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Howdy all! This is Markham Dickson with Salty Dog Charters. I have been running bayboat charters out of Shell Beach, LA for a 10 or 12 years now. I used to post here a good bit, maybe someone remembers me. I am back just for this one post. I am looking for an apprentice! I just wanted to see if any of y’all were interested. This would be an opportunity to work as deckhand and learn our ways. Meet the team of captains, and one day in the near future work alongside us. I have a bay-boat Captain position open. It’s a vessel that will need a captain. We also added a big boat to the fleet and we are in need of a deckhand. It would be best if you a younger person, physically fit, driven to have a future in charter fishing. Specifically looking for someone who is trying to get their captains license. But we would also entertain hiring someone who just wants the deckhand position on the larger vessel. Thanks much guys! Hope everyone is having fun on the water and in the woods during this tough time. See y’all out there. ~Captain Markham Dickson~ Salty Dog Charters LLC Www.saltydogchartersllc.com 504-481-8216

December 03, 2020 at 3:58am

Sooooo, this happened the other day. 3 Bullreds at once trolling crankbaits in MRGO. Sorry video is a little crumby I was by myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqmJGV1KMFw

December 29, 2014 at 4:40pm

Great day on the water with NoLa friends. Dan and Drew hit the water with us for a fun day up top in Biloxi Marsh. Started out on fish after fish trout action to polish off a 100 trout limit! Been catching more fish in the bayous then the bays. just hitting drains on the falling tide. After we wrapped up the trout we headed back across Lake Borgne and found giant bullreds busting under birds! Awesome sight, giant red backs out of the water we talked 4 into hitting and landed two. One awesome double hookup fight we got on video. (I posted earlier) Also my Ladyfish putting a beauty in the boat then releasing it. Great time on the water. Man I love the fall!

~Captain Markham Dickson~

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C

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November 08, 2014 at 11:17pm

A video of fall Bull redfish action in Lake Borgne.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C

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November 08, 2014 at 7:55pm

Yesterday was about as good as it gets. Had a couple guys down from Colorado who used to work/live here. They wanted to come get reminded of just how lucky we are to be fishermen in Louisiana. We took it back up to Biloxi Marsh and got on a pretty good start on 30 keeper specks under birds in short order. Had to keep chasing the packs of fish around the bay so I decided to move us to some more fruitful waters. A couple of stops later we hit PAYDIRT! Shrimp popping out the water speckled trout busting on the surface! It was not long before we had our limit on ice. Doubles and triples coming in. During the frenzy Chris hooked and landed a massive bullred which was a nice bonus. I even hooked up the double rig and caught two on one line back to back to put my 25 in the boat, making a total of 75 beautiful marsh trout. Then it was on to mission redfish. Did not have to go far either. About half a mile away we got on um down a shoreline. 10 beautiful slot red fish on the larger end of the slot hit the ice. This broke Bo's curse of the redfish he had been trying to shake off on previous trips. He was catching them back to back. We then took it back towards the dock, but I could not help myself so we stopped off in some deeper water for drum and sheephead. Put a few nice ones in the boat along with some more bull redfish that we caught and released. Then one last scout on the flounder just to see if they had started up only yielded more nice specks and one cupcake flounder which we released. I think they may need one more good coldfront to make their move. Great day out of Shell Beach! The fall action is ON.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C

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(504)481-8216

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November 08, 2014 at 7:45pm

Had a great day on the water today despite the spotty weather. Had a crew split three and three between two boats, myself and Captain Jacques of http://www.jakamosouth.com/. We pretty much knew we had a 1/2 day to get it done with the weather rolling in and decided on plan redfish. We went to two different spots and got on a good bite early. My crew was fishing some little tiny ponds off a bayou and Jac was nearby in some ponds off larger lagoons. Caught plenty of fish on gold spoon, couple on clip on spinner rig, and rest on live Campo's shrimp under a cork. Tide was high and the redfish were feeding good before the storm. We got the crew just about a 6 man limit of reds , some drum, and some heads before noon. I think Jac had me beat on numbers by a couple and I had him on size by a couple. Great day and had them back high and dry just before the weather hit.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

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August 29, 2014 at 5:12pm

More pics of recent trips.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

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August 22, 2014 at 7:24pm

Been on the water a good bit in the last week. Backed up on reports. Bite has been good when we could work around the thunderstorms and wind off them earlier last week. Last few days conditions have gotten much better with less storm activity and we have been putting together pretty boxes. Couple pics are worth a thousand words. Bite was early morning most days before the heat, fishing Campo's Live Shrimp under a popping cork or slip sinker rigs.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
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August 22, 2014 at 7:15pm

