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  • Anybody looking for something to do in the Hattiesburg, MS area this Wednesday evening should check this out. CCA is a hosting an event that will surely be a great time.
    For more information check out this link http://ccamississippi.org/upcoming-events/2010-pine-belt-chapter-fundraiser-wednesday-march-3-2010.html
    Shore Thing Charters will be there and we hope to see you as well.

    March 01, 2010 at 9:56am

    To nice of a day not to be on the water yesterday. Capt Kyle had to run his boat and Capt Matt along with myself just wanted to go. Due to the tide and north wind we did not get into the water till well after 10 in the AM. Left from Bayou Caddy and made it to the 3 Mile area in the Biloxi Marsh in no time. The water was clean but still in the low 50's. Just kind of jumped around for a few hours checking on some of our favorite spots. Did find some nice reds on the shell covered banks in little to no water.Found one pack with 10 or so fish with all of their tails completely out of the water, always a cool sight. Capt Matt was chunking a Corky style bait, I had a Marsh Works shrimp, and Capt Kyle was throwing the cocahoe. Should be just a little longer for the specks but the marsh looks ready when they are. Ended the day with a handful of reds and great time with my buddies.
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    March 01, 2010 at 9:55am

    Still getting the 'Honey-Doo's' taken care of the past few weeks. If any of you guys and gals are around the Tupelo area this weekend, come check us out at the outdoor show. Here is the link, www.msboatandrvshow.com looks to be a lot of stuff there and we are really looking forward to it. We will be there from Friday till Saturday. Hope to see you there....

    February 16, 2010 at 10:03am

    Hello folks, hope the winter is treating everyone well. If you are not going to be in the woods, or on the water this weekend, this may be something for you. We will be in Jackson at the 'Got Fish' Seminar. We did it last year and it is really fun. You learn a lot, get to ask questions and get to spend the day in a very cool museum. I have posted all the info below. Hope to see you there.

    “Got Fish?” Fishing Seminar & Activities at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Saturday February 6, 2010

    Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will host the annual “Got FISH?” fishing seminar program, moderated by “Mississippi Outdoors” TV show co-host Randy Newell, on February 6, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, don’t miss this group of successful anglers and biologists. They will answer questions concerning fish, fishing, fishing techniques and may even share the location of some secret fishing spots!” explains Aquatic Biologist Karen Dierolf. Plus, bring the whole family to experience the Museum’s touch tank and to see SCUBA divers feeding the fish in our aquariums.

    SEMINAR SCHEDULE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

    9:00 am - 10:00 am: Bass Seminar 10:00 am: Fish Feedings

    10:10 am to 11:10 am: Saltwater Seminar 11:00 am: Fish Feedings

    11:20 pm to 12:30 pm: Crappie Seminar 10 am – Noon: Touch Tank

    The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson. Call 601.354.7303 or visit www.msnaturalscience.org for more information about this event and other programs offered by the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The Museum is part of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Museum Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission: $5 adults; $3 children ages 3-18; $4 senior citizens (60+); free for children 3 and under; free for Museum Members; school teachers with classes: call for group information.

