Fishing Reports by Captain Rory Rorison
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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] Friday I had the Don Herrmann group with Don, Don, Chris, and Brett. A clod front pushed through the night before and left behind cool temps and lots of wind. We made our first stop in Hopedale Lagoon and caught a few small a trout, but nothing to put in the box. The next two spots had boats on them already, so I headed deeper in the marsh and fished a pond near Four Horse.
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday fun with the Renshaw Group. It was one of those rare days when Brian brings a crew to the Beach, nice weather and mild winds. Armed with Campo's live shrimp the guys put a lot of fish on ice and had a great time doing it. We started out fishing in a deep bayou and got the Trout eating up till a shrimp boat came plowing through.
[Shell Beach,LA] It was fun day with Todd Naccari, Jason Hirstius, and Ritchie Hirstius. The goal of the day was to show them some fall/winter areas and techniques so they could make some trips with their kids. Loading the ice chest was not the plan, but they did anyway.
[Shell Beach,LA] Saturday report from the Beach. I had the pleasure of fishing a couple of great guys, Jeff and Walter. We started out looking for Trout in the Machias area and got on a decent bite, but it did not last long. The wind picked up and the bite stopped. We moved closer to the inside and fished a shoreline that produced a nice little mix of fish including Trout, Reds, and Flounder.
[Shell Beach,LA] Tuesday I had Phil Gachassin bring his dad and son down to the Beach for some fishing fun. The conditions were very nice, but our first stop produced more sand fly bites than Trout bites. We made a move closer to the MRGO and got on a short lived bite that put 40 pretty Trout on ice. One more move and that was all it took.
[Shell Beach,LA] Larry Abbot has made several attempts to use the gift certificate his wife got him as an anniversary present last year. After many booked trips and cancelations due to foul weather we finally got to go. Larry and his wife Linda were joined by George and Debbie Boudreaux. George is the master mind behind Boudreaux’s Butt Paste and what they did to the Redfish no amount of paste could fix.
[Shell Beach,LA] I finally got to take out the Jim Walther group for a day of fishing fun. After several cancelations because of nasty weather we thought Friday would be the day. The wind was blowing a little harder than forecasted, but the fish did not mind.
[Shell Beach,LA] Late report for Thursday from the Beach. AG Davis came in from Houston to scratch his fishing itch. Things started off a little slow with the cold water, but as the morning went on the fishing heated up. The Drum and Heads were very cooperative early and once the sun warmed things up some the Trout turned on.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of having the Renshaw group, Brian, Terry, John, and Stan in for a Trout slaughter. We were treated to ideal conditions with a lot of fog. We stayed close and fished in Lake Borgne making 3 stops with lots of action at each. Campo’s specially trained live shrimp under a cork did the damage.
[Shell Beach,LA] My buddy Brian and I headed out on a pretty day to put some fish on ice and show him some areas to fish with his son in his boat. We stopped by Campo’s for gas and bait then went to the Lake Robin area. The tide was high and falling hard, but the water not very clean. Our first stop produced a few very nice Trout and a couple Drum before the small Trout took over. We made a few moves picking up a few fish at each stop, mostly Trout and Drum.
[Shell Beach,LA] Last week may have been Shark Week on The Discovery Chanel, but I did not need a TV to see the action. Thursday I had the Jim Walther group and we headed deep into the Sound looking for big Trout. We found more sharks and trash fish than Trout, but the Trout we could get past the sharks were very nice.
[Shell Beach,LA] Wet, but fun Friday and Saturday on the Beach. Friday Todd Dumont brought three of his friends from New Jersey to show them how special our fishing is down here. The guys could not have picked a much worse day. The rain started as we pulled off and the wind with it. The crew was gung ho, so they suited up with rain gear and we pressed on. We started out in the marsh looking for Reds and the guys put 6 pretty Reds on ice in the rain.
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday and Saturday report from the Beach. Both days I had the pleasure of fishing with Scott Fankhouser, his dad Mike and hid fishing buddy Mike. They spent the night down at Capt. Frank’s lodge. Friday we were greeted by a westerly breeze that made the ride to the Sound a little bumpy. Our first stop was mostly catfish, but at the second stop the Trout were flying in the boat. The guys had a blast and filled up the ice box quick.
[Shell Beach,LA] Today I had Robert Perilloux and three of his sons on the boat. We headed out to the Sound and got on several bites, but the trash fish, Ladyfish, Spanish, Bluefish, and Sharks were bad. Lots of action, but not much for the box. We moved over towards Black Bay and got on a decent Trout bite and started to fill the box.
