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] 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.
[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.