    February 02, 2010 at 11:43am

    Happy New Year to everyone from the Shore Thing Family. 2009 was surely one of the better years for us and we hope 2010 has more to come. 09 was a year of may firsts for yours truly. In June I saw some of the best trophy trout fishing fishing ever. Spring was some of the most productive trout and redfishing ever. The summer months held the best triple tail fishing my boat has ever witnessed. The fall redfishing put the most red fish in the fish box to date. Not to mention the flounder fishing in November was some of the greatest fishing I have seen in my short life. Being the first winter I have worked full time fishing, it has been a treat seeing this many redfish. None of this would be possible without the endless knowledge and support that Capt Matt and Capt Kyle share on a daily basis. Working together with these two fishing machines has surely raised the bar for Shore Thing Fishing. It seems we are able to maximize our time on the water because of the help and support we give each other. To everyone that had a hand, rod, reel, and net in such a wonderful 2009 we thank you and look forward to seeing you in 2010. On with fishing report...
    Believe it or not, we have been fishing the past few weeks. Still having to pick our days, but the fish are there. Almost everything has been focused on redfish, but still getting a few other fish here and there. Have had some good groups, even Congressman Gene Taylor came along one day. All of the ponds from 9mile to Lake Eugene have held fish. Really, we have just been looking for deep enough water to fish and bait. If you go more than 10 minutes without seeing a red or some sort of bait, Move! New Years Eve was a great day to end the year. Had Brad, Shelia, Beau and Lynn from Hattiesburg. Did not have much wind and it was from the SE. We were finally able to get into the back of some ponds I have not been able to reach in weeks. Put well over 20 reds in the boat in the first pond. Did find 3 puppy drum and six fat trout in the ditches. Popping corks with dead shrimp in the dirty water, and spinners or soft plastics sight fishing works best. Cool story of the day was seeing one of my old corks we lost well over a week before in the same pond. The fish was still on it, and it took hours to snag. We were busy catching fish, but it would pop up from time to time. Brad finally made the magic cast to put a nice slot red in the boat. We still have boats open and the fishing is still great. Dress warm and pick your days for some great winter fishing.
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    January 03, 2010 at 8:24am

    Been out twice in the past past week with some good red fishing. Sunday the 8th was Kevin and Gary from Memphis. Tried to get two days in, but Monday was a wash. Did find some nice slots in the ponds even with 20 knots of wind. Got their limit out of one pond. Had the triton that day and the curtains saved out rear ends. Did take advantage of the insane sound system to listen to the Saints win in overtime on the ride in.Had to clean fish in the cold and rain Monday morning, so no dock shot(sorry). All the reds were in the mouths of where the ponds emptied into larger bays using artificial(marsh works tackle). Yesterday was a good one with my buddy Uncle Jesse McMicheal from Petal with Joey in tow. Left late thinking the fog would lift and boy were we wrong. Looking back I made a bad call going out without radar, but I usually don't make the same mistake twice. Uncle Jesse and Joey were celebrating Jesse's Birthday. Kind of limited where we could safely fish, so we stayed in 9 mile bay and drifted shorelines and ponds. If we had some sunlight we could have done some real damage. The water was clean but very hard to see any kind of distance. They did get a limit of reds using Joey's Texas wonder worm(looks like a Corky bait). I threw Dudely's and Marsh Works Spinners. The fish were feeding well against the banks, eating everything in their path. Happy Birthday Uncle Jesse!!!
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    December 14, 2009 at 10:17am

    Lot of ups and downs the past few days. Friday Kyle and myself had the Marshall Smith two boat party. I had one adult and 4 youth on my boat. Made it about half a mile from the dock and blew my engine. Some how limped to the dock and was back in the water in under an hour with a 24 Triton Lts. Special thanks to Dr. Skip and Dr. Duncan Matheson of Diamondhead for letting me use their boat. Dropped my boat at the Boat House for Sid to tell me 'get another a boat and go fishing'. Got our crew back for round two and hit the marsh. Only got to fish few hours but the kids had too much fun. Most of them had never cast a rod so we helped them get a few keeper trout and some sheep head before having to head back. Can't believe I was able to pull it off but when you have good friends, I guess anything is possible.
    Saturday was another story, Capt Kyle and I had another two boat trip with the Ron Duncan group. These boys came to relax, but we made them work. Both Kyle and I filled both boxes with limits of trout. Kyle found some reds, white trout and sheep head as well. I found my fish in the deep ditches with moving water. Tight lining soft plastics in the bends on the ledges of the holes work the best.
    Sunday was the Marlowe crew, Jimmy, Cahill 'fish killa', and Brennan. We eased around all morning for a handful of trout before going to look for redfish. Water was a little too for the new boat but we did manage to get Cahill on a nice sight casting red. All the boats did well over the weekend. Capt Matt and Capt Kyle even caught fish under birds! Still have days open and the lodge is available.
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    November 30, 2009 at 2:40pm