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday I had the pleasure of fishing with Jeff, David, and Jason. The wind was blowing as it has been, but we pounded it out and headed out to the Sound. The first rig we stopped by was covered in boats, so we move over to the next one. Capt. Jonathon waved us over and we anchored up not far from him. Once we got the Campo’s live shrimp in the water, it was on.
[Shell Beach,LA] After a stop by Campo’s for their famous live shrimp we headed out to Eloi and got on a good bite of some nice Trout. Our action was cut short at 77 Trout by some guys nice enough to pull up right on top of where we were fishing and drop anchor. From there we headed out toward the Sound and got a call from Capt. Kerry and he was finishing up on a good bite. We slid in as he slid out and it took a few minutes to get the fish started again, but once they did it was on.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with the Matt Fontane group. On my boat I had Matt and his wife Lisa, along with two of their kids Lidia and Pierson. Capt. Frank ran the rest of the group consisting of Brandon, Devon, Lee, Rebecca, and Alex. Conditions were not so good that morning. A front blew through the night before and the wind made it too rough to get outside to the Reds and Heads we have been on. Good thing was the water had not all blown out.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had Grady Erwin and his two sons wanted to get out to the Sound and catch a bunch of Sheepshead. The conditions look iffy. The wind forecast was 10-15 and a front with rain was on the way. We left the dock with fog and some breeze blowing. I decided to stop short in the marsh and look for some Reds. We made a couple of stops, but only managed to put two Reds in the box. The tide was low and falling so I decided to give going outside a shot.
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday Trout haul at the Beach. WT Myers brought down Bill, John, and Ed for some of our spectacular winter fishing. The water was low and still falling as we headed over to the Lake Robin area. We made our first stop in Bayou Batola. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp on the bottom the guys put some good Trout in the boat. The bite looked like it was really going to turn on, but it faded out as the tide did with 30 Trout and a couple Reds on ice.
[Shell Beach,LA] The fishing is red hot at the Beach!!! After a stop by Campo’s for bait I headed over to Proctor’s Landing where I picked up Lenny, Todd, John, and Brock at Lenny’s camp. We headed over to the Lake Robin area and where I stuck the Power Pole once and we never moved. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork the guys were flinging very nice Trout in the boat one after the other.
[Shell Beach,LA] Yesterday I got to take my father in law JC and my daughter Izabella fishing. It was real foggy as we pulled from Campo’s, but no problem for the radar. We headed over to the Lake Robin area and only picked up one Trout at our first stop. Our second stop did not produce much more except a couple nice Trout and a good Red that Izabella caught. From there we headed to a lagoon that I caught them in Friday and it was the right move.
[Shell Beach,LA] AG Davis brought three of his buddies from Houston to show them what incredible fishing we have here in Shell Beach. There was a chill in the air and the NE wind made for a brisk ride to our first stop in the Lake Robin area. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork the guys started to put some good Trout in the box with a couple of Puppy Drum mixed in.
[Shell Beach,LA] The wind was blowing pretty good ahead of the coming cold front and the tide was rising nicely. We headed over to some no name ponds off of the Twin Pipeline. At our first stop near a point Gary pulls in a nice bass while I am pulling in a nice Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] Two fun filled days of fishing in cold windy conditions. Lots of fish caught and a great time by all.
[Shell Beach,LA] Today the Herman boys were onboard, Don, Chris, and their dad Don. After a stop by Campo’s for bait we headed over to the Hopedale marsh where we stopped by the mouth of a bayou with the tide falling out of it. Fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork the guys started to put some pretty Trout in the boat.
[Shell Beach,LA] Sunday I had the rare pleasure of taking my daughters Elizabeth and Izabella fishing along with my niece Sydney. My girls love to fish, but our schedules (school, work, charters, and weather) rarely line up so we can hit the water together. We headed over to the Lake Amadee area and found boats in the main spots I wanted to fish, but that did not matter since the plan B spots were full of fish too.
[Shell Beach,LA] After a stop at Campo’s for bait we headed over to Lake Amadee on a picture perfect morning. We made two stops today and the guys filled the boat with Trout fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork.
[Shell Beach,LA] We headed over around Lake Amadee and it started off a little slow at the first few stops. The tide was slack, but we did pick up a couple fish at each stop. Made a stop near the point of a small island and got on a good Trout bite with a couple Reds and Drum mixed in.
