers.

The next 3 days I joined in to help my good friends and fellow captains Paul Leoni and Ronnie Daniels with some locals from the Pass and Metarie. I ran the same route as the days before with great results.

The next day I picked up Ms.Melisa Funk,her twin boys,hubby,and her father which was on his father's day fishing charter.I headed to the first reef about 10 miles out to put them on a nice bite before they pulled the plug on me to return to port because one on the twins needed sea legs.

The following day weather was not safe to run south in so we waited it out over at the bait shop and boy if the Tripletail only knew what was about to come down on em.They were in big trouble as I headed down to the Tripletail grounds in the sound to hit the jack pot on a just sunken shrimp boat.It was pay dirt on some really nice tails fishing with live shrimp under popping corks.

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net

Like and follow me on facebook @1chasingtailcharters and twitter @1chasingtail

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

In the last two months, some of our guides have literally spent more time at the Cat Island then on the main land. We have had two crews out there this past week and both trips were out of sight good! The day trips have been running like mad. With close to 25 day trips running in the past week, I am sure some details will be missed. The pictures always seem to fill in the gaps on the day trips, and I gonna try to recap the amazing time we had out at the cat island house.

Earlier in the week we had Burns Smith and his crew out at the island. It was some serious work with these guys, they fished hard. We had three boat loads of die hard fish slayers. The weather allowed us to fish all of our morning and afternoon trips. We got to a little bit of everything. Capt Kenny got in to do a little triple tail fishing. They released some smaller ones but were able to bring home some good eaters. Capt Matt and I spent a large portion of our time drifting the island with live baits and soft plastics under the Boat Monkey Corks. We caught some stud trout and Burns and the boys were troopers. The big joke on my boat was that we only caught fish for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. Not that I planned it, but it was for the most part, true. It seemed like every outing we had, we would get an all out trout skull dragging for one solid hour (not necessarily a bad thing). Capt Kenny took advantage of one very calm morning and put the smack down on some big trout with the top water baits. Their weapons of choice were Skittler Walks and She Dogs. Honestly though, I think these guys enjoyed battling the big jack crevalles on light tackle more than anything. These boys have traveled and fished all around the globe. We kept them very entertained, and very well fed out there. They enjoyed the ever living heck out of it.

While we were out there, and for the rest of the week, the guys on the day trips were really hustling. Captains Alex, Darren, Ray, and Jimmy Ray hit the water like mad men. They covered some miles the past few days. They spent some days in close in MS waters, working the reefs, bridges and Bay. Most calm days, the boys were down south in the LA Marsh. Some days their trout were hungrier than others, and they were able to knock em down with soft plastics tight lined or under the Boat Monkey popping corks. Other days they had to sling the live shrimp and or croakers to get them snapping. What really helps the most, is all of our guides working together to help the charters be as productive as possible. Knowing where to go is almost as important as knowing where NOT to go. I have fished with these fine gents for years now. When a hot bite happens, working side by side with these guys on a school of fish is like poetry in motion. The stealth and skill these fellows move with, is something to be seen. Some of nicest, most professional trained killers you would ever wanna fish with.

The fish of the week for the day trips, had to be the triple tail. Being at the island, we did not cover a fraction of the open water the day trip boats did. The open water was where the boys put a hurtin on some big fat triple tails. Since most of the week was pretty, calm, clean water, the triple tails paid dearly. It sounded like the quantity and the quality improved greatly this week.

Got one day back on land, and headed back to the island with Capt Matt and Chef Frank "The Real Deal "McNeil. Back for their 3rd time, Dr Jones (Sr and Jr), Dr Henry, Hub, Dr Trey, and new comer Scott were in for a treat. They started the party very early on this adventure. Dr Trey and Hub took Treys Andros Panga out early that morning and later met us at the island. Since our boats are not licensed to catch snapper, they did it on their own ride. They hit some structures in state waters for a very quick limit of snappers. So quick, that they had plenty of time for a little cobia fishing. We were all very pleased with their catch, one of the big snappers and their smallest cobia got released in lake Crisco on our last night for supper! Don't think we will ever get tired of eating fresh trout, but it was a very nice change of pace.

