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Fishing After Hurricane Isaac

We at Shore Thing Fishing Charters send nothing but well wishes to all our fellow charter companies, fisherman and families affected by Hurrricane Isaac. We hope that everyone returns to their homes and the water as soon as possible.Happy to report that we received no damage to our boats and our dock. We cleaned the dock Friday and have been on the water the last two days. Other than having to dodge a few nutria balloons, the debris has been slim to none. We have been leaving well after sun up to be able to see any obstacles. The only hurdle has been having to catch a little extra live bait in the cast net. With live wells full of mullet, I took Chris and Charlie(aka team Knucklehead) to the LA Marsh Saturday morning. Had to borrow Capt Matts boat(thank you Capt Matt) as mine appears to have gotten water in the fuel. Check your sight glasses and fuel filters so you don't wind up like I did. With Matts 24 Blazer Bay and our shark fishing gear, we hit the deep channels looking for sharks. Found plenty, but the big black tips and bulls did not find our baits. The silkies were thick, and we had all we wanted of catching and releasing them. Ran from Isle Au Pitre to the west side of the marsh. Other than a little cloudy water, the marsh is pristine. Seems any trash that was hung up in the marsh, is now being collected off our beaches. As best we can tell, everything looks the same. Very happy to report the hoarse flies did not survive the Hurricane. Spent all morning and afternoon in an around the marsh and never saw, felt or got bit by one. Got back late that evening with a bull red for the boys to throw on the grill.Sunday had the father and son Rowell group(Jt and Zack). Young Zack help me grab a few finger mullet with the cast net and back we went to the Hoarse Fly Free LA Marsh. Fresh water is pretty much all the way to the ICW, after that it looks to be normal salt water. We did well on the reds, and had a double first thing at our first stop. Used the popping corks against the grass. JT got the money fish with a nice doormat flounder. Found some good trout in the 3 Mile area but the bull reds are everywhere. Every good trout bite was ruined by bull reds, lost count on how many we released. Capt Matt was down to the south and was having the same problem. Even had big schools of bulls and jacks in open water punishing mullet, it looked like feeding tuna fish. We had to work for it, but got 7 slots, 13 trout, 1 flounder and many bulls released. Capt Matts crew did almost exactly the same. ****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!!! For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. http://www.shorethingcharters.com/ or 228-342-2206

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