Fishing Reports by Captain Rory Rorison

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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!

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Wind From the West Fish Bite the Best (7/20/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Wind from the West fish bite the best. Not really, any kind of west wind is not favorable for our area, but if it is not too bad you can deal with it. Deal with it is what the Chad Mason group did today. After a slightly bumpy ride to the fishing grounds we stop at our first rig and caught a few nice trout, but they would never turn on.
West Wind Trout at Shell Beach (7/19/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Saturday I had the Reliable Disposal crew on the boat. We were greeted to a stiff NW wind that made for a rather sporty ride to our destination. Things started off a little slow, but after bouncing around a few wellheads we got on a couple good bites with Campo’s live shrimp 3’ under a cork.
It's Been a Good June So Far in Shell Beach (6/20/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] It’s been a good June so far at Shell Beach. The summer weather is here and so are the trout. We have mostly been fishing deep in Breton Sound targeting larger trout with good success, but having to hunt around from rig to rig catching several trout till the bull reds or sharks take over. This makes for a lot of exciting action and ice chest stuffed to the top with fish.
Funky Weather Friday at Shell Beach (5/29/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Funky weather Friday at Shell Beach. When the David Broussard group showed up at the dock there was quite a light show going on in the area. Good thing was most of it was clearing out as we pulled out the slip. With the wind blowing a bit too much to get out to the Sound and plenty of storms in the area we set up in a semi protected area off the MRGO.
Slammed Them Today at Shell Beach (5/24/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the Renshaw group from Atlanta today and it was not a typical trip for them. Generally when Brian comes to town the wind blows like no one business, but today it was clam as could be. We ran out into the Sound and got on a decent trout bite putting close to 60 in before it died.
Tough Tuesday at Shell Beach (5/21/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Tough Tuesday at Shell Beach with the Jim Walther group. I say tough, but it really was not. We started off at a small rig in Eloi and got a decent trout bite going. The trout were not quite as nice as the day before and there were a lot of croakers and white trout mixed with the throwbacks. With the wind dead calm and the tide moving so we headed to the Sound to look for the big trout Jim likes.
Monday Trout Haul at Shell Beach (5/17/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday Trout haul at Shell Beach. I had the Tim Bonura group onboard. Conditions were nice, so we headed straight out into to the Sound. We made only one stop at a small wellhead. The Trout bite would start and stop, but we stuck with it and were done by 11.  Campo’s live shrimp 3’ under a cork did the damage. 
Late reports for the end of April from Shell Beach (5/16/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] A couple of late reports for the end of April from Shell Beach. Both days we had to deal with wind and really low water limiting our options, but dealing with the hand we were dealt we ended up with full boxes of fish.
Shell Beach Head Hunting (4/07/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday Stephen LaCoste and his sons Cole and Christian joined me for a run into the Sound. There was a little chop on the way out, but it calmed down and got slick as we got further out. The first rig we hit started out slow with way too many catfish. We made a move and found another rig that looked to be holding fish and tried it out.
Big Fish Beat Down in Shell Beach (4/03/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Big fish beat down in Shell Beach today with the Chad Bilotti group from Atlanta. Today started out a little windier than yesterday and I was not sure we could get out in the Sound, but it was not too bad. Our first stop started off slow with a bunch of catfish.
Shell Beach Meat Haul (4/02/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Shell Beach meat haul today. The Royce family were my guests of the day and a good day it way. The weather was perfect so we headed deep into the Sound. We made two stops and filled the boat with fish and let a bunch go for another day.
Thursday Trout haul at #ShellBeach (3/19/2018)
[Shell Beach,LA] Most of the action lately has been on Sheepshead and Bull Reds out in Breton Sound. The action has been crazy fast and the catching as easy as it gets. My crew yesterday, Joe and Paul, wanted to look for some speckled trout on the edge of The Sound. With the fish still transitioning to their spring hangouts the trout were very scattered.
