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8-14-12 Report(several days)

From all of us at Shore Thing Charters, we would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy Shark Week.Fridays trip was great, considering the wind and weather we had to deal with. Casey Hoyt was back yet again, with Max and the boys. Wind had the seas kicked up and there were several thunderstorms in the distance. Only option was to fish the shorelines near Bayou Caddy. Worked out fine with the high tide. Used live shrimp under the popping cork and found plenty of action. Trout bite was good, but 1 out of 6 was a keeper. Used live minnows on the carolina rig to find several nice flatties. Only got to fish for a few hours before the storms put an end to our party. Ended with about 15 specks, 1 red, 1 puppy drum and 5 flounder. Not bad considering...Pretty day Sunday for the two boat Walk/Taylor trip Capt Matt and I ran. The Walk family(Wesley, Kay Kay, Mitch and Rebecca) rode with me. Capt Matt fished the Taylors(Dean, Mari Lana, and Seth). Nice and calm for the ride into the LA Marsh. Looked like everyone was trying to get one last trip in before school started, many boats out. The high tide allowed us to fish over some oyster reefs in the 9 mile area in 3 to 4 foot of water. Used live shrimp under the popping cork to find the bite. Once everyone was getting bit, we would switch over to plastic. Deadley Dudley Mauler Shrimp or clear H&H cocahoes did the majority of the damage on the school trout. We could here Capt Matt and the Taylors on the radio getting it done on the reds, drum and flounder. Sounded like they were pounding the banks with the live shrimp. Once our trout bite slowed we jumped onto a stretch of broken marsh for the reds. Young Rebecca put on a clinic, rocking the push button Zebco. She got all 3 of our slot reds. Mitch had the hot hand on the bulls, he got 2 big ones, back to back(released). Kay Kay and Rebecca both had there bulls break off.Back at the skinning shed we had a decent pile of trout, reds, flounder, and black drum.Capt Kenny was out with the "up to no good" Presswood crew. Late departure for them, and Kenny was using his time to look for triple tail in the calm, clear, sunny conditions. Think they hooked three good uns, but could not keep them on the hook. Sounded like the crew made a day of it in close bustin up the reds and flounder.Pulled a double on Monday and both trips were a success. The morning was a trip to the LA Marsh via Pass Harbor with Keith and Suzanne. They were finishing up their vacation and wanted to wet a line before heading back to the real world. Calm seas and semi-clean water greeted us when we got to the marsh. Took a few stops before the first trout hit the ice. Magic combo was shallow points and moving water(2 to 3 feet). If the bait was there, the trout were too. Grinded it out on the east side of the marsh. We would go 5 minutes without a bite, then everyone would get hit. Live shrimp or clear soft plastics worked, as we kept going back and forth. Suzanne did land a nice bull. Did not get to "ofishally" celebrate Shark Week, having one big one pull the hook an another get the trim tab release. Did end the happy couples day with 37 keeper trout.Finished cleaning their fish as Team Knuckle Head founder, Christopher Scialdone was jumping on the boat. Have gotten out of school early, we had a score to settle with the sharks. We were unable to go on our charter last week due to bad weather. The wind and seas picked up, but we were able to duck behind Cat Island. Loaded the boat with chum(pogies, mullet, and spot) after 4 good throws with the cast net. Took about 10 minutes before the first shark showed up. Spent the better part of 4 hours hooked up with big black tips and silckies. Last one of the day was a hoss. The fish hit while Chris was calling his dad on my phone to tell him about the great fishing. Not skipping a beat, my man threw my phone into the chum and went to fighting the fish. His dad got a good chuckle out of it, he could hear the entire episode. After cleaning my blackberry off, we got the big fish in the boat, easily over 50lb black tip! A rather sporty ride home, but we made it, an ofishally kicked off shark week.All four boats out Tuesday for our trip with T.E.A.M., the autism assistance group Capt Kyle set up the trip with Dr David Yager. Absolute slam dunk of a morning for these boys and girls. All four boats took out young men and women for a little fun in the sun. Stayed in close, but stayed in the fish. The boats fished the reefs and shore lines near Bayou Caddy. Everyone caught big fish, and plenty of small one. It was the first time on the water for some of the these anglers, so it was a big deal. I had Dr David, his daughter Hannah, Mrs Cathy and her son Ben on the boat with me. We went for the shore lines and stayed in the fish. My man Big Ben and Hannah helped us with all the reeling. They caught trout, reds and flounder in the short time we were on the water. The other three boats worked some of the reefs and hit the motherload of puppy drum. All three boats had to leave the bite, to find "smaller" fish. I was on a schooly bite of trout, so Kenny and Matts crew joined us. We were back at the dock for 10, and the grill was rolling. My dad, Corky Schindler, and my Uncle Ronald "Ronnie Pete" Peterson were nice enough to cook for everyone. While we cleaned up a pile of trout, reds, puppy drum, flounder and mackerel, the boys and girls got to enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers. Just one of those days that make it all worth while, we were just happy to be a part of it. Thanks to T.E.A.M. my fellow Shore Thing Captains, my Dad and my Uncle for all the help.****SHORE THING Fishing Charters**** The finest inshore fishing on the entire MS Gulf Coast. Specializing in speckled trout, red fish, flounder, triple tail, 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. With four 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!!! 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