Fishing Reports by Captain Rory Rorison
About The Author:
Company: United Charters
Area Reporting: Shell Beach, Louisiana
Bio: United Charters was founded by Rory Rorison in 2001 and is located in Shell Beach, LA. Captain Rory is a life long Louisiana resident and has grown up fishing in this Sportsman's Paradise. Captain Rory's love of fishing and the outdoors is only matched by his love of sharing our bounty and his experience with others. United Charters provides some of the finest coastal marsh fishing to be found in the unspoiled waters of Shell Beach, Louisiana. We are USCG licensed and insured. Through our commitment, experience, and expertise United Charters has established a business relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime!
[Shell Beach,LA] So it was just Stan, Sydney, and me. As we left Campo’s we saw some birds working in the MRGO. We headed over to check them out and found the Trout eating on shrimp. Sydney was having a blast catching the biggest Trout of the day and also the only Red.
[Shell Beach,LA] It seems like Brian has a knack for bringing the wind with him when he comes to town and Monday was no exception. We started out to where I have been on a good Trout bite, but about half way there conditions ruled that out. From the looks of things it looked like a Redfish kind of day and the guys put a hurt on them.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had Robert Perilloux and his son onboard for the day. We fished in Bay Eloi with Campo’s live shrimp under cork and the guys put some nice Trout in the box. The bite was not fast, but it was steady and the Trout solid.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with Jim Walther, John, Jeff, and Keith. I picked the guys up at Jim’s camp and we headed out to Bay Eloi. The wind was blowing pretty hard and did not leave us too many options. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp and croakers the guys put some good Trout in the box.
[Shell Beach,LA] The water was dead low and under 50*, but the wind was not bad so we hit the Sound. We made a couple stops with nothing to show for till our third rig. Here the guys started putting some fish in the boat.
[Shell Beach,LA] My guests for the day were Michael and his dad Richard. I was hoping that we would have a nice calm day so we could head out to the Sound and chase Reds and Heads since the reports from the marsh have not been so hot for Trout. Instead the tide was dead low and falling with the wind blowing. Good thing was that the temps were mild and the sun was shining.
[Shell Beach,LA] My crew for the day were Larry, Kerry, Bob, and Bob. After a stop by Campo’s for some live shrimp we headed over behind Hopedale. The weather was clear, cold, and a very light wind. We started out in deep bayou fishing on the bottom. The guys put a lot of Trout in the boat, but there plenty throwbacks mixed in.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with Omar and Keith from San Diego. Both have fished with me several times before. The weather was perfect, cool, clear and little wind. They were more interested in catching Reds, Drum, and Heads than Trout. They would rather something that fights back.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with Chris Hermann, his dad, father in law, and brother in law. The water was high and so was the wind as we left Campo’s. We headed over behind Hopedale. Tried out a little different area not far from where we have been killing them. The bite was steady, but never fast and the Trout were nice sized.
[Shell Beach,LA] We had a light SW wind and a good falling tide. We started out in Lake Borgne and got on a couple good Trout bites working along the shore with live shrimp under a cork. There were plenty throwbacks mixed in at first. With a move to another section of the shore we got on some better Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] We started out in Lake Borgne and on got a few Trout early, but the bite was short lived. There was no tide moving in the Lake or the Biloxi Marsh. We picked up a few fish here and there, but lots of throw backs. Got a call from Capt. Frank that he was on a good bite so we headed his way.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed over behind Hopedale in Lake Robin. We did not find any Trout, but did find some nice Puppy Drum. We then moved on and hit several spots with little to show for. We fished a lagoon off the Twin Pipeline and got on a good bite.
[Shell Beach,LA] Robert Perilloux brought down a group of nine fishermen for some Shell Beach fishing fun. Capt. Frank took four and the rest hopped in my boat. We fished the Biloxi Marsh with some windy conditions and plenty of water. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork the action was non stop.
[Shell Beach,LA] Max wanted to go fishing for his birthday. His dad Alan brought him, his brother Eli, and friends Gordy, Grant, James, and Rajan. Alan’s friend John jumped on to help with the kids. Capt. Mark took half the group and I the other.
[Shell Beach,LA] Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork the guys got on a good trout bite. The Trout were nice and fat 16”-18” fish. Once this bite faded we made a few moves and found some more Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] I picked Jim and his friends Clint and Bucky from Jim’s camp. Armed with Campo’s live shrimp and croakers we headed over to an island in Machias that has been holding some good Trout. The guys put a few in the boat, but never could get them going.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed out to the Sound and got on a slow but steady bite of some nice Trout fishing with Campo’s live shrimp on a light Carolina rig. The action would start and stop then start again. We stuck with it till it died out with over 90 Trout on ice.
[Shell Beach,LA] Wednesday I had Jim Walther and crew. I picked the guys up at Jim’s camp and off to the Sound we went. We made a stop in Eloi and got a good Trout bite. Once this bite died off we went further out and got on a steady bite on some big Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] The Trout fishing outside has been outstanding now that the winds have laid down and the Reds in the marsh have been good when the wind has been blowing. Yesterday Pablo, his son Gabriel, Paul, and Broady killed the Trout out in Breton Sound.
[Shell Beach,LA] We made a stop by Campo’s and they still had some cast net caught live shrimp. Good thing they did too. The Trout only wanted the shrimp.
[Shell Beach,LA] Big fun on the Beach Wednesday. My crew for the day was Eric, Andrew, Shawn, and Richard. The winds gave us a break and we were able to hit the Sound. Our first couple of stops were a little slow with plenty of hardheads. We hopped around and got on a good bite.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with Omar once again. He is from San Diego and has fished with me several times before. Gary also was onboard with us. The wind was blowing out the NE when we pulled out so we hit the marsh looking for some Reds. At our first stop the guys put 6 nice Reds in the boat.
