pic taken in SW MS.
Hello to everyone, we at Shore Thing Fishing Charters hope all is well to everyone reading this. Spring time is here and the catches brought in already have been very good. After a superb year of fishing in 08 our goals and expectations are very high this year.
We kept boats working through the winter this past season, doing a number on the specks and reds. For the most part the winter was a mild one, which means the fishing should be red hot for months to come. Captain Sonny was able to be a guest speaker at the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series as well as the Got Fish event in Jackson, MS. This year, Shore Thing Charters will be featured in Sport Fishing Magazine, Mississippi Sportsman, Marsh and Bayou Magazine. We also have a television show lined up with Academy Sports and Outdoors this spring.
In the past two weeks healthy numbers of speckled trout, red fish, flounder, sheepshead, and black drum have been seen at the cleaning tables. With such an incredible spring 'bite' last season we are all excited about seeing which boat will get big trout of the year. Capt Matt Tusa's boat took top honors last year with a beautiful 7 pounder(caught in mid April). The summer fishing last season was well above average. With good catches coming in the early morning, most days we were able to 'beat the heat'. Of course the coveted fall fishing is usually a conservative bet for nice weather and great fishing. Our hopes are very high for another awesome season of fishing.
Shore Thing has once again expanded its arsenal with the addition of Captain Kyle Jarreau(pronounced (JA-ROW). Capt Kyle come to us with over 15 years of guiding experience. Jarreau's specialty is inshore fishing for speckled trout, red fish and flounder in the Biloxi Marsh and Chandeleur Islands. The other guides are already having trouble keeping up with this seasoned pro. As with all Shore Thing employees, Capt Kyle conducts himself with a very positive, fun loving, and professional attitude on and off the water. With 3 boats fishing together the guides are able to cover more water and find fish even faster.
The Shore Side Lodge, with a water front location, minutes from the beaches, shopping, casinos, and restaurants was a hit in 08. With more and more large groups wanting to stay close together, Shore Side can make this happen. Now that Shore Thing has 3 boats in operation, we can accommodate 10 anglers on and off the water. Our corporate packages went over very smooth, as well as: birthday parties, office retreats, family reunions, bachelor parties, and simple weekend get a ways. Of course, small groups are always welcome.
Thanks to your help, Shore Thing Fishing Charters is constantly growing. We pride ourselves on our friendly and professional service. Feel free to check out website for information on latest fishing reports and pictures(www.shorethingcharters.com or call 228-342-2206). If for any reason you wish to be removed from our mailing list, simply reply to this email saying so, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Capt Mike and Lindsay Thompson
Capt Sonny Schindler
Capt Matt Tusa
Capt Kyle Jarreau
Janna Lee harvested her first boss on March 14th in Adams county. Janna's worst half of the relationship, Doug Atkins called in this bird while Steven Bush of Mossy Oak Productions filmed the hunt..The bird sported a 9' beard, 1' spurs & 18lbs.
Happy Hunting..Go Janna I expect to see more from this avid hunter.
Andrew Werhan landed this fine Tom on 3/7/09 near Forkville, MS. He shot him at 10:30 am with his Remington 12 ga. 870 at 25 yards. 2 3/4 #6's did the trick. The bird came gobbling and strutting from 200 yards away. Box call was the poison for this noisy two year old. 8 1/2' beard, 1/2'sprurs & 18lbs. This is Andrews 3rd gobbler to take on youth weekend. Andrew goes to school at MRA and is 13 years old. Everyone who knows Andrew, ask him what's his secret to success.
This Mako shark was hauled in on 2/25, 70 miles south of Port Forchon..He weighed 1,149.5 lbs. Bill Walters of Grandbaruy, TX caught him while fishing with Capt. Bill Staff with 'The Sea Spray' out of Orange Beach, AL. Capt. Bill said, the shark had already ate a couple of wahoos before they finally got him hooked with a 1/2 of a skip jack tuna. It took 6 hrs to get to the boat and then the real work started trying to get the monster in the boat. When they cleaned the shark, they found a 60 lb. Wahoo in his belly...
