I am glad to see there a plenty of tournaments now a days. My hat goes off to the guys and gals that work their tails off to do what it takes to get those winning fish. These tournaments bring tons of people to our area, and pump plenty of money into our local economy. With that said, and I can't stress this enough, WE(shore thing charters) ARE NOT TOURNAMENT FISHERMEN. Even though, every trip we take is basically a tournament, we are after the biggest, and most fish we can catch. We see the occasional big trout and "money" slot reds, but nothing that would consistently place in these tournaments. Our company is about good family fishing fun. However when tournaments have multiple categories that allow everyone a shot at prizes we get to show our stuff.
John and Jeanne Baxter brought their kids William and Rebecca to fish with Capt Alex. Mrs Rebecca, brought her A-game, and took home the 1st Place trophy in the sheepshead category! Capt Brian was running with one of our fellow St Stanislaus (class of 93) alumnus, Jeff "The Eagle" Loup and his two kids Clayton and Olivia. Capt Brian put on a good show, and the youngsters took the 1st place trophy in the redfish category and placed 2nd in the flounder category! Well done Fais Do Do on one heck of a tournament.
Besides the big day fishing for glory, we have had the boats running all over the Bay, MS Sound, LA Marsh and Cat Island. Everything has been right on time. Capt Kenny had 100 trout with the Hall crew last Thursday before 9AM! He spent the rest of his morning playing with the triple tails, and then grabbed a couple of reds. The multi boat North Amercian Coal crew was in town for two days and they literally filled our dock with speckled trout, triple tails and red fish. It was a group effort, but one impressive haul. Capt Darrien brought in a boat load of trout this afternoon with the Raspberry crew that were all logs. He stayed on the same shell bar all day and just stuck with them. His hard work paid off, it was some of the prettiest trout we have seen this year.
The last couple of days had many "firsts" on my boat. Skipper Samson got his first ever triple tail. Nathan Guice brought some family friends and their kids were both able to catch their biggest fish ever(bull red and black drum). I also got to see my good buddy William Chaffe Jr reel in his biggest bull red ever. I love catching a box of fish, but nothing gets me going like making these memories for our people. They will never forget these days on the water, that is... until we help them catch a bigger one?...
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