The rest of the three days, we stayed in our boats. Honestly, it was not our biggest haul of trout numbers wise, but I think it may have been one of the bigger hauls size wise. Even the smaller fish were net worthy fish. We sent hundreds of live baits to a very noble death with these boys. The high light of the fishing had to be watching those live baits come to surface trying to get away from those big trout. You would just sit and watch the baits begin to jump or flutter next to the cork, and then WHAMO! We did give the trout a little break during the first half of our last afternoon. Capt Matt went after some triple tail, and I went looking for reds. We took our licks from the hoarse flies and got visited by the bulls and the slot fish. New comer Scott was our golden boy of the trip. He went home all smiles, getting his first triple tail with Matt and first red fish with me. We still have some primo dates available in the fall out at the Cat Island House. Most of Spring and early summer of 2017 is already booked. We cant stress this enough on these trips, if you wanna book out there, you have to plan way ahead, but it is well worth the wait.

In the mean time, we will just be makin it do what it do. Looks like it is gonna be a rather warm summer. We are pushing all of our trips to try and leave as early as possible. The trout fishing has been steady, the reds have been keeping us busy, and the triple tails have been a very welcome bonus. Those looking to tangle with the big critters, come on with it! The big sharks and jacks have moved in too. Get out an enjoy it, just have fun and be safe! Thanks



****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum, sharks 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
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Sunday, June 26, 2016 @ 9:54:01 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

a few live croakers wont hurt either at
those reefs.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 4:21:52 AM

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mr bill

long beach, MS USA

michael h,  try gene taylor reef with
live shrimp. or any reefs along the
beach. in 6' of water. go to ms dept of
marine resources for a list of
nearshore reefs.
tite lines
mr bill

Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 11:50:12 AM

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Michael H

Hattiesburg, MS USA

Heading to Coast (Long Beach/Bay St. Louis) w
little daughters.  Any info on white
trout/specks/ground mullet etc. in fairly close
would be appreciated.

Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 10:42:33 AM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Me, my boy, and my bro-in-law fished
baystlouis this morning. left his dock
early and was casting by 530, beautiful
morning and found the fish on second
stop. ended the morning at 1015 with 38
trout and 8 flounders. the trout were
all 15-18". sitting at his house now
debating on going down to his dock to
clean them, or wait until the morning.
call me mr bill.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 2:00:51 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Me, my boy, and my bro-in-law fished
baystlouis this morning. left his dock
early and was casting by 530, beautiful
morning and found the fish on second
stop. ended the morning at 1015 with 38
trout and 8 flounders. the trout were
all 15-18". sitting at his house now
debating on going down to his dock to
clean them, or wait until the morning.
call me mr bill.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 2:00:40 PM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