Had a great trip today, with four fishermen who do not eat fish. Only Jarret had fished much before but all were quick studies and after a couple warm up rounds, it was off to the races! We started off at a wellhead in Breton that has been producing lots of limits lately and picked away but they never did really go. Hit rig #2 started pulling in some better fish right off the bat on a cork but bite ended with only about 35 on ice. On to stop number three and dropped the trolling motor and started casting a slip sinker rig with live shrimp trying to find todays hiding spot. Got lucky and found um piled up. We caught um on plastics once we got the bite going and it was doubled and triples until we hit number 100. Lots of nice 1 1/2 to 2lbs with one slob 4+ in the mix. Was fun on plastic for a change. They took a small portion of the fish for family but the majority was donated to our charity poboy handouts.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
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(504)481-8216

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August 22, 2014 at 6:56pm

Been on the water the last 5 days. Fun trips despite all the rain and wind we have been having. Fish have not been stacked up in one area you just have to bounce around and put them together most days. I have been catching in the bays just before the outside, also in Eloi, and then some going long into Breton. Same tactics as usual, fishing corks for the first couple hours of light then most times switching to a 3/8th oz slip sinker rig once the sun gets up. That mainly around rigs. If I am fishing near an island or shoreline later in the day I will stick to corks. Redfishing is so so with some bulls still on the rig offshore and a smattering of marsh redfish being caught on the way in after a good morning on trout. Here are a few pics from recent trips.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

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July 22, 2014 at 1:38pm

Had a really cool trip last week and got a video of a father and son doubled up on big reds. Mom was in the boat too and caught her fair share but sat back and helped cheer the guys on for these monsters. Was a great day on the water, thought I would share the video with y'all.

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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June 01, 2014 at 3:16am

Last set of pictures of the speckled trout and redfish action out of Shell Beach in the last 10 days.

for full reports, check out;
www.saltydogchartersllc.com

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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June 01, 2014 at 1:14am

More pics from trips these last 10 days.

for full reports, check out;
www.saltydogchartersllc.com

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

Check out VIDEOS here!
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June 01, 2014 at 1:10am

Got all backed up on reports fishing everyday but can share a little of what we have been getting into out of Shell Beach lately.

From my trip about 5 days ago with a grandfather, father, two sons who are repeat customers;

'Sure enough flat calm through Eloi we headed out to see if luck favored us. First stop, small fish/nada, second stop gafftops/nada... Third stop, jackpot! We went from zero to hero with 100 trout coming on board to take the boat ride. It was so early when we wrapped up we made a stop on one shoreline for reds on the way in and picked up 7 beautiful 20-25' reds.'

From day 2 with the Georgia boys, a trip about 7 days ago;

'The guys had already sought and destroyed mission one, trout, and were on to bigger and stronger things. We went deep into Breton Sound after drag pullers. Guys were not disappointed with fish after fish hooked up for epic battles. Goody even broke his redfish curse, out catching the guys on reds. Mixed sheephead, drum, and redfish we even put a few beautiful sow trout in the boat to keep it interesting. We caught and released bullreds and sharks after we had a limit on bulls and packed the coolers with tasty sheedhead and drum.'

A trip about 8 days ago, a trout frenzy then bull redfish combo;

' Birds diving, shrimp popping, trout flying into the air with shrimp in their mouths like tuna fish on a bait-ball! It was awesome sight to behold. We caught 100 trout on 90% plastics. Jamie was sticking with live shrimp for a little bit but went back and forth as the rest of us stuck to the vudu shrimp or matrix double rigs. A few times we put two keepers in the boat at once with the shad/double rigs. Best of the morning however was a quad on keepers that we got a photo of with a timer on the camera. Good times for sure. We then proceeded to take our beautiful live shrimp we had saved out to be brutalized by Bullreds in Breton Sound.'

This last snipped from a trip a couple days ago in this rain and wind.

'We were up against a forcast of 100% chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms. I started out close trying to find a bite within 5 miles of the dock. No good... but sky and radar looked semi trust worthy. Another few miles to stop number 2. No takers, carry on. Bite was slow all morning and decided to change things up and go into a little bayou into the marsh. We started catching. Finding fish in the little ponds that were connected to the bayou buy small creeks. With the ultra high tide these little ponds were packed with nice reds and we put a beautiful limit of marsh reds together before deciding to take it to the dock mid afternoon.'

