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  • Horrible Day out In Port Sulfur

    Two of us left out of Port Sulphur. The water was low and dirty and the predicted winds were off by 15 miles per hour. Went to our usual area and the water was chocolate milk. Make a long story short, 3 fish caught: 2 sheepshead and one huge black drum which was released. Saw a few other boats and didn’t see a fish caught. Several other boats were launching around noon when we returned, but the winds were getting higher. The water was at least 2 feet lower from normal, making even my flatboat difficult to venture into usual haunts.

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    • Port Sulphur Redemption Trip

      After the last week’s horrible trip due to bad weather, this one was in complete contrast. I left out of Port Sulphur under overcast skies and dead calm winds. A low pressure was heading in, bringing rain around 12 noon, but I figured I could beat the weather. The water was a bit low but very clean with an incoming tide around 11 am. I was armed with live shrimp and headed straight to my favorite oyster reef spot. I was there before the sun rise and the fish didn’t start biting until it came completely above the horizon. From then it was non-stop trout coming aboard, nailing live shrimp under a clicking cork. I caught them till I ran out of shrimp and then switched to lures. The trout weren’t too interested in the lures, but I still had a limit of fish. I headed back to the launch at 10:30 and the rain was threatening, with a slight drizzle, but by then I was on the road headed back home.
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      • Port Sulphur Beautiful Day

        I left the launch Thursday morning under bright, calm weather to head to my favorite area armed with live shrimp. The fishing started out slow but picked up as the rose above the horizon. The trout only wanted live shrimp and would hardly hit a lure. The water was decent with a low tide but incoming as the day progressed. Besides catching a limit of speckled trout, which I had to work hard for this trip, I also landed a 25 lb black drum. Last week I caught one but released it. They are feeding on top the oyster reefs.



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        • Port Sulphur Low Water, Slow Fishin Trip

          Two of us left out of Port Sulphur armed with live shrimp to fish the oyster reefs in the area Wednesday. The water was 2 feet low and was murky. Fishing was extremely slow with a total of 20 trout caught. The tide was incoming in the afternoon and the water condition got a little better but by that time we had run out of live shrimp and resorted to lures. The trout obliged better on the live shrimp so the fishing was extra slow using beetles under corks. But like By Heck use to say: “Fishing is a pleasure; catching fish is a bonus.”

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          • Grinded it out in the Wind

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            Ray Savoy and Donna were back onboard today. We were greeted with stiff winds first thing n the morning and extremely low tide. The tide fell two feet overnight from the stiff 30 mph N winds. We found a ton of birds diving on shrimp at our first location, but not many fish were eating. We went on the search to a more protected area with no luck. Upon returning the birds were still working and we began picking away at the trout. Double rigged Matrix Shad was the bait of choice as we tried under a cork with no luck. Lots of running and gunning today as you would only catch 1-4 fish per stop. We worked hard for our catch and the winds never laid down. My crew didn't want to fish for bull reds and it was too shallow to get into any ponds, so we headed in for 1 pm. Thanks Ray and Donna, very enjoyable day with you.






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            Capt. Marty LaCoste
            Absolute Fishing Charters, LLC
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            • California Crew Battle the Bulls

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              David Wall was back with us with Justin and some customers from California. They wanted to get the Guys on some big drag pulling fish!! We had to start the morning out looking for trout!! We started in a area we have been catching with zero luck. We moved on looking for birds. We hit flock after flock of birds only picking a handful of fish. We changed zip codes and got on a lil run of fish before the bite quit. By mid morning we switched to the Bulls. The California guys loved every second of the drag pulling beast!! Big smiles on everyone's face. The trip was a success as everyone had the time of their life!!



              Big thanks to Capt T Miller for running the second boat with Steven Adams. They stuck with the trout and put a incredible box together.







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              Absolute Fishing Charters, LLC
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              • Busted Up the Specks

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                Hunter and Molly Cartwright joined me today for what would be the best trip they have been on. Conditions and weather looked great and I felt the trout would respond!! Well our first stop only produced two fish, no worries. We made a move and struck silver. 16-19 inch trout 1-2 at a time were flying over the gunnels. Molly hooked two doubles, it was her first time ever to hook two fish at a time. It's always great to watch and listen to the excitement in people's voice experiencing this action for the first time!! Once this bite played out we moved again, finding the fish wanting a single rigged shrimp Creole under a cork. This bite played out quick so we moved once again. The tide switched and the trout were waiting for us. Double rigs again is what the fish wanted slowly drifting in the current over oyster shells. The fish came in spurts so we sat patiently getting on run after run of solid fish. We made one more stop fishing a point with current catching another 18 fish before heading in. We ended the day about five fish short of our limit. Incredible day with these two and I look forward to their return in July.