From all of us at Shore Thing Fishing Charters, we would like to wish all the Dads out there a very safe and Happy Fathers Day!!!
Finally, after 4 years of so so weather and sub par fishing, we were able to put together the trip of a lifetime for Mac Delaup and the Texas Cast-A-Way crew! Mac, along with his family n friends have been fishing with Shore Thing, since before there was a Shore Thing. They used to fish Capt Mike when he was running Chandelier boats way back in the day. He has since developed a wade fishing product line (Walk n Wade, Fish n Hunt) and is now the owner of Cast-a-Away rod company.
This crew predominately wade fishes, no matter the conditions. They are absolutely lethal with top water baits, and masters of their craft. We have had some good trips, slow trips and just about everything in between over the past several years. Well... This was to be there start to finish, out of this universe, redonkulously good trip.  
We were able to fish every single morning and afternoon for our 4 day 3 night trip. All were fantastic outings, but some were crazy good. One afternoon, on one of the bites of the trip, our buddy Kyle Jon Johnson with Operculum Media even came out to take pictures. Kyle got some incredible shots, and everyone hit it off great over some fried fish, shrimp and oysters that night.
I usually had 4 wade fishermen and one rider on my boat. We would drop off our waders and make our drift within the same general area. Some mornings, it was soo still and calm, you could hear the Super Spooks and skitter walks "ticking" and then hear the big trout smashing them. The drift fishing was stellar as well. I usually had one person with me. Capt Kenny had the "Clown Crew" Tiny, Lee and Glenn. It was all we could do with the live bait under the BOAT MONKEY popping corks to keep up with the Wade fishermen though. Some outings the drifters won, but most, the waders crushed us. The lack of winds allowed us to work all over the island. There was really no "magic spot" we did well everywhere we fished. The main thing was to watch for mullet, slicks and diving birds.  Using this technique, we came home with over 240 trout and a couple of reds n flounders.
While Kenny and I were out with the Cast-A-Way crew. Our other guides back in Bayou Caddy were putting up some serious numbers of trout, reds, triple tails and white trout. Just glad our Guys took pictures, because their is no possible way keep up with 19 trips in 4 days. Cannot thank the guys back on the mainland enough for helping with everything. Heard Capt Ray has been having a rather lucky boat in the triple tail department. Ray does not like wasting time, and if the trout bite is slow, or Off, you can bet he is going looking for them.
Capt Darren and Capt Alex have been just steady and busy. Those two have been working on trout now over some shell bottoms. They use the live baits to locate the fish and then switch over to the plastics, either tight lined or under a Boat Monkey Popping Cork.
Well, got to go home for a couple hours after 4 days with the Wade fishermen. Enough time to swap out a trolling motor. THANK YOU , to My two saviors, Randy Deschamp( Shamps Trolling Motors) and Dylan Leblanc (The Boathouse). Randy had my back up trolling motor fixed and ready for pick up, and Dyaln helped install it, on a Sunday afternoon I might add!!! A chain is only as strong as the weakest link, and the Shore Thing chain stays strong with good hard working folks like that. THANK YOU Shamps Trolling Motors and The Boathouse for all you do for us.
Kissed my wife n daughter goodbye, and headed back to Cat Island with Capt Matt, Chef Frank, and Assistant Chef Dylan Moore. Joining us on this 5 day trip, was a blast from the past. Me n CApt Matts ole buddies from North West Arkansas aka NWA set this trip over a year ago! Back in the early 90's, we used to teach skiing and sailing with these lunatics at Camp Stanislaus in Bay St Louis. David, Emory, Chris, Buck, John and Hunter would be with us for 5 DAYS out at the island. They got the full "Cat Island Experience". We fished morning, noon and night with these guys. We hiked the beaches on the windy days  or took the kayaks out to explore the bayous. They were blown away by the wildlife and scenery. Most of our fishing was drifting live bait or casting soft plastics over grass beds. We got some huge trout and a couple of really big flounders. We had to run from storms some days, but we usually ate during the rain delays. Chef Frank went all out on this one. Boiled crabs, shrimp, steaks, burgers, gumbo, fettuccine, and food coma breakfasts. My wife even sent out homemade cakes, cookies and fudge.
We tried to do everything we could with this crew. Most had never done this type of fishing, so everything was new. We did a lot of the trout fishing, but mixed it up some days. We drifted through lady fish with big chunk baits for massive sharks and jack crevalles. All week we just assumed we would run into some bull reds, and it never happened. On the last hour of the last day, we finally and literally ran into a huge school of bull reds on a big sandbar. Both boats hooked up every rod in the boats. The water was bright orange around the boats with the schooling reds. Could not have had a better finish to our trip.
It has been non stop the last couple of weeks. Besides the heat, and a couple of rain showers, the fishing has been very consistent. We will try to keep the reports updated, but with the boats fishing everyday, sleep has become a very precious commodity. If we can help get y'all on a trip, just call, text or email and we will take care of it when we get off the water. Thanks

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

D'Iberville, MS USA

The Trip Dreams are made of right
there, Great day on da water !!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 4:41:55 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

what a morning! just got back from a
heckuva snapper/blackfish trip. Me,
fisheater and latimer made quick work
of 6 BIG state water snapper. beautiful
slick conditions. then on way back to
west end of horn stopped at a anchored
shrimp boat and boxed a 35lb and 43 lb
cobia. once inside horn found a tide
streak with some debris and boated 4
blackfish. awesome quick morning for
some groceries.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 12:57:53 PM

