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Trick or Treat Fishing at Cat Island for Halloween!!!

 
 


One thing is certain, when you stay with us at the Cat Island House, we are gonna have fun! We actually spent Halloween(morning) out there, but with bad weather coming in, we celebrated for three days. We enjoyed our time with Bo, Mike, Parker, Bob, John and Nessa. This crew was up for what ever, even if it meant wearing a unicorn, werewolf, mullet wig or Beetleguice mask.
The fishing was fair for the three days we were out there, and on a couple of the outings some of the people opted to hang out around the house. We were able to get into some slot reds but the big flounders we caught last week were few and far between. The specks were hit n miss, but there were white trout in the deeper holes. Almost all of the red fish we found were way back in the bayous and canals. We had a bit of a screwy tide, the highest part was during the middle of the night. The trips we ran in the past few weeks, we had our peak high tide in the late morning. Finding fish was not the issue, it was finding water to get the boats in an out of.
Mike an I snuck out Halloween morning for a couple hours, while the rest of the crew was eating breakfast. The majority wanted to scoot out early to get ahead of the weather. Conditions were too perfect not to wet a line, so we made a quick drift in the canals, near the house. No telling how much damage we could have done, had we not have to leave. The rat reds were thick, but the slot reds were stacked up on most every point, with moving water. I imagine we would have done even better had we not been fishing with Unicorn and Beetleguice Masks. What can I say, we enjoy ourselves on Halloween.
When we did find our reds, trout and flounder the popping corks were well used. Even with a breeze, the Boat Monkey Popping corks were the only way to go. Either rigged with live shrimp or a soft plastic tipped with either dead or cut bait, the corks saved the day. The Grass was a little thick in some places, so being able to keep the baits right of the bottom helped. The extra weights on the floats made casting into the wind much easier.
The wildlife was out in full force for this trip. We had Ospreys eating fish in the trees, right off the porch. Walters pet heron "Clyde" came back from a 2 month vacation. He ate any white trout or mullet that was left out and unprotected. The last of the hummingbirds were draining the nectar out of the feeders. The raccoons even made a few appearances, and one even left us a smelly "gift" at the front door(poop).
As usual, Chef Frank "From da Westbank, The Real Deal" McNeil hit another homerun with the food. We had a seemingly endless procession of dips, fruit, shrimp, gumbo, garlic bread, fish, salads, breakfasts and desserts. I have no clue how that man keeps that food coming, and I don't care, its painfully delicious. Always fun to eat good and watch Thursday Night Football, and The World Series, 7 miles offshore! 
While we were out at the island, acting like fools, Capt Brian was knocking the snot out of the fish. Fishing close to home, Capt Brian was fishing Mr and Mrs Right from Florida. The happy couple was taking advantage of Shore Things exclusive fishing package with the Silver Slipper Casino. You really can not beat that deal with the room, buffet and fishing charter. You can set up these packages through the Silver Slipper or with our Shore Thing Captains.When we got back to land, Capt Brian sent us pics and said they literally filled the boat in less than 2 hours. Slot reds, puppy drum, big sheepshead and big trout were all in the mix. He even said they released 8 big drum. Brian said the Rights were traveling and did not want to keep fish. They were nice enough to let him keep some. Pretty sure I know what Brian will be eating in the coming weeks up at his deer camp....

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