[Shell Beach,LA] Both days I had the pleasure of fishing with two different father and son teams. The conditions for both days were very windy. Both days my crews had a great time and caught lots of fish in tough conditions.
[Shell Beach,LA] We did a lot of drifting fishing with Bayou Chubs under a cork. The Trout were nice sized, but hard to come by. The water may have been a little dirty for the Trout, but the Reds and Drum did not mind it.
[Shell Beach,LA] The wind was howling this morning as we pulled out. We headed over towards Four Horse and the guys worked hard for 18 keepers and a bunch of throwback Trout fishing with Bayou Chubs under a cork. Our next move was to look for some Reds.
[Shell Beach,LA] We got a late start and the guys wanted Redfish. We started out right off the MRGO picking up one 28” Red and few nice Trout. We then moved into the marsh fishing some ponds with Campo’s live minnows and dead shrimp under a cork.
[Shell Beach,LA] November and December were very busy and fishing has been outstanding. The weather was warm and there was little wind. We drifted several lagoons and lakes catching some very nice Trout. The action was not fast, but the quality Trout filled up the box.
[Shell Beach,LA] The last couple of weeks have been very busy and the fishing has been great. Lots of fish caught and memories made. Here are a few reports of some of the trips.
[Shell Beach,LA] Been very busy the past couple of weeks and have not been able to keep up with reports. The fishing has been great with lots of fish and happy customers. Limits or close to them everyday.
[Shell Beach,LA] For a change of pace we went out a little further than where I have been fishing lately and headed to the edge of the Sound. We made a couple of stops and got on some nice Trout with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork.
[Shell Beach,LA] We started off near Hopedale fishing with Campo’s live shrimp on the bottom and got on a good bite. The guys put some nice Trout and some big Heads in the boat.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed over behind Hopedale and caught the last of the falling tide. We got on a good Trout bite and the kids were having a blast reeling in Trout after Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] We hopped around to different areas using different techniques, but could not get them going. By this time the wind had laid down nicely so we made a run out to Black Bay. I was surprised to see decent looking water. Finally the corks started to go down and up to the surface would come a big mad Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed to a Redfish spot I like in Oak River where we l started to put some fish in the boat. It was not a fast bite, but was steady enough. The guys put a few Reds in the box and some nice Trout too fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed over to a bayou behind Hopedale where the tide was falling nicely. The Trout were eating up the Campo's live shrimp on a Carolina rig. The Trout were nice sized and there were Drum and a few Reds mixed in. We were close to our limits of Trout as the action slowed a little so we went a looked for some Reds.
[Shell Beach,LA] There also was some Puppy Drum mixed in with the Trout to make the drags scream. The bite would slow down a little the pick up again. With a good bit of Trout in the boat we went and looked for a few Reds.
[Shell Beach,LA] We started off fishing is a bayou behind Hopedale with live shrimp on a Carolina rig and the Trout ate it up. The Trout were good sized and there were some White Trout mixed in along with some Drum and Heads. The trick was to keep the bait moving.
[Shell Beach,LA] The wind was whipping and the tide was high. We headed on into the Biloxi Marsh and fished with Campoï¿½s live shrimp under a cork. We made a bunch of stops picking up a few fish at each.
[Shell Beach,LA] We moved over a little drain in the bayou we were fishing and the Reds were piled up in it. It was blast with Reds going nuts hitting the corks and watching Caled fight them.
[Shell Beach,LA] The wind was howling out of the north so no way we could head outside. We headed over a favorite fall area of mine in the marsh to see if the Trout were there. The Trout were there and ate up our live shrimp on the bottom of the bayou.
[Shell Beach,LA] We finally figured out how the Trout wanted the bait. On the bottom on a Carolina rig and you had to keep it moving. Once we did the guys started hauling in some good Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] The guys started hauling in Trout after Trout with live shrimp under a cork. The action was fast and fun. The Trout were so aggressive they were hitting the corks. I had one pole set up with a Top Dog and the guys took turns with it.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed closer in into Eloi and the water in there the clearest I have ever seen it. Fishing with live shrimp under a cork the Trout were eating up and it was a blast to be able to see them strike in the clear water.
[Shell Beach,LA] At our first stop the first Trout to hit the box was a solid 5 pound fish. Fishing with croakers on the bottom we put some more pretty Trout on ice.
[Shell Beach,LA] We moved closer in to fish on the protected edges and got on a few good Trout with lots of throw backs mixed in. We then worked the rocks for a little while where Jennifer caught the Trout of the day.
[Shell Beach,LA] Conditions were perfect as we left Campo’s. Our fist stop produced some nice Trout along with the occasional Bull Red and Jack.
[Shell Beach,LA] It did not take long for Jennifer to get things started with a big Red. After that some big fat Trout to came to the boat. Our Trout action was cut short by the Running of the Bulls. The big Reds showed up big time and just would not leave us alone no matter how many stops we made.
[Shell Beach,LA] We finally found a wellhead that did not have a boat on it and got on a steady bite with live shrimp under a cork. Eventually the bite slowed down so we made a move to a less crowded area and got the Trout going pretty good near a shoreline.
[Shell Beach,LA] We started out in Eloi and got a couple bites with the Campo’s shrimp under a cork, and on the bottom. Once we had a good box of Trout together we headed out into the Sound to look for some big Trout to add to the box.
[Shell Beach,LA] We moved over to the other side of the MRGO and got on several fast Trout bites, but lots of small fish. We got on one good bite of decent Trout that was cut short by Flipper. The porpoise moved in to get in on the Trout action too.