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Troutman

Biloxi, MS USA

Sounds like a great morning Sow, it was fun to read!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 10:11:39 AM

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Sow Trout

Long Beach, MS USA

"Pass Cristian shows off its wide variety of fish"
Started the morning out slow as I didn't get my 3
dozen live shrimp until 6: and p this morning and
really was looking forward to visiting a spot my
Big Gradad use to take us boys to fish when he
came to visit from Hueytown, Alabama. Standing
on the rocks I waded in the same place I grew
up fishing with a pole sitting on the rock pile in
Pass Cristian. No sooner than I was thinking of
my childhood and catching a large Mackrel when
I was just 12-13 years old. We would by our bait
from Pass Seafood downtown and go to the rock
pile while it was still dark. But this trip was
special because I catheter a wide variety of fish
this morning. It was slick calm and not suppose
to be a favorable day by the fishing calendar but
boy did I have my hands full catching 4
Mangrove Snapper and about a 5 lb.
sheepshead and I counted 8 nice redfish from 2-
12 lbs. one flounder and 4 nice speckled trout. I
was amazed because the last time I caught a
mangrove snapper was before Hurricane Katrina
and these were nice eating size fish to boot. I
really couldn't find myself keeping these nice
snapper because they are so hard to come by in
that very rarely I have caught them much less
since the hurricane and oil spill. But I saw true
signs of recovery with these fish I caught this
morning. I really believe the coast is finally
coming back to Pre-Katrina days. I wish I had my
camera when all this action was going on but
there was not a person in sight and it was so
quiete and to see my live shrimp dancing on the
top water that I almost thought I was in heaven
for a spell. Never the less it was a true Pss
Christian Harbor kind of day catching so many
different species of fish. A great day to be
fishing.
Sow Trout

Monday, June 13, 2016 @ 6:35:31 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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THE PASS CATCHING REPORT:

DOWN ON THE REEF!!!

Mr.Al Jumonville, Gary, and Grant wanted some more after there last trip with me a couple weeks back fishing Lake Pontchartrain area. So I switch directions on them and headed east down to the reef.The first stop was in a deep water pass fishing a drop off ledge oyster reef in 11 feet of water on live croakers rigged drop shot. We finish the day with a real nice box of Trout.

Ms.Kayla,Justin,Cody,Kayla's mom dad,and daughters 5 and 7 jumped on my boat and Capt.Jim's boat at The Pass and headed down to the feeding grounds.Ms Kayla ask me how often do we feel our Trout and I told her everyday joking and cutting up.They started the day off with a bang slinging trout over the gunnels left and right for only a couple of hours.All trout were caught on live croakers carolina rigged.

Mr.Richard Campbell and his good friend Willis jumped on for a late evening trip so I headed back down to the catching grounds.We moved around fishing the birds and catching lots of school Trout throwing plastics under popping corks. There gold was to drink a few beers and catch few Trout for a fish fry that night which they succeeded. *****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC**** Established since 2002 Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch. Several boats with veteran captains on stand by year around for LARGE GROUPS with SPECIAL PRICING and CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATES(no groups are to big) !!! Modern LODGING and RESTAURANTS with great local SEAFOOD just minutes away from The Marina!!! CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!! *****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED VISA - MASTER CARD - AMERICAN EXPRESS - DISCOVERY - VIA PAY PAL***** Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net Like and follow me on www.Facebook.com and www.Twitter.com FOR RESERVATIONS TO BOOK YOUR TRIP CALL 601-799-6193 or email 1chasingtail@att.net and I will PERSONALLY put you on the FISH and FUN guaranteed!!! Thank You , Capt. John Haller