[Shell Beach,LA] As predicted the winds were strong as we left Campo’s, but usually is with these guys. The wind kind of follows Brian around, but so do the fish. We made one stop around Lake Amedee and that was all it took to over fill the box.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with John and his dad. We started off on the edge of the Sound fishing with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork. The Trout were there and coming to the boat at a good clip till a big Bull Red came and busted up the party.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with the Renshaw Group of Brian, Terry, Chris, Kenny, and Stan. As we left the dock things looked calm, but the buoys said it was blowing outside. We made our way on out to Eloi and got on the leeside of an island. It did not take long at all for the first cork to go down.
[Shell Beach,LA] A few years ago my dad went in the hospital for a simple procedure that changed everything. Long story short four long years, lots of close calls, and a lung transplant he was able to come see me and spend some time on the water.
[Shell Beach,LA] John brought his sons down for a day of Trout fishing. We started off in Bay Eloi and bounced around a few rigs picking up a few fish here and there, but lots of small fish junk would not leave us alone. With the winds calm and the water slick we hit the Sound and fished a few on the deeper rigs.
[Shell Beach,LA] Ran a trip last week taking out part of the Regan Leopold group. I picked the guys up at the camp and we ran straight out to the Sound with the live well loaded with Campo’s live shrimp and croakers. Our first stop produced a few good Trout till the teeth fish and monster Drum took over.
[Shell Beach,LA] Time to catch up on some late reports from last week at the Beach. Things started off Monday with Larry and Linda Abbott along with their two grandsons. We were greeted by a stiff breeze as we headed out to Bay Eloi.
[Shell Beach,LA] Sunday I had Paul, Pablo, Enrique, and Mark on the boat. The guys have fished with me many times and know how to put a hurt on the Trout. We started off In Lake Fortuna and caught a few Trout where I found them the day before, but this day the little ones where thick. We made a move over to Eloi and got a hot Trout bite.
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday I had Larry Abbott, his wife, and a friend. We were greeted by a little breeze as we hit Eloi and bounced around a few rigs picking up a few Trout at each, but could not get a good bite going. Finally late in the morning we got on a good bite of some nice Trout.
[Shell Beach,LA] We were greeted by a south west wind that was blowing pretty good. We started out on a lee shore line and got on a very short lived bite of some nice Trout with Campo’s live shrimp under a cork. From there we covered plenty ground fishing lee shorelines with plenty of action at every stop.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with Casey, his son Cody (7), and Jeff. There was a little breeze blowing, but not bad. We started out hitting a couple rigs in Eloi and got on a good bite at the second stop.
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday and Sunday I had Omar and Keith onboard. They come from San Diego to fish with me often. On Friday the winds were calm so we ran straight out deep into the Sound looking for some big fish. We bounced around a couple rigs picking up a few big Trout on each. We did get on a hot and fast bite, but the Trout were a little smaller than usual for these rigs. Still they were good Trout and we quickly filled our limits.
[Shell Beach,LA] The wind was blowing a little so we sat on the Rocks with the 500 other boats out there. The guys kept picking away at the fish, but the action eventually slowed. The wind dropped just a hair so I stuck my nose out toward the Sound and slowly made our way out in the chop. Once we got out there the water was clean and green and the guys started to put some pretty Trout in the boat.
[Shell Beach,LA] The water was like glass and the Trout were eating up on Campo’s live shrimp under cork. When the bite slowed down we made a move and found some more Trout. The bite was a lot slower, but the size was a lot better. Mixed in with the Trout were a lot of Sheepshead.
[Shell Beach,LA] I had groups both Friday and Saturday and both days the boat could hold no more fish. Friday I had AG and Walter both in from Houston. When we left the dock the wind was blowing a little, but when we hit Bay Eloi it is was foggy and the water got flat so out to the Sound we went.
[Shell Beach,LA] We made one stop in the Sound and loaded the boat with all the Sheepshead we could fit in the boat. Also got a few Reds and Drum for the box and couple monsters ones that were released.
[Shell Beach,LA] The water was a cold 48*, falling, and very low. We made several stops in the Biloxi Marsh with only one Trout and a few Heads to show for. We worked our way to Stump Lagoon and around noon the tide started to slow up some, the water got a little warmer, and the Trout and Reds ate up.
[Shell Beach,LA] The fishing right now is some of the best of the year and close to the launch. The mild weather has made for some very nice days to be on the water. The Pat Tesson group of three had a great day. We made one stop in Lake Robin and limited out on Trout.
[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.