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Wild bunch at Cat Island House, and was able to pull of a 6 Boat trip with Silver Slipper Casino(Reds, Trout, Drum, Trout, Jacks)!!!!


Got 2 much needed days off, thanks to momma nature over the weekend. We have been back and forth to the island and a had a massive trip from the Silver Slipper Casino. Got some cool stories to go with this cool weather. Here we go!!!....
For the better part of the week, we had a 4 Boat(Captains Alex, Matt, Kenny and Sonny), 14 person trip to the Cat Island house with the group from Helena. This is their 2nd time to the island, and they are one of our "livelier" crews. Most of em fish, some of em hang out, but ALL of them goof off the entire time. Their trash talking is from start to finish. They enjoy the big meals together, and it gets LOUD at meal times. Chef Chris did not disappoint. His big shrimp boils, gumbo and fried fish were absolutely outstanding.
Most of the ribbing is directed to Ryan Mayfield. Poor Ryan, is still talking about the "Big One" that he saw in the canal last year, the one that got away... That poor dude just cant get let it go. He has developed a real love affair with this big hawg, and sad to say his big friend did not show up this year. That did not stop his buddies from picking on him, not one bit.
I had my buddy Trey Curry back with me again this year. He knows his way around a boat, and new guy Justin was not to shabby either. The first morning of the 3 day trip, those two knocked out a limit of red fish before most of the crew was finished eating breakfast!!! It was pretty funny, everyone thought we were heading back to the house because we were having a emergency bathroom situation. No issues on our boat, we were DONE!!! It was nice being able to have a late hearty breakfast and relax for a little while.
The island has been full of fish, but honestly most are throw backs. At one point, we had Captains Matt, Alex and Kenny all checking in that it was "every cast", but most were rat reds and 12-14 inch trout.  We just let the boys enjoy their adult beverages and picked through the fish. This crew could've have fun digging a ditch, so fighting fish for 3 days was a welcome treat. We did get to see some cool stuff though. Twice we got to run into open water schools of boiling bull reds and jacks. It was awesome watching those copper beasts come clear outta the water. They were crushing big schools of mullet. New guy Justin had the hot hand on our boat. Both times we ran into these schools, he was the lucky one to hook up, and land a huge bull red and jack.
Capt Matt was with us, on the big school of jacks the last morning. The sun wasn't even up, and we were right in front of the house! Both boats were fighting enormous jacks. We got ours in and went looking for eaters. Capt Matts crew fought one monster for almost 45 Minutes! Sadly, the fish snapped the leader, below the Boat Monkey Cork. For a nice kick in the groin, while the angler was bringing in his cork, another big jack crevalle came up and swallowed just the bare cork!!!
Before the weather got really bad, we were able to sneak a big day trip with a huge crew from the Silver Slipper Casino. We always try to go to the LA Marsh with their VIP's, but the weather was not safe for crossing. With a little help from our guy Bill Dejardins at the Slipper, we were able to move the event to the new Bay St Louis Harbor. The Slipper folks just bussed everyone over, and we were able to fish in the Bay. The winds were honking, but we were protected and cozy all morning long. The puppy drum were thick, and most of the boats were covered up with them. We did get a few sea monster big black drum also. Their were a couple reds and flounder brought in as well. Much like the fish at Cat Island, the most if not all the trout and reds were undersized. Everyone was just glad to get a couple hours on the water and catch fish. Special thanks to Captain Brett Ladner, Captain Clay Necaise, and Captain Jeremy McHugh for helping out. Myself, Captain Kenny and Captain Alex had a great time fishing with yall.
We will be back and forth to the island for the next few weeks. The Fall fishing is always fun there, in MS Waters and of course the LA Marsh. We will be watching the weather closely, and just fishing in between the fronts. We do a lot of rescheduling this time of year, so our calendar stays very full a few weeks out. If anyone wants to fish, please give us as much notice as you can, and please be flexible if possible. If its fishable, we will fish it. If the weather isn't safe and or productive, we will always try to move it to a better date. Hope to see yall out there. Thanks

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