Late Reports From the Beach (12/09/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Late reports from the Beach. Last Friday I had a fun trip with my old friend Gary. We made one stop in Lake Robin and limited out on trout along with a bunch of bass, a few sheepshead, and 1 red.
Cold Front Fishing at the Beach (11/11/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Cold front fishing at the Beach Thursday. I had Don, Robert, and Stan on the boat and we started off a little lat waiting for the rain ahead of the cold front to push through. Definitely chillier and breezier than earlier in the week, but at least it felt actually like fall.
Saturday Fun at the Beach (11/07/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] They stayed the night at the First Cast lodge and we got an early start to try and beat some of the crowd. We headed down near Bakers Bay and got on a couple slow but steady bites. I figured it was better to stick out the slow and steady instead of looking for faster action elsewhere with so many boats out on the water.
Fantastic Friday at the Beach (11/04/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Fantastic Friday at the Beach for the Jim Walther group. After picking the guys up at Jims camp we made our way towards Delacroix. We started out fishing where a pass off Oak River goes into a shallow lake. Jim throws out and first bam a solid 3 pound trout was in the boat. The next two trout were just the same. It looked like it might be a monster trout slam, but that was it for there.
Monday meat haul at the Beach (10/31/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Monday meat haul at the Beach for Carl and Jan Tarvin. The morning started off a little chilly, but warmed up nicely and so did the fish. We fished an area close to the house that I have not fished for a awhile and it turned out to be a good move.
Pretty day at the Beach today (10/27/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] I helped Capt. Ed run a bachelor party group. 3 jumped in my boat and the rest with Capt. Ed. They went outside looking for big reds and had fun catching and releasing most and brought back a few with some sheepshead. We hit the marsh for trout and whatever else would bite. Our first stop produced a lot of action.
Windy Wednesday at the Beach (10/26/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Yesterday I ran part of the Jimmy Woods group for Capt. Jakamo. The latest front left behind a chilly morning with lots of wind and a strong falling tide. We headed to a lee shoreline of an interior lake behind Hopedale and were greeted by diving birds and shrimp jumping all over the place.
Windy Wednesday at the Beach (4/28/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of having Steven and Liz Schlesinger onboard. They were in town from New York and wanted to experience our Louisiana fishing while enjoying the city. We ended up with a little of a late start due to a transportation issue, but plan B got them to the dock. Due to the winds it was a plan B on the fishing too.
Fun Friday at the Beach for Frank and MaryAnn (4/24/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] Fun Friday at the Beach for Frank and MaryAnn. They were in town from Florida and wanted to get in a day of fishing. We started off on the edge of the Sound were I got on a good Trout bite a couple days before and Frank caught a really nice Trout right off the bat.
Time to catch up at the Beach (4/19/2017)
[Shell Beach,LA] I know it has been a while since I last reported, and I will try to do a better job with the reports. The fishing in Shell Beach has been great. The early spring has everything starting early and it looks to be a great summer.
Great fall fishing at the Beach (12/11/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Great fall fishing at the Beach. It has been a while since I posted any reports, but that does not mean I have not been fishing or the fish have not been biting. It has been a fantastic fall so far and does not look to stop anytime soon. Most days we have been limiting out on Trout along with a variety of other fish stuffing the ice chest to the top.
Great summer at the Beach (8/25/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Great summer at the Beach. I have not been posting many reports, but have been fishing a lot and catching even more. The Trout action has been very good, even with all the west winds we have had to deal with.
Hot action on the Beach (7/04/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Hot action on the Beach. The Trout fishing has been outstanding so far this summer. Most of the action has been deep in the Sound and the big water has been producing boxes crammed with big Trout.
Busy at the Beach (6/03/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Busy at the Beach. I am way behind on fishing reports, but there are some photos of recent catches. The Trout fishing has been great the last couple of months with full limits most days, even in some not so good conditions. We have been catching lots of fish all over the area, both closer in and deep out in the Sound.