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope everyone has a good day with family and friends.
    Fished yesterday with the Russell family. I have fished with this family for well over 7 years now. We met down in Venice back in the tuna fishing days. Jim, lil Virgil, big Virgil, and Jim's wife Anna had a great day with us. Left from Lafrances because of a little wind in the morning. Made it across to 9 mile without a fuss and started fishing. Had to pull them away from a throw back feeding frenzy to find bigger fish. We hit a good 10 spots and put a good mess of fish in the box before going to look for redfish. They had never done the sight casting thing before and they were hooked. We only had to go in two shallow ponds to find the reds. Every little cut or drain seemed to have fish. Singles and schools of up to 12 fish were all over these ponds. Once everyone got the hang of it we started getting them every few minutes. Anna had never caught a fish in her life and she got one of the biggest fish! Nice and calm on the ride home. Ended the day with 28 keeper trout and 10 slot reds. Trout fell for the deadly dudley's under the popping cork and the reds went for tight lined soft plastics. Still have boats open if anyone wants to get in on some great fishing.
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    November 26, 2009 at 8:06am

    Fished Friday, Sunday and Monday with great fishing two of the 3 days. Friday was good friend Alex Strogen. Only 1 guy but he wanted to fish two days. Since the bad weather was hitting Saturday we opted to stay out all day Friday. From sun up to sun down we fished out tails off. Started in the nine mile area of the Biloxi Marsh. Water was way up and the little trout were eating us alive. Went to our 'go to' spots all morning with one here, one there. Tried a little something different with all the time we had. Hopped into some deep, narrow ditches with emerald green water. Hit pay dirt on the larger trout. With the falling tide, they were holding on the bends and drop offs. We were tight lining deadly dudely's and getting some of the nicer fall trout I have seen thus far. Finished off his limit and even kept a few for supper for myself. Only took one flooded pond to get his limit of reds in a matter of minutes. All sight casting and the reds were in packs of 5 to 10. Had to go look for flounder the last part of the afternoon. Only got 1 good one before it started getting dark. Ended the day with 37 specks, 5 reds(3 released), and 2 flounder.
    Sunday was flounder quest part two. Tried to get a repeat of the 40 nice ones we got last Sunday. Had the same group from last week. Fished the wrong tide and struck out(it happens). It was an all or nothing kind of day and we got the nothing.
    Monday was Coach Doxey, Charlie 'Poppa' Prior and his buddy Ray. Quick day but a good one. Pecked around all morning again but put more keepers in the boat this time. Found the reds on a flooded grass bank with oysters. Casting popping corks with soft plastics tipped with dead shrimp did all the damage. Got 7 before we went back to the trout. Fishing away from the drains with the corks did very well. Had to go check out the deep water ditches and the water was even cleaner. Got 46 nice trout and 3 more reds before having to head in. Fishing has been great, we still have boats open if any wants in on it. Give us a call or check us out on line...
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    November 24, 2009 at 9:08am