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                • Port Sulphur Finally Prefect Conditions

                  Wednesdaymorning I left out of Port Sulpur launch and headed to the oyster reefs in Lake Washington. Weather was calm and overcast with water on thehigher and clean side than the previous 2 months for morning trips. I broughtalong live shrimp and fished them under a clicking cork and the trout wereobliging at the first spot. I eventually ran out of live shrimp but they stillhit dead ones that died in the live well. When all bait was exhausted I went tobeetle lures under a cork. The trout did not oblige on the lures alone, but Iwhen I tipped the hooks with Berkley trout nuggets the bite became much better. I manageto limit out on speckled trout and keep one large gafftop cat.

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                  • Time to catch up at the Beach. 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. There are still some Trout in the interior waters, but most of the action is pushing out to the outer bays. Still plenty Redfish in the marsh, but the Bull Red and Sheepshead action in the Sound has been insane when the winds allow. This Monday I fished with Prayson Pate and his son Harrison. They were in town to have some fishing fun, but did not want to keep any fish to take home so catch and release was the plan though I did keep some Trout for the house. We started off on the edge of the Sound and got on good Trout bite of some really nice and fat Trout with live shrimp under a cork. After easily catching their enough Trout we shifted gears and looked for some Reds. We setup in a deep pass and fished with shrimp on the bottom. The guys had a blast fighting the big Reds, catching and releasing a bunch of them. It was a fun day of action with a couple of great guys.



                    I have this Friday and Saturday open. Give me a call to get in on the action.


                    All fish in the Suzuki powered Blazer Bay 2400 were caught with Campo’s live shrimp on Capt. Rory's United Charters custom rods provided by CUI Products with Shimano reels, spooled with Power Pro line. All fish removed and boxed with the one and only Just Grab it Glove.

                    The Spring bite is getting hot and Campo’s has live shrimp that the Trout are eating up. Don't miss out on the fun, call now to book your trip of a lifetime. Overnight accommodations on the bayou are available.

                    Capt. Rory Rorison
                    United Charters
                    Shell Beach, LA
                    504-439-1680
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                    First class speckled trout and redfish
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                    504-439-1680
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                    • Port Sulphur Slow Trip on The Usual Spots

                      Two of us left out do Port Sulphur weather was perfect. Tide incoming. The water was not so clean in the usual areas. We fished live shrimp and had plenty micro tout stealing bait. Long story short, we ran low on live bait when we figured out where the clean water was and the trout were biting: The sulphur mine. Too little; too late. We came back with about 20 trout.
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                      • 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. We picked up about a dozen or so keepers, but the bite was slow and the fish turned small, time to go. Headed to a wellhead in the Sound to find 2 boats already on it, so we went to a rig not far from there. Turned out to be a good move. The bite was steady except for a few interruptions by Bull Reds, and before we knew it our limits were full. It was still a little early so we made a stop for some more Bull Reds for them to fight. The Bulls were there and so were a few more smaller Reds to go in the box along with a bunch of Sheepshead. With no more room in the box we headed to the house. It was fun day with lots of action. The Trout were caught on Campo’s live shrimp fished about 4’ under a cork, and the Bulls and Heads with shrimp on the bottom.


                        All fish in the Suzuki powered Blazer Bay 2400 were caught with Campo’s live shrimp on Capt. Rory's United Charters custom rods provided by CUI Products with Shimano reels, spooled with Power Pro line. All fish removed and boxed with the one and only Just Grab it Glove.

                        The Spring bite is getting hot and Campo’s has live shrimp that the Trout are eating up. Don't miss out on the fun, call now to book your trip of a lifetime. Overnight accommodations on the bayou are available.

                        Capt. Rory Rorison
                        United Charters
                        Shell Beach, LA
                        504-439-1680
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                        www.unitedcharters.com

                        @CaptRoryRorison

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                        First class speckled trout and redfish
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                        Shell Beach, Louisiana
                        504-439-1680
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                        • Windy Wednesday at the Beach. 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. We stayed close and fished in Lake Borgne and the MRGO with Campo’s live shrimp and you name it they caught it. From Trout, Reds, Drum, Sheepshead, to even Bass, Perch, and Mangrove Snappers. They both had a great day and caught a lot of fish. I cleaned up some of their catch and they took it to the Bourbon House, where chef Eric Cook treated them like royalty and prepared their catch in many different ways, personally coming out and explaining each dish.

                          All fish in the Suzuki powered Blazer Bay 2400 were caught with Campo’s live shrimp on Capt. Rory's United Charters custom rods provided by CUI Products with Shimano reels, spooled with Power Pro line. All fish removed and boxed with the one and only Just Grab it Glove.

                          The Spring bite is getting hot and Campo’s has live shrimp that the Trout are eating up. Don't miss out on the fun, call now to book your trip of a lifetime. Overnight accommodations on the bayou are available.

