Our own “home guide” and long time member, Richard Schmidt has been tearing up the Jack Crevalles! Check out Richard’s “Coastal Angler” fishing report on our Facebook page and you can contact Rich for a charter at http://richardschmidtflyfishing.com/
Somewhat new member, Jeff Sasser, made his first trip with us out to the Chandeleurs last weekend. Here is a nice shot of a stringer of specks that he put together. Jeff reports, that it was “a fantastic time” and “an amazing experience.” Way to go Jeff and thanks for sending the photo!”
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Fish Fry Fun!!! – a couple photos of the “frying crew” at last Saturday’s annual event at the Ocean Springs Yacht Club – lots and lots of fryin’, food and fun – many thanks to everyone who helped out, contributed food or bought a ticket – without a doubt, the best fish fry on the Gulf Coast!
Here are a few pictures from our trip out to Chandeleur last week. When we arrived we found the new GCRL research vessel “R/V Jim Franks” anchored out at the end of the channel! We visited for a moment and later on as they ferried many students back and forth to the beach. Both the weather and fishing were tough. Conditions were murky from all the rain and we had never seen so much debris and hyacinths pushed out from the marshes. We did manage some nice stringers of fish and the photos are of these plus a Chandeleur water spout and rainbow. We also have a new candidate for “Best Fish Camp Menu.” The next bunch of guys had caught a few cobia so that night we had fresh seasoned Lemon Fish and Cabernet marinated Back Strap of Venison – all charcoal grilled with all the “fixin’s.” “Redneck Riviera Surf and Turf” – can you top that? Another memorable time out at Chandeleur.
Here are some photos from Dauphin Island. We had a few folks who could not make the trip, but we still managed to catch some nice sized specks, reds, pompano and a few huge lady fish. A nice trip and many thanks to Mark for captaining in his panga, Todd, who also brought his boat, and everyone else who brought food and drink and lots of fun.
The weather has been so rough that we didn’t get around to our first “wet wade” of the year until May 9 – here are a nice sized pompano and speck caught on that “recon” trip for our upcoming beach outings – hopefully the first of many more to follow this Spring! – fishing was tough – the “meat rod” fishers were not catching many fish either but still a beautiful day on the water – both fish hit a Pompano Rocket. Don’t forget to send us some photos and thanks!
– Jeff Deuschle
Our ~ monthly outing was a day trip down to some of the mid Chandeleur islands. We post a lot of great fishing trips, but this one was tough. Wind, waves and visibility were worse than expected and we waded all day for just a few fish. But… newer member Fred Pike did manage to land his first red fish on fly so we were all pretty happy about that!
After some island hopping we finally found some beautiful clear water and began to spot some reds. We got Fred positioned with the Sun and wind at his back overlooking a nice shallow cut and it wasn’t long before he was whoopin’ and hollerin’ and bowed up to his first redfish on fly. A nice day and many thanks to Mark for organizing and captaining this trip.
Here are a few recent photos from Chandeleur – another great trip – seems like we have had one of our best winters out there – old and new friends, great food, great fishing and great fun – many thanks to Todd for the photos.
A few photos from the January 23 trip out to Chandeleur. We’ve heard that Tim “abused” the speckled trout on their last morning. The fly in that redfish’s mouth was one that Tim and Mark tied the night before. Sounds like another great trip; fishin’, fly tyin’, and friends. Many thanks to Mike Arguelles for sending us the photos.