    Wow, what a fun and fantastic three days of fishing. Friday, Saturday, Sunday was some of the best fishing and weather I have seen in a long time. Friday was the Joe Walker crew from Memphis. Joe Sr, and Jr met me at Bayou Caddy since it was so calm. Got to the marsh in record time and stayed hooked up. Found constant action in the 9 mile area, but the water was low. Hit a few drains on the outside but kicked up mud at every stop. Put some keeper fish in the boat, but kept 1 for every 6 fish. Did get one nice red as well. Tried some ponds that I thought we would have water but that was a no go. Moved over to the 3 mile area and that was where we found cleaner and deeper water. Fished some oyster beds in 3 to 4 foot of water to finish their limit of specks. Also, found some good white trout, ground mullet, 1 black drum and 1 more bull red. Flat calm ride home with happy father and son team.
    Saturday was a big one. Had five boats for the St. Stanislaus 'Rock-a-Chaws' day on the water. 16 high school students boarded the boats and we all headed to the marsh. Myself, Capt Matt, Capt Kyle, Capt Kenny, and Capt Brett all kept these young men in the fish. The water was even lower but once again, we all stayed in the action. Most of these young men had never been fishing, so they had the time of their lives. I went back to my oyster beds and kept them hooked up. They just had fun watching the corks under. Kind of had to sit back and watch them. We get upset when we don't get big fish, they simply had fun. I think Capt Matt or Capt Kyle may have gotten top honors, but all 5 boats came in with a mess of trout, and redfish.
    Today was one of the better days I have ever had on the water. Capt Lenny Maiolatesi(Fighting Chicken Sportfishing) wanted to take his Dad Leonard flounder fishing. I have never claimed to be 'the duke of fluke', but they had faith in me. Dr. Lee King and his Dad Phil joined us for a day of exploring. We left late to try and catch the tide and boy did it pay off. We drifted sloping banks with soft plastics tipped with either shrimp, cocahoes, or belly strips and loaded the boat. We put 39 stud flounder in the boat before pulling the plug. While we were cleaning the boat to head home, Capt Lenny missed 2 and put number 40 in the box. My best day of flounder fishing prior to this was 11 fish in 1 day. My biggest flounder prior to this trip was maybe 4lbs. I think we had 4 over 5lbs. Lenny and his dad fished for fluke on the east coast for years, they had the magic touch. Dr. Lee and his dad were no slouches to say the least. Learned a lot of stuff from this crew. Big thanks to them for cleaning the fish in record time as well. Got a ton of pics to post as well...
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    November 15, 2009 at 7:57pm

    Fished the last two days with good results. Wednesday was the second day of the Jim Watts crew. We got an early start and made it to the marsh quick. Still the same thing, moving water going from shallow to deeper holes. We had 20 keeper fish in the box before the guys told me they had no need for the fish. Safe to say the fish found a good home(burp). We did spend most of the day redfishing with good action sight fishing. Found a few shore lines and ditches with clean water. The fish were all 22 to 26 inches. All fish were caught on Marsh Works baits(will get to that in a minute). We missed twice as many as we caught but it is always fun watching those beasts eat.
    Thursday was a fun one. The wind was howling, but still fishable. Had Barry Foster and Gulf South Outdoors for their third trip this year. Did have local boy done good Todd Harrell from 3 Doors Down on the boat. Todd brought his Dad, and buddy Troy along for the day. Left the dock at the crack of 8am but made it across. Spent most of the day picking our way through small trout. Did find a few nice ones after a call to Capt Matt and Capt Kyle on the Shore Thing. They were fishing a shoreline of broken marsh and oyster shells. Ended our trout quest with 34 nice keepers and some great footage. Was able to find one ditch of clean water to get two reds sight fishing at the very end of the day. All of the trout fell for clear plastic baits under popping corks. The red fish were very happy to eat spinner baits. FYI, been using some new stuff from Marsh Works Tackle. They make very high end corks, hooks, spinners,plastics, etc. I have very little time to run to the tackle stores this time of year and their stuff is the best made tackle I have ever seen. Their line of products should be selling over this way very soon. You spend a few more bucks for it, but you get what you pay for. Very nice not having tackle not fail on you with paying customers on the boat. I know we got a little weather coming through, but the fishing should be great all fall and into winter. Give us a call to get in on the action.
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206
    Pictures for this Report!

    November 06, 2009 at 12:52pm

    Another good day at the office. Had the Jim Watts crew again and we finally got to go to the marsh. Jim and his buddy Eddie and I left Lafrances at the crack of 7:30 but made it to the marsh quick. Got to stay most of the morning before Jim had to get back to his work. Found all the trout away from shell banks due to the tide. The redfish were crashing the banks and we just went to the splashes. We put a box of trout and reds in the cooler and headed home. Not sure on the count because we were so pressed for time(again). They were both a big help at the cleaning table. They did let me take a dock shot though. Capt Matt rolled up as we were getting finished and he had another boat load. We can't stop him, we can only hope to contain him. The fall fishing is in full swing, to get in on the action....
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    November 03, 2009 at 4:05pm

