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8-24-12 Report

Was unable to finish out Shark Week properly on Sunday. Kenny was the only boat out, but he was forced in due to weather. The Huesto crew did manage a few drum before the wind/rain pushed them back to Shiyou Caddy.Monday Capt Kenny fished with Chester, Greg and Junior. They did make it to the LA Marsh and did a number on the sparkle trout. Kenny and his crews have been on a hot streak lately. They got 52 specks and, 3 reds. Tuesday Capt Kyle was the only boat out with the Pickett crew. Weatherman threw a curve ball at them, they grinded it out and did well. Not sure of the numbers, but did see a pile of trout heads at the skinning shed. All things considered it looked like a win in da wind.Wednesday Kenny and I were at the dock watching the flag getting a work out. My crew was local and opted to move to Thursday. Capt Kenny had so much fun with Chester, Greg, and Junior on Monday that they came back. They were up for a near shore trip since a crossing to the LA Marsh would be too dicey. The boys stayed in the bay and fished in protected water. They were able to put a good box of black drum, sheepshead and some other critters.Very upset I was unable to finish strong for shark week, I jumped on the River Monsters band wagon. My little buddy is now in Pre-K so I had a few hours to kill and there was only one logical thing to do, I went alligator gar fishing? Had a great morning trying to wrestle monster gar on light tackle. Not the easiest fish in the world to get in the boat by yourself. Missed many, but was able to get some good fish in the boat for a few photos and then release. Used the noose around the fishing pole and down the line trick, it worked well. I saw several fish that were pushing triple digits, that I will be back for one day...Thursday we had three boats out, 1 in the marsh, 1 doing some research work an one shark fishing. Capt Matt took my group from Wednesday, three generations of Sollid boys to the LA Marsh. The boys got a handful of trout and did a good number on the reds. Capt Kenny was doing some research work on a government contract checking for healthy oyster habitat. All in all, both trips were a success.I had a good one, we were catching sharks over the 100 pound mark! Al Jones(Sun Herald) and Doug Borries(Dynamic Outdoors) were all in when I suggested fishing for big sharks on our trip. We were fishing near Cat Island and the weather was perfect. We drifted close to the island looking for mullet and pogies. Gotta give it to Doug in the cast net department. When we found the big schools of mullet, I made one cast and caught a dozen or so. Doug took over with the big mullet net and loaded the boat, it was impressive, it took only 2 throws. We set up, started chumming and the madness began. Big Big sharks came into the chum, thank goodness we brought the big reels. Doug got the first big bull of the morning, easily well over 100 pounds. Those fish were no joke, it was a chore landing them. Al's fish may have been the biggest of the day, but ended with an unfortunate trim tab release. We had several doubles, and many 20 to 40 pound black tips. I was on the rod for the last big fish of the day. Could not have got the fish subdued with out the help of Dynamic Doug. They estimated the bull at 175 pounds, I have never had a fish that big in the boat, it was freaking huge! Craziest part of the morning was having mammoth tarpon on the line during one of the many double hook ups. Got one jump out of the fish, right behind the boat, it was a Moose! Al's dad met us at the dock and took all the shark fillets home. He had an epic fish fry for his neighborhood and his church later that night. A little late on closing out shark week, but I will take it.Went back out in the afternoon with the Trey and Wayne for a couple of hours. Went back to the island for bait and the exact same spot for the sharks. Current was ripping and the bite was almost done. We were able to get 3 black tips before having to head back to the dock. Went from hero to zero on that bite, but had a good time with the 2 man crew. Finished late with a trashed boat, busted tackle, cut hands, an a sore back. Can't wait to go back and do it again...****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. 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