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Great Fishing over the Thanksgiving Holiday(trout, reds, drum, flounder, sheepshead)

 
 
We Shore Thing Fishing Charters hope everyone had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. We spent the better part of the holliday week on the water. The first part of the week was marred with screaming winds and rough seas. We kept all of our trips in close. One to play it safe, and two because the fishing was fast and furious near shore. The Kilburn boys joined me for a great near shore trip. They wanted to feed the masses before Thanksgiving. We were able to get Scott and his twin boys on a mound of sheepshead and flounders. Their mother and baby sister joined us at the dock. Think lil sis had more than anyone terrorizing our left over bait in the live wells...
Black Friday was a tough one in the high winds, but all three boats we had running were able to make it happen. Captains Matt, myself and Jimmy Ray bounced around the Bay and rivers all morning till we found what we needed. Everyone found their bites in different locations. Some were up in the marsh, others were along the shore lines and some were on the bridges. Everything came off of the live shrimps. Instead of fighting for flat screen TV's, we spent Black Friday fighting sheepshead, black drum, red fish, flounders and trout.
Saturday we finally got some decent weather. Capt Matt had the one an only Herman Jacobi down from Jackson. They headed south to the LA Marsh for a little fall fishing fun. They said the falling tide inside the marsh was dynamite. Working points, drains and current lines they boxed 56 keeper trout and 1 red.
One of my favorite crews was in town on Saturday, Charles and John Stribling. They requested a near shore trip, an I was happy to oblige. They have been on some amazing trips over the years. Heck, September of this year, they were on the best triple tail trip of 2015. Charles was wanting to do battle with the big sheepshead, drum and reds. All three showed up in a big way. We absolutely hammered on the fish and had to call it an early day with the fish box topped off. Since it was much calmer, we were able to work a bunch of structure, and with the stout currents we had to get right up on them. Live or dead shrimp worked, as long as you could get it right next to something. One ounce leads were barely staying on the bottom, but when you got a good cast you got bit.
Sunday, we had three boats out and all three took advantage of the flat calm seas, and headed to the LA Marsh. Capt Matt was rolling with the Weems crew. Matt just kept with his plan from the day before. The bite he was on, was the same for all of the boats. Plenty of trout, but plenty of throw backs, you just had to pick through them. Capt Jimmy Ray was out with Shore Thing Gold Club Members, The Eastmans. Mr Perry and Mike were working some of the same points and drains with Matt. The red fish visited both boats through out the day. Both boats came in with a nice box of sparkle trout as well. They were finishing up when we rolled in, but the gut bucket was full of trout and red fish heads.
My dear friend Jerry Travis was in town on Sunday, with his buddy "Cowboy". Jerry and I used to be partners in an offshore boat down in Venice, LA many years ago. He an I have had some unbelievable tuna fishing trips in years past, but he is all about the trout these days. It has been a long time since he has been over to fish the skinny water, but we made up for lost time. My man Jerry does not care to much about red fish, but his buddy "Cowboy" was all about them. We made a good showing on the big bull reds, and slot fish, before Jerry put the boat on trout detail. The majority of their 50 trout came where a shallow pond was draining into a deeper canal. The trout were stacked up on the ledge where the water went from 2 feet to 6 feet. The best baits were either a shrimp imitation or a live cocahoe under the Boat Monkey corks. For what ever reason, we broke off two lines and had the corks floating around us. BOTH corks got hit and began swimming around the boat . One of them had a keeper trout on it, and one swam into a shallow pond. I will be going back to get it...
 

****SHORE THING FISHING CHARTERS****
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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