    Boy this time change got me this morning. Got up way too early and met up with my crew for the the Lafrances run. I had the wild German crew, Jobest Elbster and his Popps along for the day. We got our live bait and headed across. The seas were nice and we were fishing fast. First stop in the 9 mile area was met with diving birds and jumping shrimp. The only problem was that the big trout did not get the memo. Stayed way to long for 6 trout but it looked too perfect to leave. Found more fish down the road but the crew let me know they were here for redfish. Out of nowhere we saw several fish feeding along the banks of this pond and we made chase. These fish get a little careless in the fall. We were able to creep up on all three feeding fish in chocolate milk water. Leaving pond 1 we could see more fish feeding down the channels and went after them. At one point, I chased down one fish with the 250 yamaha and got it! Did see one redfish get stuck in the marsh chasing a shrimp, it was there for a good 10 seconds. Tried to scoop it with the net but had to use the live shrimp to let it sleep on some ice. Drifted two more shell banks to put 23 keeper trout and 9 reds in the boat before having to leave at 11 AM. Been fishing ponds that lead to deeper water on this low tide. Most of the shell banks we fish we are having to move back another 50 yards to make work. Plastic under the popping corks seems to work just fine these days...
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    November 02, 2009 at 4:55pm

    Fished Wednesday with the Dan Smith group and it was a good one. Both Capt Matt and My crew left from Lafrances and we were met with flat calm seas(finally). We made the short crossing to 9 mile in a matter of minutes. First drain was a bust, no bait and no fish. Second drain was on fire, diving birds, jumping shrimp and plenty of fish. Dan, David, Melton and myself stayed hooked up every cast for 45 minutes. Very few throw backs and a few really nice fall specks. Put 34 keepers in the boat before that bite shut down. The wind picked up and we went looking for cleaner water. Found it a few bays over and went back to work. Had to pick through more trout this time, but most of the keepers were well over 14 inches. Ended our trout quest with 75 keepers and went looking for reds. Not as much luck with them, and the wind kept blowing. Still using the popping cork and Deadly Dudely Mauler shrimp in Blue moon. Did use some of our live shrimp as well as skitter walks for some topwater action in the morning. Pulled the plug after lunch and headed home. Called Capt Matt to see how he did and he just said 'good'. Back at the dock he had his crew their 2 person limit of trout and reds, not to mention a nice flounder. Fall is certainly here and the fishing should stay like this for a good while, give us a call if you want to get in on it...
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    October 29, 2009 at 2:05pm

    Fished Sunday and Monday of this week. Still leaving from Lafrances in Ansely to shorten the ride to the marsh. Sunday was the Bond faimily from Starksville, MS. Bob, Lisa, Andy and Adam were along for a fun day. The 9 mile area kept us in constant action all morning long. Popping corks with either live shrimp or Deadly Dudely Mauler shrimp in the blue moon did the damage. Most of the drains and bays we fished were loaded with specks and whites. Had to get them back early but put 56 keeper trout in the boat before pulling the plug. Got back to the launch to find I had a flat on my trailer. The hole was to big to plug and we were on a time constraint. Once again Kevin Desselle and the folks at Sport Tail in Waveland, saved the day(on a Sunday!). Besides making the best boat trailers on the planet, the customer service is second to none. Thanks again Sports Trail, you will have my business forever.
    Monday was the Jerry Travis Crew from Pumpkin Center, LA. Jerry and Rick met up very early and we went across. Same story as Sunday but alot more throw backs. Did find one big bull, some slots and tons of rat reds. Got a tad sporty on the ride in, but still enjoying the ride of the new Hydra Sport. Fishing has been great so far this fall, and it should only get better.
    ****Shore Thing Fishing Charters****
    With three boats available we can take groups of up to 12 or more. Anglers under the age of 13 fish for free! We supply rods reels, tackle, snacks, drinks, ice, fuel, live bait and fun. No charge for fish cleaning and bagging.
    Our lodge can sleep 10 people comfortably, with special rates for multiple night bookings and large groups. No check out time on your last day so you can shower before your trip home. For your next fishing trip, give us a call or check us out on line. www.shorethingcharters.com or 228-342-2206