Captain Bill Staff
Orange Beach, AL
First pic was taken on Tuesday of this week and the second was taken on Sunday. I think it's safe to say they are warming up to the idea of spring, but clearly bunched up.
Notice the white hen in the picture to the right with a beard.
Last picture goes to show that were there is turkeys, not too far behind will be the coyotes. I can't tell you how many times I have been working a hot bird only to find them shut completely up and dis-appear.. And 9 times out of 10 here is your reason for that happening..Coyotes are everywhere and keep constant pressure on our MS turkeys year round.
Pic 1 is Travis Murray 195 green scored.
pic 2 Michael Burkley 193 green scored.
pic 3 Jeremy McMahan 183 and change green scored...
Brandon 'B' Atkins of Natchez, MS took this old buck on 12/20/08 on Ben Lomand Plantation...This buck had 10 scorable points & had broken off at least 3. The Atkins Clan judged this buck to be at least 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 years old. 'B' used a 270 Weatherby on 'Old Coger'
Doug Atkins harvested this nice North TX buck on 12/20/08...Doug used a 270 Weatherby Rifle to drop this deer at 200 yrd. 8 point 220 lbs...
Also pictured is Tres Atkins of Natchez, MS...
Doug Atkins of Brandon, MS and clan killed these ducks on 1/17/09 just outside of Star City, AR...
Also pictured are Rome Faucheaux of Laplace, LA; Marney Walker & Chad ???? both of McGee, MS
Pics from Pintail Lodge in South Crowder, MS
Left to Right: Dustin Williams, Larry Butts, Dr. Brett Lampton, T-bone, Dave Bennett, John Butts, Jeff Williams all residents of Oxford, MS. Pictures sent by:
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Spence Ellis of Madison, MS took this fine 9 point which weighed 220 lbs on 1/18/09 at Rifle Point in Concordia Parish, LA. Spence used a Browning A-Bolt 7mm-08 rifle to harvest this buck at 225 yards. This buck was between 6 & 7 years old...Way to go Spence...
Another bites the dust boys! Brian Burkley has had a great year to say the least. This is a buck he got on camera during the pre-season. Brian finally had his chance on 1/9/09. This deer was scored at 160 by an unoffical source. Regardless of his final score he is a trophy in my book for sure.. Congrats to my friend Brian Burkley.
Travis Murray killed this buck on 12/21/08 in Wilkinson County. The buck unofficial scores 195 2/8..28' main beams, 17 1/2' inside spread.. Rifle used to harvest this fine buck was a 6.5 Grendal..Pictured with Travis is his son Grant Murray. What a big deer!!!
Jeremy Quattlebaum killed this 18'-14 point on Christmas Day in Hinds County. It green scored 175 1/4 & weighed 255. Now this is a nice deer!!!!
Jerry Caldwell landed this buck on October 28th not on opening day of gun season at Yazoo Wildlife Refuge. He shot this deer at 14 steps with a bow! Buck scored 170. The word on the street is that Jerry did kill another nice buck on December 17th at Panther Swamp with his muzzleloader that scored 145.. Pics to come on this deer.
Grant Johnson is a proud 7 year old after harvesting this fine doe on Nov. 26, 2008 in Panola County. Grant had never shot a gun before this and stepped up to the plate and delivered..HE HAS BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE!!!
Guy Billups harvested this 12 point daddy in Carroll County on 12-6-08. This buck scored 167.
Mark Kornegay who is 8 years old, harvested his first deer on Nov. 15, 2008 just outside of Tunica, MS..Mark shot this deer at 120 yards with his 243 Weatherby rifle. Mark is the son of Brad Kornegay of COLLIERS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC in Memphis, TN...
Way to go Mark!!!