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Sow Trout

Long Beach, MS USA

Star Ted the morning Friday at 4:30 am and pick
up my wade fishing buddy. Stopped and picked
up 8 dozen live shrimp from Roscoe's bait shop
in the Passfor the 2 of us. Drove to one of my old
friend (Dr. Jeff Alexander) when we were just
boys in Long Beach. Waded the west side of
Gulfport Harbor and my brother smoked me
catching 15-18 trout and all I got was a gator
following me every where I tried to fish. So mid
morning at 8:30 we picked up and went to our
old fateful spot and boy did the tables turn. I
caught upwards of 20 speckled trout and just like
every time we have dropped in this spot the trout
were eating it up but in small 12-13" trout. But for
a catch and release morning it served me very
well because in the years leading up to Katrina I
used to tag Specks for the GCCA and boy did
this bring back great memories. Maybe next time
we will catch some good table fare and legal
sized trout in our spot my brother and we call  
the DOuble "D" sand bars. And maybe next time
I won't get chased by a gator on the front beach
wading.
Tight lines,
Sow Trout

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 7:27:11 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

friday --30 big trout 1 mile south of
bay st louis train bridge at gene taylor
concrete rip rap reef 7:30 am till 9:30
am.  live bait. smallest trout 18
inches.  Also 13 mi due south of bay st
louis to La marsh, trolled 4 miles of
shoreline with trolling motor throwing
matrix shad and gold spoons for redfish-
-----zero.

Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 5:08:56 PM

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big bryan

biloxi, MS USA

Me, fisheater and our two boys had a
real good triple tail day tuesday. left
out of pascagoula hwy 90 bridge launch.
just like the old days, only difference
is now we had to stop at 12. no big
ones just 18-20" fish. fun day with a
limit of blackies.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 7:32:47 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Cat Island , MS USA

The Cat Island House has become a second home for many of our guides this. I think if we stay out there much longer, Shore Thing Charters may have to put up a candidate for the Mayoral Election against incumbent Mayor Walter Gaudin? Rumors are spreading Chef Frank McNeil may run?
This years steady near shore, LA Marsh and Island fishing has kept our boats running non-freakin-stop. The past couple of days, Captains Alex, Kenny and myself were out at the island with the 11 person Stanley Crew. This group fished hard, heck they even came out there in their own boats. The first afternoon, they wanted to fish some stuff on their own. They dropped their luggage at the house and took off. We did not have too many chores, so we got things in order and decided to wet a line. This was the first time in 2 years, that three of our guides were on the same boat. The winds allowed us to drift some grass beds loaded with bait and slicks. ALL TOP WATER FISHING, Captains Alex n Kenny would not let me throw live baits(on my own boat). Glad they did, it was an incredible late afternoon bite. Alex was throwing a She Dog, Kenny was working a Skitter Walk, and I was trying my luck with a KVD Sexy Dawg. The later it got, the better fish got. We went from a blow up every few minutes, to almost every single cast. Alex got the most fish, they would not leave that bait alone. I don't know how those two out fished me as well as the did, they spent the entire picking on me. The trout were massive, and the top water blow ups were very intense. We got in late with the other boats but everyone was thrilled with the incredible exciting evening fishing.
Chef Frank, as usual hit a grand slam home run with the boiled jumbo shrimp. They were out of this world. Several of the Stanley Crew had brought out their own floundering gear. The conditions were right, with the incoming tide and they did very well on their late night fishin mission. We thought they were just going to goof off, but they put up a good showing on the flatties. The boys only worked a small stretch of shore line and stuck 16 pretty flounders!!! They said most of the flounders were inches off of the beach.
The winds prevented us from making long runs the next day, so all we did was drift grass beds with live baits under the Boat Monkey Corks. We had some good steady action that first morning. They had plenty of big fish mixed in with lots of schoolies. We talked up the topwater action enough so that they spent the late afternoon fishing big topwater baits. It got calm and very still. We put our 3 boats with in a hundred yards of one another. You could hear the strikes and yells from the boats when each blow up happened. One of the cooler outings we have ever had out there. The next morning we fished top water and live baits over the grass beds one last time. The fishing was good, but the lady fish had found us. They were eating everything we threw out. We went looking for triple tails, but none of the boats saw any. Kennys crew made one last stop and found a nest of huge trout to finish the trip strong.
Sounded like our boats working the Forrest Friday 3 boat day trip had dialed in the triple tails. Capt Brian said he must have seen 30 of them. Most were on the smaller side, but he did box some big ones for his 3rd of the Friday Crew. They also wanted some big fish, so he spent the morning crushing the big black drum in close. Capt Matt made the run to the LA Marsh with Captains Ray to work on the speckled trout. They said the shrimp were popping and the birds were working pretty good. Capt Matt put a big box of fish together, and Rays crew opted out early to go grab a few triple tails before calling it a day.