    October 27, 2009 at 3:21pm

    Fished Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this past week with pretty good results. Been getting some nice bait at Bay Marina in BSL. Sunday was Warren and Larry all the way from Oregon. Very patient crew as I had to change boats early in the morning. Had some issues with mine, so Capt Matt let me borrow the Parker for a few hours. Sunday the wind was howling, so we stayed in close. Found fish almost every cast, but alot of throwbacks. Fished the Pearl River area which is very easy to hide from a north wind. Caught specks, whites, flounder and black drum. Stayed all day and put a nice box together. Monday was the same group but did get to use my boat. Left from Lafrances in Ansely and it payed off. The run to the marsh from that launch is soo freakin quick. The LA marsh was really good to us, with moving water and plenty of bait. Caught a mess of specks at the first stop. Had the big bull reds show up and shut us down. They were not taking any fish for the flight home so we went looking for other stuff. Caught some big flounder and more trout. My freezer was empty, so thanks Warren group for the fish. Tuesday was a fun one. My old deckhand from the Venice days let me run their new 23 Boston Whaler Dauntless. Very fun boat and a very cool crew. Deckhand Casey, Dad Curt and Brother Craig all rode along for some very good fishing catching. Found all the trout in drains that emptied into deeper water canals. The fish seemed to be holding in 2 foot of water. Anytime the bull reds or porpoises came through we had to move. Never did find the slot reds, but did find plenty of bulls and rats. I threw the Deadly Dudely mauler shrimp in blue moon all day. They threw a variety of Berkely gulp baits and did better than yours truly. Had to get home so they took all the fish to their camp. Casey said we had 60 trout(100's of throw backs) for the day. Special thanks to Sid Leblanc and the boys at the Boat House for finding the little gremlin that was living in my boat. Can not say enough about how much those guys do for us and our boats. Still fishing in the wind ladies and gentlemen, of course the bites are better when the wind does not blow, but we are still making it work. Still have boats open and our lodge if anyone wants to get in on some great fall fishing. The weather is very cool and the fishing is awesome! www.shorethingcharters.com 228-342-2206

    October 23, 2009 at 2:12pm

    Had the chance to film a tv show with some of our kayaks. Put 4 heritage kayaks, 4 people and all of our junk and went to the marsh. Host Barry Foster made it all of 3 seconds before he fell into the water(very funny).The ponds in the interior of the marsh are full of perfect slot fish right now. The water was a little high and murky, so we just paddled further into the ponds. It is the coolest thing hooking these fish and having them pull you all over the marsh. We caught reds, trout and flounder all out of the kayaks. Most everyone either casted spinner baits or gulp shrimp along the shallow banks. So neat being able to get into 6 inches or less and see fish. Very long day and Coach Chris Doxey, John Marquez and Barry Foster were all a big help. Loading and unloading those things is very easy with an extra set of hands. www.shorethingcharters.com 228-342-2206

    October 14, 2009 at 5:37am

    October 10 report,
    Fished Wednesday and Thursday of last week with good results. Still fishing the drains and points with moving water in the 9 mile area of the Biloxi Marsh. The bait still has been leading the way to the fish. The topwater fishing has been incredible and lasting most of the morning. The areas we have been fishing have not been holding the bigger trout, but the action and numbers are out of sight. The red fishing has been a little tougher with the lower water, but you can actually see them tailing all through the marsh. Wednesday was Bryan Brasher from the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, TN. He brought his buddy Robert Calloway. My friend, Todd Garret of Diamondhead came along as well. Needed pictures for an upcoming article in the Memphis paper and boy did we get it. Got topwater trout pics, slot reds and one door mat flounder. Todd threw topwater almost all day and since he never had caught a fish on topwater, it was the 'best trip ever'. Some casts you would get 5 or 6 blow ups before the trout would get stuck. Skitter walks and she dogs did most of the damage. Ended the day with 40 something trout, 2 slot reds and 2 nice flounder and some great photos. Thursday was Tony and Mike Aguis from Florida. The wind was calm in the morning and fish were hungry. First thing in the morning they got a nice bull red and several big trout. Found one drain with moving water and big shrimp jumping. For a good two hours they caught fish every cast(small trout, keeper trout, and white trout). They did not want to keep alot of fish so we went back to red fishing. Once again, we could see them but they were spooky. Still neat watching them smash bait all over the shallow banks. Capt Matt and Capt Kyle looked like they some bigger trout on Thursday and some nice reds and flounder.Got boats open if anyone wants to go. www.shorethingcharters.com 228-342-2206