Good as it gets at the Beach today (5/12/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Today I had the Jim Walther group. I picked Jim, Chris, Charles, and Ross up at their camps in Fort Beauregard. You could not ask for a prettier morning, slight overcast with very little wind and the water starting to rise. We started out at a cluster of pilings not far from the MRGO. From the first cast the guys were catching Trout one after the other.
Friday and Saturday report from the Beach (5/12/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday and Saturday report from the Beach. I helped Capt. Dane out with a multi boat group both days. Friday I had four in my boat. We started out fishing a shoreline near the edge of the Sound with Campos live shrimp 3 under a cork. The bite was not fast, but the Trout were very nice. We stuck with it till the bite really slowed down. We then made a move to a rig in Eloi.
Good day at the Beach today (5/06/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Good day at the Beach today. I picked up Jim Walther and two of his friends up at Jims camp. The wind was blowing pretty good out the SE and the water was very high as we left the dock. I was a little worried went we got to our first spot since the water did not look all that good. Fishing with Campos live shrimp 3 under a cork the bite started off kind of slow.
Okies hit the Beach last Friday (5/06/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Okies hit the Beach last Friday. Terry Stupp, my rod supplier from Oklahoma was in town for Jazz Fest and he brought Kristie and Sheila down for some fishing fun. The wind was blowing pretty good and the water was very low. We started out in a semi protected area on the edge of Breton Sound. The bite was a little slow, but the Trout were very nice.
Late Friday and Saturday report from the Beach (4/30/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Late Friday and Saturday report from the Beach. I helped Capt. Mark run part of the 4 boat Zachary Group. Friday we started out looking for Trout on the edge of the Sound. The wind made things tough, but the guys put 32 nice Trout on ice before we changed gears and looked for Reds. We ran back into the marsh and our first stop only produced two Reds. The second stop we hit the jackpot.
Trout scout at the Beach (4/22/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] After tons of Reds and Heads action in the Sound lately Capt. Jakamo and I wanted to go look around the outer bays for some Trout action. We left the dock around 1:30 and It was a little breezy, but the Trout did not care.
Fun Saturday at the Beach (4/15/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Fun Saturday at the Beach. My crew for the day was Mark, Irvin, Joe, and Lenard. The weather was kind of iffy, and there were some showers heading our way so we stayed close in the marsh. Joe had the first bite, but the line broke and we watched the cork swim around the pond. After boating another Red we managed to snag the cork as it passed by and got that nice Red on ice too.
Wednesdays running of the Bulls at the Beach (4/10/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the Forrest Fife group of three. They spent the night across the street from my boat slip at the First Cast Lodge. With Reds and Heads in mind we headed straight out into the Sound. The water was fairly calm, but lots of dirty river water all over. The first rig we hit was full of big Sheepshead.
Father and son fun Monday at the Beach (4/07/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of fishing with Brian and his son Jack from Colorado. They were in town visiting with family and wanted to get a little fishing in while down. We made our first stop looking for some Trout on the edge of the Sound. After a good long drift of the area and only two missed bites we moved on out deep into the Sound and made one stop at a small rig.
Big fish and fun at the Beach (4/01/2015)
[Shell Beach,LA] Saturday I helped out on a three boat bachelor party trip. With my hung-over crew of three we headed to the MRGO Rocks and made a good long drift with no Trout to show for. We really were just killing time till the winds died a little as forecast so we could get out to the Sound. Once we made it to the rigs the guys put some meat in the box. Not as many Reds that day as it has been, but the monster Sheepshead were in full force.
Good Tuesday at the Beach (11/13/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] I picked Jim, Clint, and Bucky up at Jim's camp. We then headed over behind Hopedale. Our first stop only produced 15 Trout, so we headed further down below Four Horse and started drifting with live shrimp under a cork. Once we would get on a few I would stick us up and work it till it would slow up, then drift some more.
Saturday fun at the Beach (11/13/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] I had the pleasure of having the Carl Tarvin group onboard. Jan and Scott were his guests. It was a little chilly, but the wind was not blowing like it was the day before. We started out drifting a lagoon below Four Horse. I stuck us up when they would catch some Trout and got a good bite going at one point. Fishing along the shorelines we got on a couple good Red bites, with lots of Rat Reds to fish through.