Sorry for semi late reports, but I was too beat to post everyday. If you want to see full reports or videos just check out my site.

www.saltydogchartersllc.com

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
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June 01, 2014 at 1:07am

Had an old friend charter my services a couple days ago to put a couple young up and coming Louisiana sportsman on some BIG fish. We had Adel, 5, and Adam, 6, on board and man was it fun getting them into the action! Water was a little rough so I stopped off at the rocks to get them on Bulls. 1st stop nada, second stop, FISH ON! What a blast watching the little guys battling these beauties. We helped them hold the rod but both Adel and Adam reeled their fish all the way in all by themselves! Talk about some proud little anglers when they saw how big the fish they just caught was. Adel landed one of the biggest reds I have seen all year. He had to go about 35-40lbs! When the water calmed down a little bit I took them offshore a bit to a couple rigs. There mom and dad got to get in on the action. Reeling in a few of their own. I can't tell you how much fun I had helping those little guys catch their giants. Adel is hooked for sure. She made sure we had her Barbie pole rigged and baited at each stop. On which she caught 3 or 4 catfish all by her self. Most fun I have had on the water in a while!

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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May 06, 2014 at 2:36pm

I was just sittin' on my porch watching the post Jazz Fest crowds on their nightly march down Bayou St. John, and 5 fellers walked up and said, 'You Salty Dog?'. Long story short they filled a canceled trip for last Saturday and we got to motor out into Breton Sound and get on that ACTION we have been on all spring. We had Lyle, Kenny, Cody, and first mate Nate on board for no stop fish catching action. W had to earn it though, the weatherman forcast 5-10 and 1-2 ft waves and we ended up with 15-20 and solid 3s. Really 'sporty' out there to say the least. We stopped off a little short and go the guys on some really good monster redfish right off the bat. Everyone got to haul in on of those beasts. Then to stop number 2 we picked up a nice addition to the box with some younger drum and redfish. And by this time it had begun to calm a bit so I took the guys out to the sheephead grounds and we got on um bigtime. Sheephead, drum, and massive redfish on every drop. Doubles and triples for the rest of the day. All fish were caught on dead shrimp fished on the bottom. The guys told me multiple times that they had been on quite a few charter and this was the most fun of any they had been on. That is what makes my day, I'm telling you. I like to be a good fisherman, I like to impress fellow captain's with a good catch, but in the end this is what makes it all worth it. Driving home, knowing you gave some people a day on the water they will not forget. You did your job, and that makes you feel good. The guys travel for work, and I hope if they are in town again we will get out there after um again. Just hope we did not spoil um too much with the first trip! :D

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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May 06, 2014 at 2:32pm

Had my second trip this season out in Breton Sound with a crew of Navy fellers. Different batch this time with the exception of Mike, we also had Adam, Aaron, and Travis. The guys were the winners of a raffle they had on base to choose who got to go. Lucky crew again with calm seas we took it long again. Way out in Breton Sound to the land of them big mature fish. Again doubles, triples, and even a quad I got on video, of those big sheephead, drum, and redfish we have been catching. Non-stop action all morning. These fish pull drag and are delicious, what more can you ask for? he guys got off to a good start with everyone hooking up every drop. For some reason the fellers started ragging Adam tell him to pick up the pace, and he promptly showed them up catching the biggest couple redfish for the day. Plenty of young drum out there this run. I think we ended up with a limit of bullreds +2 slots for 7 reds, 7 drum eating size, and some odd 50 or so sheephead. Two 94q coolers packed with tasty fish. If you have not eaten a sheephead you are missing out. Just have to learn how to clean them and they are as good or better then any fish we chase around out there. Really fun time on the water with some great guys. They had some cool stories about traveling around, I enjoyed the trip for sure. Even hit a couple stops to test the waters on the way in. Black Bay and anything west of the ship channel is muddy as heck right now with the river water. Tried a couple stops for trout only catching more redfish. Then a pond on the way in just to take its temperature produced three in about 10 minutes. Bite is ON! Offshore or inshore looks like we are in store for more great days of fishing in next few weeks.

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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April 25, 2014 at 9:53pm