****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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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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RIGOLETS LOCAL CATCHING REPORT:

FLYING HIGH!!!

Col.Steven Pearson U.S.A.F Ret., Yuki, Cody, and Mandy U.S.C.G. were down in Slidell on vacation from the state Washington.They were told about the great fishing in the local area.They also were told about yours truly.My game face was to hunt down some slot Reds or even Sheepshead for the big fish fry they were planning for dinner that night.After making a few stops with nothing to show for(eat for dinner) I moved out to a large shell pile only to find more school Trout under size.The fishing quickly turned to catching as a nice school of slot Reds 20-27" moved in for the kill.My crew stating nailing the coffin shut with a nice box all caught on Rigolets live shrimps on carolina rigs over the shell pile.They told me straight up that catching the slot Reds were way more fun than catching King Salmon.

ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS!!!!

The catching is only 35 minutes North from downtown New Orleans and West of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casino's and just minutes by boat to the fishing grounds the famous RIGOLETS!!! Home of several state and world record fish. The boat rides short, no bugs eating you, modern lodging, clean restrooms, restaurants serving great local seafood, and wet bars serving cold beverages waiting for you just minutes away. "You got to go to know" so get in on the none stop action by calling or email me to secure the best days !!!

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net

Like and follow me on www.Facebook.com and www.Twitter.com

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 10:42:49 AM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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RIGOLETS LOCAL CATCHING REPORT:

SHOW ME!!!

What a great local trip with Mr.Scott Dickerson and crew from the great "SHOW ME" state Missouri.Scott has been fishing with me for several years and keeps coming back for more.I loaded the live well down with Rigolets Marina cajun crickets.My first stop in the pass was the right call as Scott and crew showed me why they love to fish down here hammering the fish rigged with drop shots.

The catching will only get better in the pass with rising temps and river water residing.You better hire a guide to fill your boxes due to unpredictable tides and changing weather patterns in the area.June, July, and August are prime times.

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

Established since 2002

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

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

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

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

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

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net

Like and follow me on www.Facebook.com and www.Tweeter.com

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

Thank You ,

Capt. John Haller

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Sunday, June 5, 2016 @ 8:41:50 AM

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Capt Sonny Schindler with Shore Thing Charters

Bay St Louis, MS USA

Lotta one gallon ziplock bags were used in the making of this report. We got a good 4 day stretch of weather and had 24 trips run, with great results. Once again, we had boats scattered from one end of the LA Marsh to the other. We had boats out at the Cat Island house for 3 days and we even had boats fishing nearshore in the Bay and on the reefs. Thanks to some light winds, calm seas and clean water, the trout, reds, triple tails, drum and sheepshead suffered dearly.

Me, Capt Ray and Capt Joey spent Memorial Day with the Hoyt family. Since they had a house on Bay St Louis, we picked them up early right off their pier. Casey, Marnie and their 2 boys Reese and Dillion joined me. We opted to fish Cat Island and did very well on the big trout. Think Marnie got the biggest, but  the kiddos were wearing us out with all the fish coming over the side. Just been drifting grass beds with Boat Monkey popping corks about 2 feet of 30lb leader and a 1/0 Khale hook. If the tout get snapping good on the live bait, we switch to the Matrix plastics or a shrimp imitation like a Savage 3-D.

While we were out there, the other 2 boats were working on the trout, drum, Sheephead, and triple tails back near BSL. We had enough time to stop in close and let the kiddos tangle with the big drum and bull reds. Capt Joey and his crew came in kicking and screaming. Joey said every structure they passed in the MS Sound had 1-3 triple tails on it! All good things must come to an end....