Friday report from the Beach (11/13/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] It was a typical windy day for the Renshaw group. It seems that the wind is always blowing when they are on the boat. Brian, Terry, Chris, Steven, and Stan had a great time filling the fish box more than full. We spent most of the time drifting lagoons below Four Horse with live shrimp under a cork. They caught Trout while drifting the middle, and we would stick up on points on the windblown side adding Reds, Drum and other creatures to the box.
Saturday fun at the Beach (10/16/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Saturday fun at the Beach. My guests for the day were Pratt and Zach Provosty. Armed with a bait well full of Campo's live shrimp we headed over to the Lake Amadee area. We got on a few good Trout bites, but had lots of throwbacks to weed through. We hopped around making several moves and caught fish at every stop.
Jim Walther group Friday (10/13/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Nice box of fish for the Jim Walther group Friday. I picked the four of them up from Jim's camp and we headed to the marsh behind Hopedale. Things started off kind of slow. We made a move to a point off the mouth of a bayou. Finally some fish were coming to the boat.
Good Monday at the Beach (10/12/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Good Monday at the Beach. I had the pleasure of having Stan and Barrett onboard for the day. After a stop by Campo's for a well full of live shrimp we headed into the marsh behind Hopedale. The first couple of stops produced a few Trout and Reds, but our third stop was the one.
Fun day at the Beach (10/09/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Fun day at the Beach with the Larry Abbott group. When I picked the four of them from the camp it was fairly calm. We headed out to the Sound and made a few stops covering plenty water with nothing to show, but hardheads and sailcats.
hree windy days (10/09/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Three windy days for the Joe Sealy group at the Beach. Joe brought down a group of 4 for three days of fishing fun. The wind blew pretty hard every day, keeping us in the marsh looking for what ever would bite.
Good day yesterday at the Beach (9/19/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Good day yesterday at the Beach. I had the pleasure of having the WT Myers group of three in the Blazer Bay. You could not ask for a prettier morning, the Sound was like glass. We made one stop at rig and from the first cast with live shrimp under a cork, Trout were flying in the boat.
Windy Friday at the Beach (8/31/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Had the pleasure of fishing with Pat, Brian, and Dan again. They have fished with me for several years now and they are a lot of fun. We started out chasing Trout in Machias and put a few in the box, but the winds made things tough and it looked like they were not gone to let up. We changed gears and ran back into the marsh to find some Reds.
Friday and Saturday on the Beach (8/26/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Friday I had Jeff, Kevin, and A onboard to chase Bull Reds. They were looking for action and big hard fighting fish, but not taking any home with them. We headed to a well head deep in the Sound and it did not take long till the drags were screaming.
Fast Friday at the Beach (8/14/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Last Friday I had Boudreaux and Boe onboard, and it was one of those one stop shopping days. We headed out to a small wellhead in the Sound. There was a good little chop on the water, but not too bad. Once we got hooked on the rig the guys sent out their Campo's live shrimp 3' under a cork and the Trout ate them up.
Wednesday report from the Beach (8/11/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Wednesday report from the Beach. I had the pleasure of fishing with Al Fandrich, Russel Palmer, Earl Dupre, and Ayden Duvernay. After a stop by Campo's for bait and fuel we headed deep into the Sound. At our first stop at a rig the tide was ripping and soon after sending baits to the bottom the drags were ripping too. Al brought in a big Sheepshead and Earl was hooked up with a big Bull Red that was released. After that the guys started putting a bunch of Heads in the box, but no Trout.
Last Tuesday at the Beach (8/11/2014)
[Shell Beach,LA] Last Tuesday at the Beach I had the Chris Garvey group of him, his sons Ethan and Andrew, along with Chris Devine and his son Reece. We headed out into the Sound and got on a slow bite of some pretty Trout at our first stop fishing with Campo's live shrimp under a cork.
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