                          Capt. Rory Rorison
                          United Charters
                          Shell Beach, LA
                          504-439-1680
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                          Shell Beach, Louisiana
                          504-439-1680
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                          • Port Sulphur Perfect Trip

                            I left out of Port Sulphur under perfectly calm weather and overcast skies. The water was on the high side and incoming and clean. I made my usual stops over reefs and wrecks and out into Bay Ronquille fishing camps. All spots produced speckled trout caught on sparkle beetles tight lined and live shrimp under corks. At some spots trout were caught two and the time on tandem beetles.

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                            • Speckled Trout Smackdown 6-6-17

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                              I helped Capt T Miller out with another two boat group. The wind shifted to the North and finally quit blowing 20 plus mph. We had planned to fish for reds, but the customers wanted to gamble!! They wanted trout and wanted to roll the dice and see if they would bite. We headed to the trout grounds and immediately started reeling in doubles on our Double rigged Matrix Shad. The water was a little stained but we had a good 8-10 inch visibility. The bite was insane as it was every cast as fast as the baits hit the water with trout up to 21 inches. Most of the trout averaged 15-18 inches. We pretty much had non stop action with a couple short lulls in between. It surely was a unreal bite and a trip I'll never forget. Thanks guys for everything, and thanks to Capt T for setting up the trip.


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                              • Redfish Bonanza 6-5-17

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                                Good customer Danny Lirette was back onboard the big Bluewave today. We wasn't sure what the weather was going to do, but it looked like we had a window. Our first and only stop on a point with moving water, found the reds stacked up and hungry. The fresh shrimp under a cork went out, and it was redfish Every cast! It literally took my crew about 25 minutes to catch their limit. We played catch and release for a while then took it to the dock before the rain came. Thanks Danny for the continued business.


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                                • Perfect Weather --Fishing Explosion Port Sulphur

                                  I left out of Port Sulphur this morning under calm weather and incoming tide. It couldn’t have been a better morning given we had 2 weeks of solid rain and high, damaging winds. Without getting into a long story all I can say is fish were obliging every where there were oyster reefs. Seagulls were diving all across the lakes. Fish obliged on lures under corks, tight lined and on live shrimp. Most of my fish were all caught on lures. I got tired of catching fish. I had a box load of redfish and trout and was back at the launch before 11:00 am. Some of the trout were very large.

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                                  • Afternoon Big Trout Smackdown

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                                    Day one with Steve And Ben Smith. My guys wanted trout so we decided to sleep in and go out in the afternoon once the winds calmed down. We arrived to calm seas and clean water for a first! It didn't take long and the trout were flying over the gunnels 1-2 at a time with our doubled rigged Matrix Shad. The bite came in spurts but we had mostly 18-20 inch trout hitting the deck of the Bluewave one after another. The action was sick at times!! Was so nice to spank the LAWGS and not have a bunch of boats all around messing up the bite. My crew mentioned they had never caught so many big fish and limit before fishing all over the state of Louisiana. A trip they will never forget. Thanks guys.


                                    Big thanks to Capt K Labat for putting Robert Laville and crew on a limit of trout also. Big thanks also to Capt E Rodrigue for putting Omar Madriz and crew from Texas on a limit of Reds and pup drum, they had a blast.



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                                    • Catch Bigger Fish In Heavy Structure-No Hang Up

                                      This is the most effective fishing method I’ve found for fishing in the thick of submerged wrecks, pilings, rock piles, and jetties, etc. without hang up. I use 6/20 braided line on the reel and to the end of the braid I tie a 6 ft. 20 lb fluorocarbon leader. At the end of the 20 lb. leader I tie a very small snap swivel, the type that has no protruding clips (see photo). To this swivel, I attach a 10 lb. fluorocarbon line by way of an overhand loop knot; leader length of about 2 -2 1/2 ft with the Owner Twistlock 1/16 oz. 3/0 weedless hook and gulp on the tag end as seen in the video. The cork is clipped to the 20 lb leader according to your preferred depth. In the rare event that a hang up occurs, you can break the 10 lb line and save everything above the swivel. I’ve caught the largest of fish inside these type structures while others cannot fish them conventional style.



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                                      • Port Sulphur Trout Explosion

                                        Two of us left out of Port Sulphur this morning under overcast, clam skies and incoming tide. Water in the Freeport Canal was river water but clean water was located off the canal in Lake Washington where non-stop trout action abounded. Seagulls gave way to locating the best action as they fed on shrimp escaping trout hungry jaws. Action on beetle lures in tandem yield 2 at the time hook ups at times. Action wore us out and we loaded the box up and headed in a little after 10:30 am.



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                                        • Port Sulphur Hot Weather Hot Fishing

                                          Two of us left out of Port Sulphur this morning and headed to our favorite fishing lake. Water was high and incoming and fairly clean. There was hardly a breeze blowing under the overcast skies. It was hot action for schooling trout under diving seagulls. We used live shrimp and lures under corks and at time using tandem tight- lined beetles, catching two at the time on occasion. Plenty throw -back specks, but we managed to keep 40 trout.
                                          Thankfully I brought my large umbrella to use aboard to shade us from the schorching sun and heat.

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