From all of us at Shore Thing Fishing Charters, we would like to say THANK YOU, to all of our men and women of the armed services.
Still all go no quit on the water, and it has been a great fishing for trout, reds, flounder, drum, and sheepshead. Saturday was simply put, a skull dragging. I got to fish with Jim and Dr Clint and Capt Matt was out with the Sanford crew. Both boats did well, finding plenty of trout and reds. Capt Matts crew had a decent pile of trout and reds, but we bested them on the reds. Seemed as though, what ever boat dedicated more time to, paid off. Our 22 trout bite came mostly out of one big drain, that emptied into a shallow bay. Matts crew just did the stick and move tactic to get their fish. The red fishing was another story all together. Jim and Dr Clint got a taste of the big fish early, catching several big bulls while looking for trout. We stumbled over our trout headed back into the ponds, looking for reds. When we finally got our game faces on, it was all reds. Mr Jim was picking them off left and right on every other point we trolled by. Dr Clint hit his stride and we had fish flopping all over the deck. Funniest part of the day was after we had 6 or 8 fish in the box, Mr Jim started releasing his. Dr Jim wanted every fish we could keep, and he kept boxing his. It took a long time with the Catch and "Sometimes" Release to get their limit, but we got it.
Monday we had 3 boats out and all did phenomenal on trout, reds and flounder. Capt Tom ended his day with 10 big flounder, and we began ours with 8 nice ones. Capt Matt had the Battle Crew on his boat and they hammered on the trout, boxing 50. Boy wonder has been angry at the sparkle trout. They did find 5 nice slot reds as well. Capt Tom had a box of trout, flounder and reds, he said they pretty much stayed in fish all day. I had Burns and Buddy with me and it was picture perfect sight fishing for the reds. After we got a nice mess of flounder, we jumped into the ponds and picked off reds, one after another, till we got our limit. Burns an Buddy were deadly accurate casters, they were seasoned bass fisherman. We saw plenty, but most of the ones they wanted, they got. To top it off, we got calm seas to and from the marsh. What a day!!!
Tuesday(Veterans Day) was actually a reschedule for our Soldiers Angels Fishing Fun Day. We tried to do it last month, but got weathered out. Six boats met at the World Famous Bay Marina in Bay St Louis to take out some much deserving veterans out, for a great day of fishing. After a quick breakfast of fresh Grammys Donuts, the boats were loaded and off we went. We kept it all in MS waters, and did great on the specks, whites, flounder, drum, sheepshead and reds. These men and women were so happy to be on the water with us, it was just a fun day. The reefs and shore lines marshes were where we did our fishing and the soldiers did great. A few of the soldiers scheduled to come fish were unable to make it. An added bonus for the guys and gals fishing, was that a few were able to bring their kids, and spouses at the last minute. The biggest fish on our boat was caught by one of the soldiers 12 year old son. The little guy kept checking the photos of the fish on his phone all day(so did his dad). Around noon, the Southern Anglers of Mississippi(SAMS Club) had a feast waiting for us back at Bay Marina. Fried fish, pasta laya, shrimp salad, hush puppies, cole slaw and several more delicacies were devoured by the masses. Several busses of soldiers and nurses from the VA even came by to join us for lunch. After meeting with our ring leader Jean "Granny" Greaser, the soldiers, the cooks and the other guides, we agreed that this may have been best soldiers trip we have had in the last 5 years. I think it was one of the best fish hauls for sure. We can not do this event with out the help of so many people. We have to say thank you to these people, if we forgot anyone, we apologize, but everyone did a great job today.
Special Thanks to:
All the men and women of our armed services
Bob, Diane and Robert Castoro with the World Famous Bay Marina
Sid, Steve, Ronald, Dylan and the entire Boat House Gang
The Man with the Plan, and the Host wit da Most Wally Thurman
Special Thanks to:
Grammys Donuts in Bay St Louis
WLOX News own, Mr. AL Showers
State Representative David Baria
County Supervisor Steve Seymour
None of this would be possible with out the kindest, most giving lady in the world, Mrs Jean "Granny" Greaser.
****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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