    October 10, 2009 at 11:09am

    October 6 report,
    Still behind on the reports, but here we go... Thursday was some of Timber Ridges finest, the Mike Pfister crew. We left from their dock and headed to the marsh. Fished the east side with some so so results. I think we caught everything that swims and a few for the table. We caught: specks, whites, flounder, redfish, sheephead, spanish, bluefish, ladyfish, spadefish, pompano, catfish, stingray. Was nice and calm and always a good time with the boys from Lafayette. Friday I tried to fish John and Pat before they had to go back to Iraq. The weather was horrible in the AM but we waited until it passed to go in the PM. The man in the box completely blew it for us and we opted to stay in close. Should have gone across, but made a good day of it. Fished over in the Rigoletes and caught plenty of fish. The trout bite was good, but almost too many throw backs. Did find one triple tail under a crab trap. We did catch specks, whites, reds and flounder as well. Saturday was the Bill Pittman crew. We got to the marsh and were met with diving birds and jumping shrimp in the Three Mile area. Put 20 something trout in the box and went looking for reds. The red quest was a bit tough but we did find 3 before pulling the plug. Today was the Mitch Miller crew and it was a good one. Flat calm and ran full speed across. First stop was non stop action on the specks. Fished the drains in the 9 Mile area with bait going nuts. The trout were literally jumping out of the water! Fished one other drain to get 50 trout and 12 whites before going to look for red fish. Got 4 nice slots in 3 stops as well as 3 big flounder. Been using popping corks with clear and chartreuse or topwater to get the trout. The reds are coming off the broken marsh with either live or dead shrimp. Find the bait, find the fish. Still got boats open if anyone wants to go. For more info check us out www.shorethingcharters.com 228-342-2206

    October 10, 2009 at 11:04am

    Fished Friday, Sunday and Monday with some great fishing in the LA Marsh. Been leaving from Bayou Caddy with Bordages live shrimp and dead shrimp. Friday was day two of the Ralliegh Trosper trip. We went back to the drains and ponds and caught even more redfish and trout. The bait was almost too thick, they had shrimp, pogies, mullet and ballyhoo everywhere we fished. They ended their two day trip with a total of 33 keeper reds, 71 trout and 6 big flounder. The action was almost every cast counting the throw backs. Sunday was the two boat John Best crew. Me and Capt Kyle took this crew out. Water was calm and the fishing was good. Don't remember the numbers but it was a nice picture of slot reds, trout and flounder. Did get to sight fish for the last part of the day and went 1 for 4 on reds. Big fish of the day was a huge alligator gar that nailed my cocahoe. The fish shredded my landed net but when I put the remains in his mouth it got hung in his teeth. Flat calm on the ride home. Capt Brett helped us out with the Skipper Zimmerman trip. Once again, he whacked the trout getting their two man limit. He also added some nice reds and flounder. Monday, the wind finally showed up for the Nathan Saddinger trip. The Hydra Sport had all she wanted, but handled very well. Made to calm water in the 9 Mile area and fished all day. Stayed in the ponds all day because of the wind. Did find reds and trout on the inside of the marsh in less than perfect conditions. If last week was a sign of things to come, this fall is going to be off the charts. With the bait and the fish already stacking up, I think it is going to go from great to freaking incredible. Book your trips now for some awesome fall fishing. Big groups welcome and we can sleep up to 12 at the lodge. Posting the pics now. For more info check us out www.shorethingcharters.com or call 228-342-2206

    September 30, 2009 at 8:26am
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