Catch of the Day

2007-06-27 14:12:20
Ship Shoal, Louisiana - Saltwater Fishing Report
Ship shoal

Just getting to the posting for the past weekend and as usual the fishing was great. On Friday Ray Toups and gang filled in when no one wanted to take the open day. Both Capt Eric and I took them and when you put both Pellegrin Captains on board along with some guys that can fish the fish have no chance. First up was a little bit of snapper and they proved a little harder than normal but not to worry enough found there way into the box. Now it was time for the AJís and while this was going on a bull dolphin came along with a few friends and all 4 found there way into the box. On the way to another AJ spot a little opportunity came by and the wahoo route was on. We went 7 for 9 on wahoo. A few smaller chick dolphin came along and volunteered to go on ice. With a great box of fish we headed north to close the day. Saturday was Cortec and they wanted mangrove snapper and thatís just what they got. It started slow but as the day wore on the fish started to stack up. I though we were having a bad day, but as I found out we were having a great day. We were stacking a nice catch of red snapper along with some cobia, AJís and some very large mangrove snapper. Always buy a S.T.A.R. ticket when going mangrove fishing with Custom Charters. So far we have had 2 mangroves over 11; one over 12 and one on Saturday 13 pounds. All of these would be 1st on the board. After all was said and done the bad day ended up with 525 pounds of fish in the box and a crew of happy fishermen. If you want a trip like this call Capt. Tommy or Eric Pellegrin 985-851-3304.

Fish Species: Snapper, cobia, amberjacks, wahoo, dolphin
Bait Used: sardines and pogies
Tackle Used: Challenger rods, penn and avet reels
Method Used: bottom fishing and trolling
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13 pound mangrove snapper
13 pound mangrove snapper

catch of the day
catch of the day

About The Author: Captain Tommy Pellegrin

Company: Custom Charters LLC

Area Reporting: Cocodrie, LA

Bio: Capt. Tommy Pellegrin 49 years old was born and raised in Houma, LA and has fished and hunted all his life. I started guiding in 1992 and have been in the charter business ever sense. Presently I fish out of Bayou Bait and Tackle in Cocodrie, La. My specialty is snapper and tuna but I can fish all of the great eating fish of the Gulf of Mexico. In the time that I have been guiding I have put nearly 40 people on state record fish and have had 8 world record fish caught. Most of the world records are red snapper on fly. I own Custom Charters, LLC and have 2 boats, a 30í Gravois and a 36í Gravois. My son Capt. Eric Pellegrin runs one of the boats for me. I presently Pro Staff for Mustad hooks, Lowrance Electronics, Challanger Tackle, Frenzy, and Old Bay Side. Contact info is: 985-851-3304.

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