While Capt Kenny, Chef Frank and myself were getting our crew out to the Cat Island  House, Capt Matt was doing it to it. He was fishing Judge Chris Scmidt and his son and now fellow St Stanislaus alumni Will( Class of 2016). Matt said they did not do much until the tide shifted, but when it did, the shrimp pushed through and it was game on. They got a "SCHMIDT LOAD" of trout casting to jumping shrimp. Just about every jumping shrimp they casted to had a big trout sitting under it. The only safe shrimp that day, were the ones in Matts live well. The trout were snapping on the plastics so none of his shrimp were used.

Me n Kenny picked right back up where they left off, the next morning with our Cat Island crew. Kenny's crew was a few minutes ahead of us, he called us over to the ruckus. As we were idling in, my guy Ryan was on the front of the boat. He said, "man the bait is jumping right under the boat"! I thought it was mullet or rain minnows, and grabbed a double plastic rig. When I turned to shut off the engine, one of the plastics touched the water just dangling off the rod tip. A trout nailed it and I realized there were hundreds of jumping shrimp around us. It was like cane pole fishing after that. In about 2 hours, our 2 boats put on a skull dragging and filled the boxes with  beautiful trout. Capt Matt rolled right in the mix with 2 man Selles crew duo. Matt got there after Kenny and I, but still finished their limit well before we did.
Left em snapping and went looking for triple tail and a second breakfast at the island house(It was 8:30am). My crew went 0 for 0, we didn't see any. Capt Kennys crew not only got one, but it is now the biggest one to be caught on a Shore Thing trip in 2 YEARS!!! The 26 inch 21 POUND monster was a welcome sight. This early in the year, to see a fish that big should be a good indicator of great things to come in the triple tail department.

It was a great 3 days at the island, we got some awesome weather too. Our crew caught some massive trout, a bunch of smaller school trout, got to hunt for sea shells, kayaked, hiked, and got to sample plenty of Chef Franks mouthwatering meals. We have gotten a great routine down with the island. Really though, it has been the crews we have been lucky to have out there, they have ALL been wonderful. The Cat Island House is booked pretty solid for the next several weeks, but we do have dates open later in the Summer and Fall. Definitely need to plan ahead if yall wanna get in on the "Cat Island Experience".
All the areas we have been fishing have been productive. The most consistent and fun one has to be the near shore trip in MS Waters. The variety, size, and close proximity to the fish has been outstanding. The big sea monster drum are always a favorite. The red fish seem to more plentiful this year, and the speckled trout fishing in close has been very good. On top of that, there is usually a mixed bag of flounder, sheepshead, and triple tail.
Been seeing plenty of boats out there. Everyone please be safe, be courteous and have fun. Thanks

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
ESTABLISHED IN 2003. The Largest inshore fishing company on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum and more! We fish the Louisiana Marsh, the Mississippi Barrier Islands and many other areas. Our full-time fishing guides are extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. We have many boats available - small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! All of our boats and guides are licensed to fish in Mississippi and Louisiana. We supply rods, reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, bait, and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging. Be sure and ask about our all inclusive overnight fishing packages to the Cat Island House. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206.
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
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Friday, June 3, 2016 @ 6:14:12 PM

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mr bill

long beach, MS USA

Had a good time fishing with big bryan
sat and sun. he came over to bay st
louis to his brotherinlaws place and we
fished together both mornings. took a
few of his spots but we finally got on
a bite sat. had 30 fine trout by 9am.
sun was not quite as good, ended up
with 23. all 14"-20" specks. thanks big
B and tite lines to all.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 7:50:52 AM

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OneMoreCast

Long Beach, MS USA

I had a good time fishing with Mike Lane, Wanda Stewart, and Capt. John coulon on the Cougar with Delta Blue sport fishing. At first it looked pretty skunky, but Capt John had a few tricks up his sleeve and the boat still limited out on snapper and bull reds fishing near SW Pass. Thanks again for another fun trip Mike!

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Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 6:08:27 PM

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