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5-15-12 Report

Crazy couple of days on an off the water. Had my Sunday trip cancel, he forgot it was Mothers Day. Got to take my best fishing buddies, Mrs Capt Schindler and Lil deck hand Schindler. My wife has not fished with me in almost 3 years. Little Margot has never been on a real fishing trip, just boat rides. Got the girls to meet me at the Washington Street launch for a trial run on a near shore trip. I have fished Pro athletes, Rock Stars, TV Show Hosts, and reporters but don't think I have ever been that nervous on my boat. Did not want my little girl to have a bad experience and be scared of fishing. The girls did phenomenal, and we actually caught a 20lb drum on the first cast. I actually did not want to catch big fish and after we boated the second big drum in 5 minutes, we moved to the reefs down the beach. Spent the next hour catching white trout for Margot to play with in the live well. She pulled the plug and wanted to go build sandcastles on the beach. As we were motoring to the launch she eased up next to me, gave me a kiss and said, "Tank you for da boawt wide, I luv you so much daddy"! The mighty Chuck Norris would have gotten a little choked up after that one. Probably the single greatest day of fishing I have ever had in my life. Capt Kenny, Kyle and Matt were all out Monday. I spoke to them on the phone, and once again, I picked a bad day to be off the water. Sounded like they all three pounded the trout with their customers, yet again. Hopefully the boys will have the pictures up here or on the Shore Thing website(reports) very soon. I jumped on a red eye flight to Washington D.C. Monday morning to meet with some Senators and Congressmen. Was asked to speak as a MS Charter Boat captains on Senate Bill 2184. If it goes through, it could possibly bring up to 70 plus million dollars annually to the water front states. The money is generated from tariffs imposed on imported sea goods, not tax dollars. Some of the issues I am asked to speak on I do not agree with, so I do not get into the fight. This is a no-brainer and if it this were to pass, the possibilities could be endless for research, stock assesement and fishing based tourism promotion. We met with Senator Wickers, Cochrans, and Congressman Pallozzos office. They were very helpful and happy to chat with someone who, "talked normal" from MS. Jumped back on a plane later that night to get home for 2 hours of sleep before I jumped back into the boat. Today all four of the Shore Thing boats were out. Only fished next to Capt Kenny and the Hammond Group. I had good friend Bobby Cleveland of the Clarion Ledger fame. Bobby brought his buddy jeweler Joe. We needed some big trout pics for a story he is working on and we got what we needed in that department. Used live shrimp on the carolina rigs over shell bottoms to get 27 big speckled trout models. We were even able to to give Capt Kennys crew a fly by and photo shoot as they were skull dragging some big trout with popping corks and live shrimp. Really needed a triple tail for another story but it would not be in the cards this day. Saw one free swimmer that we missed an another that would just not eat the live shrimp. Clean water and bait everywhere we went, even in open water. Back at the dock the other Shore Thing boats rolled in with axles squeaking. The Hammond crew with Capt Kenny had the biggest haul of trout and one nice slot red. Capt Kyle and the Calijen crew had a fine mess of trout and went 3 for 5 on triple tail! Capt Matt and the Kitrell crew had their limit of LA Marsh speckled trout also. Shore Thing Fishing Charters has teamed up with the Bay Waveland Yacht Club for a first time ever YOUNG ANGLERS FISHING SCHOOL. It will be held on the grounds of the BWYC and taught by professional fishing guides from the area, as well as Venice, LA. Assistance in the Fish ID and Biology sections will be taught by members of the Gulf Coast Research Lab. Classes will run every Monday in June and July(no class on JULY 2nd). There will be two week sessions. The first Monday will be classroom teaching: BASIC rigging technique safety boat knowledge simple repair equipment use casting

fish ID first aid navigation boating and fishing etiquette etc... The second Monday(weather permitting) will be a professionally guided fishing trip in an around the Bay of St Louis with licensed and experienced Charter Boat Captains. We will apply the classroom lessons on the water, and have fun doing it while we are fishing! We will try and pair similar ages and or experience levels together as best we can. Ages 8 an up please. For More information on pricing, availability for the YOUNG ANGLERS FISHING SCHOOL please contact: George Constance 228-467-4592 or email managerbwyc@att.net ****SHORE THING Fishing Charters**** Check us out on You Tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdJjkK7ldsk&context=C497653dADvjVQa1PpcFOwoDwX2vSzY4P5FRg4Nz-_nX2fhO9IImg= With four boats available, small and large groups are welcome. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! 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!!! For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

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