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Big Boats, Big Fish and Big Fun!!!!

Now that schools are starting back, and hunting(deer, dove, duck) seasons are just around the corner, the crowds on the water are much less. I was out today and only saw one boat all day! We are always happy to see other boaters enjoying the great outdoors, but it is nice to have a wide open bite to yourself sometimes. For the most part, the rest of the year should be like this and the fishing should be incredible.
Last week we had out work cut out for us, but we made it do what it do. The West winds were stout, but we are able to hide from it near Bayou Caddy. Our good buddy Mike Jones with MS Tourism was in town with a writer from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Mr Larry Rea. Both Mike and Larry brought the wives, Laura and Mariam. Everyone worked their tails off, fishing in some tough conditions to get what we needed. Fishing with writers is not about getting big numbers, it is about variety. Rough and dirty water had the odds stacked against us, but this crew kept at it, and persistence paid off. In two challenging days of fishing, we caught speckled trout, bull reds, flounder, sheepshead, black drum and bull sharks. We loaded for bear and threw everything we had at em. At most stops, we fished with live shrimp, mullet, pogies, croakers, even lady fish. The boat must have looked like a porcupine with all the rods being fished out of it. We worked for them, but we got a nice mixed bag. The real treat came the evening after our first day of fishing...
Thomas Genin with the Blind Tiger Restaurant in down town Bay St. Louis, now offers sunset cruises on a tricked out Hatteras sport fishing yacht. He and his deck hand Marcello took us out for an evening cruise. We brought the wives and had an amazing time. I have run big boats, and have played in the Jordan River many many times. Gotta say, taking that yacht up river was freaking very cool! They had all the food, beverages and tunes covered. They keep the boat right behind the restaurant in the new BSL Harbor. Just another neat thing to do when you down here in God's Country.
Most of last week we spent fishing in close. The winds and seas prevented a safe trip to the LA Marsh. If we could have gone, the water would have most certainly been rough and dirty. The trout we have been catching in close have been pretty big, but no big numbers. The numbers should increase when the water cleans up. On the moderately calmer days, the triple tail fishing has been good also. Capt Jimmy Ray got his lovely wife Tiffany to hop in the boat after his morning trip Saturday. They went out in hopes of slinging some big trout over the rail. She is a trooper and showed her husband how it is done. The caught some fine trout for supper.
Did get to roll out the marsh today, with the World Famous JEM Mechanical Crew. Jimmy and "Catfish" Logan were along for the ride. Jimmy calls the trips at 20 trout or 10AM, which ever happens first. Got to come in a lil early, and even went over his "limit". As soon as we got to the marsh, we found a big flock of birds working on jumbo shrimp. We started flinging the Boat Monkey Corks and Matrix Shads. You got a fish every cast, but 1 out of every 4 was a keeper. However, if things continue like this into fall, it should be off the charts good! When the pogies moved in, the bull reds were right with them. We battled with three of them, and called it a day.
A huge Shore Thing Charters THANK YOU goes out to our friend Mike Jones with MS Tourism. This man has done an incredible job, getting the word out about the fantastic fishing opportunities in south Mississippi. He is always getting writers and television shows down here, putting our amazing area on the map. Thanks Mike, we appreciate all you do for the wonderful MS Gulf Coast!!!

ESTABLISHED IN 2003. 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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