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Day Trips on fire with Triple Tails and Trout. Also, 6 amazing days at the Cat Island House!!!!

 

 

 
 
In the last two months, some of our guides have literally spent more time at the Cat Island then on the main land. We have had two crews out there this past week and both trips were out of sight good! The day trips have been running like mad. With close to 25 day trips running in the past week, I am sure some details will be missed. The pictures always seem to fill in the gaps on the day trips, and I gonna try to recap the amazing time we had out at the cat island house.
Earlier in the week we had Burns Smith and his crew out at the island. It was some serious work with these guys, they fished hard. We had three boat loads of die hard fish slayers. The weather allowed us to fish all of our morning and afternoon trips. We got to a little bit of everything. Capt Kenny got in to do a little triple tail fishing. They released some smaller ones but were able to bring home some good eaters. Capt Matt and I spent a large portion of our time drifting the island with live baits and soft plastics under the Boat Monkey Corks. We caught some stud trout and Burns and the boys were troopers. The big joke on my boat was that we only caught fish for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. Not that I planned it, but it was for the most part, true. It seemed like every outing we had, we would get an all out trout skull dragging for one solid hour (not necessarily a bad thing). Capt Kenny took advantage of one very calm morning and put the smack down on some big trout with the top water baits. Their weapons of choice were Skittler Walks and She Dogs. Honestly though, I think these guys enjoyed battling the big jack crevalles on light tackle more than anything. These boys have traveled and fished all around the globe. We kept them very entertained, and very well fed out there. They enjoyed the ever living heck out of it.
While we were out there, and for the rest of the week, the guys on the day trips were really hustling. Captains Alex, Darren, Ray, and Jimmy Ray hit the water like mad men. They covered some miles the past few days. They spent some days in close in MS waters, working the reefs, bridges and Bay. Most calm days, the boys were down south in the LA Marsh. Some days their trout were hungrier than others, and they were able to knock em down with soft plastics tight lined or under the Boat Monkey popping corks. Other days they had to sling the live shrimp and or croakers to get them snapping. What really helps the most, is all of our guides working together to help the charters be as productive as possible. Knowing where to go is almost as important as knowing where NOT to go. I have fished with these fine gents for years now. When a hot bite happens, working side by side with these guys on a school of fish is like poetry in motion. The stealth and skill these fellows move with, is something to be seen. Some of nicest, most professional trained killers you would ever wanna fish with.
The fish of the week for the day trips, had to be the triple tail. Being at the island, we did not cover a fraction of the open water the day trip boats did. The open water was where the boys put a hurtin on some big fat triple tails. Since most of the week was pretty, calm, clean water, the triple tails paid dearly. It sounded like the quantity and the quality improved greatly this week.
Got one day back on land, and headed back to the island with Capt Matt and Chef Frank "The Real Deal "McNeil. Back for their 3rd time, Dr Jones (Sr and Jr), Dr Henry, Hub, Dr Trey, and new comer Scott were in for a treat. They started the party very early on this adventure. Dr Trey and Hub took Treys Andros Panga out early that morning and later met us at the island. Since our boats are not licensed to catch snapper, they did it on their own ride. They hit some structures in state waters for a very quick limit of snappers. So quick, that they had plenty of time for a little cobia fishing. We were all very pleased with their catch, one of the big snappers and their smallest cobia got released in lake Crisco on our last night for supper! Don't think we will ever get tired of eating fresh trout, but it was a very nice change of pace.
The rest of the three days, we stayed in our boats. Honestly, it was not our biggest haul of trout numbers wise, but I think it may have been one of the bigger hauls size wise. Even the smaller fish were net worthy fish. We sent hundreds of live baits to a very noble death with these boys. The high light of the fishing had to be watching those live baits come to surface trying to get away from those big trout. You would just sit and watch the baits begin to jump or flutter next to the cork, and then WHAMO! We did give the trout a little break during the first half of our last afternoon. Capt Matt went after some triple tail, and I went looking for reds. We took our licks from the hoarse flies and got visited by the bulls and the slot fish. New comer Scott was our golden boy of the trip. He went home all smiles, getting his first triple tail with Matt and first red fish with me. We still have some primo dates available in the fall out at the Cat Island House. Most of Spring and early summer of 2017 is already booked. We cant stress this enough on these trips, if you wanna book out there, you have to plan way ahead, but it is well worth the wait.
In the mean time, we will just be makin it do what it do. Looks like it is gonna be a rather warm summer. We are pushing all of our trips to try and leave as early as possible. The trout fishing has been steady, the reds have been keeping us busy, and the triple tails have been a very welcome bonus. Those looking to tangle with the big critters, come on with it! The big sharks and jacks have moved in too. Get out an enjoy it, just have fun and be safe! Thanks
 
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speckled trout, redfish, flounder, tripletail, black drum, sharks 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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