Pretty sure all the pics with this report are gonna tell the story, but I am still gonna try. We have been running non stop and on very little sleep this time of year. For the most part, the weather has been really nice. The boats have been scattered from right off the beaches in Waveland to way down south in the LA Marsh. All points in between have been fished as well. The trout, reds, drum, flounder, sheepshead, triple tail and even a few sharks have been keeping us busy.
Had 3 generations of Samson Men on Sunday. Roland, Skipper and John were out for a quick near shore trip. Gotta give it to Skipper, he did the most damage. The drum, sheepshead and red fish seemed to just flock to his shrimp. Very fun trash talking bunch of guys, that caught an absolute pile of fish, or Skipper did...
Capt Darren had the Montjoy family along with him on Sunday. Rae and Betsy brought the lil ones for a great day down in the LA Marsh. Rae is old school "coast trash", and yes that is a term of respect. Darren said they all did great on the specks, and they brought in around 40 something fish. Even got treated to a flat calm ride in. Saw them at the dock, nuthin but sunburns and smiles for them.
Monday, new comer Jerry Adams was in town with his son-in-law. They were traveling and not wanting to keep fish. All they wanted to do was catch a variety of fish to take pictures of. We were able to fish in the LA Marsh and on the near shore reefs. Covered plenty of water but it was well worth it. When the smoke cleared, we had caught: red fish, speckled trout, triple tail, black drum, sheepshead, bull sharks, croakers and several more in the trash fish category. To end the day with a bang, Jerry even went 1 for 2 on the massive gar in the canal.
Capt Matt was out with the Legrange crew. Gotta thank my old buddy Emile Craig for setting this trip up for Ed. Capt Matt said this crew could hold their own with the trout. The boys were able to use the live shrimp and the Matrix soft plastics to get well over 60 trout! Capt Matt even got help from Al at the cleaning table on the trout.
Capt Kenny was out with Cal and Mac. These two have been with Capt Kenny on some absolute trout slaughters. They got an early start and found some rather large sparkle trout. I got to see the fish back at the dock and they were fat. They even grabbed a triple tail and a red fish on the way home.
Capt Matt has been on a good run with the trout. He had the Johnson crew and was back in the 60ish club with the trout again. It has certainly worked in his favor that the shrimp we have been getting from Bordages Marina have been perfect sized. Not to big and not too small.
Tuesday, Capt Kenny was out with some trained killers, The Stringer Crew. Chad has been fishing with Kenny for years, and this trip was one of the better ones. They were able to get a big limit of trout, some triple tail and red fish, and looked good doing it. Days like that are why the boys have been coming back for years to fish with Capt Kenny.
And then we get to the 2 days with MS Toursim(Mike Jones), writer/photographer John "Bubba" Phillips, along with Bikini Models Meaghan and Allie. Mike and the good folks with MS Tourism do a fantastic job promoting the outdoors in the great state of Mississippi. The two days we all spent together were more about pictures than the fishing. As usual, just about every fish we caught resulted in 30 minutes of pictures. Safe to say, we completely shut down fishing at some of the reefs in the MS Sound on Tuesday. John even brought a blow up fishing inner tube boat, "The Bubba Boat". Between the bikinis and John floating around the boat snapping pictures, we got a few stares from the other boaters. We did do well with the variety of species. We caught trout, bull reds, slot reds, sharks, flounder, triple tails, sheepshead, and drum. The girls enjoyed the small bull sharks we caught more than anything. Big Thank You to Thomas Genin and the staff at the Blind Tiger Restaurant in downtown Bay St Louis. They prepared their catch and knocked their socks off! Thanks TBT!!!
We have also been getting several calls about the Fishing/Lodging/Dinning packages with the Silver Slipper Casino, right next to our dock in Bayou Caddy.
Here are the basic details of what is included:
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