Talk about a GREAT day on the water a couple days ago. Went out with a crew from New Orleans on a charity harvest trip. About once a month we try to get enough fish to hand out 200 free poboys on the streets on New Orleans. This trip was almost enough for an entire giveaway in one haul! Got the guys loaded up and headed straight out into the Sound. Forecast was for 5-10 and 1-2' waves. Ended up with 15-20 and 2-3s... We were not deterred! Just sliced up them waves and headed straight out to the ACTION. From the first stop to the last we were pulling in big mature sheephead, redfish, and drum. With plenty of them hitting the box between sheephead and the younger drum/redfish. Lots of doubles and triples and drag screaming. The 2-3' waves just made it more fun. Down right sporty out there! It was not long before we had the two 94q coolers packed with tasty fish and decided to play around a little. Motored up to a giant flock of birds to find a spectacle of nature unfolding beneath them. A MASSIVE school of bullreds was laying waste to a ball of pogies they had corralled. We watched in wonder as massive reds so thick, the water was colored bronzy red, crashed baits on the surface their backs out of the water, they swam so close to the surface. Spend enough time out there and this kind of thing is bound to cross your path. We were really happy to have gotten to witness it. Decided to take the rest of the day to explore what may be going on at Breton Island. Went out there and let the crew see the barrier island while we fished minnows under a corks for trout. No takers... either a little too early or the sand stained water from all the wind was too much for them to feed. GREAT day with a mission accomplished we turned the bow north and took it back towards the dock. Perfect day of fishing; If you have not experienced this springtime ACTION on big fish you are missing out. Sure they are not trout but we will have plenty of time for them in the months to come.

Got some good video you can check out on my site.
http://www.saltydogchartersllc.com/Home/tabid/39/EntryId/196/Default.aspx

I have a cancellation Saturday the 26th of April! Give me a call and come get in on some of the action.

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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April 22, 2014 at 6:09pm

Had a couple from West Virginia down for their 20th anniversary, main mission to fish Louisiana! Debbie told J.R. her idea, and I am sure it did not take him long to agree. Heh talk about a keeper. The couple had a great three days of fishing with me. Staying at lodging here in Shell Beach they got to soak in the local Cajun fishing culture. First day it was pretty calm so we hit the Breton Sound for some monstas. Not disappointed with all forms of big beauties pulling drag at every stop. Bull redfish, drum, and sheephead were coming up in doubles all day. The second day we had a little more wind so stuck it out on the MRGO rocks for a nice morning of bull red fish action followed by an afternoon catching slot reds back in the marsh. Debbie and JR were a good team. Looking out for each other, making sure the other was in position for a good cast on the action. I can see how they made it 20 happy years! Even had a kiss after each double. Day three was all marsh action, but we took it deep into the edges of the marsh over on the Delacroix side of MRGO. Got on some really nice top end slot redfish. Got them their limit of those with a couple drum mixed in. High winds but we were able to find semi protected cleaner water and tide was up in the grass and fish were right on it fishing dead shrimp or plastics 2' under a popping cork. Really great folks, really easy going it made for a fun three days of fishing. Everything they caught was donated to our charity fish poboy giveaways we do in New Orleans, big thanks for that. I think I will see this couple again sometime, they said it was their favorite fishing charter so far and that was saying something because they have gone all over the place. Gotta love Louisiana catchin'!

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

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April 14, 2014 at 9:32pm

Had four Navy boys on board a few days ago. They were the lucky winners of a raffle they had at the base. We had Mike, Rich, Lee, and Rob on board for what turned out to be another great day of big fish action out in Breton Sound. From the first rig we set up on we had hook ups on bull redfish. And when we hit the third rig about 20 minutes later it was double, triples, and damn near quads all morning. We caught around 20 bullreds, some serious pounds of redfish, releasing them all but one of the smallest for each of them. Next stop was sheephead. We were not disappointed on that front either as the guys packed the 94qt cooler until you had to sit on it to close the lid. I think big fish titles for the day most likely go to Rob with a monster red and Rich with a goliath drum.

We had a really good day on the water, great conditions and bite was on from the get go. The guys were all good fishermen which helps get the day rolling. Hope their luck doesn't run out and maybe a couple of them win again and get to come back out for round 2.

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

Check out VIDEOS here!
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April 14, 2014 at 6:36pm
A comment titled: More a debate of limits. in response to a report titled: Breton Sound Trout Slam with 4 vegetarians

I take a lot of people fishing. Most times they want all their catch. But in the time I have guided many people do not want their catch, for reasons such as having a plane to catch ect... I realized I would have a surplus of fish on my hands. I was giving it away to people just as filets then I realized I could do something with it. Started cooking it for people and putting it in poboys. 200 meals given out just for the sake of it in the poorer parts of New Orleans. It feels good. Then I realized I could offer this to people as a 'Charity Charter'. They go fishing with a native Louisiana captain, see our waters, experience our culture, then do what every Louisiana hunter and fisherman loves to do. Feed people at the end of the day with their bounty. I was raised here and hunting and fishing is something we do for food. Its a culture unlike Florida for instance.(no disrespect Floridians) This does not say I not in favor of conservation. But I have to believe that biologists in charge of our daily catch limits believe they are correct. As you see I did not keep my limit of trout only for the four clients. Which I easily could have, I actually left the bite and let a weekend fisherman boat with 2 fellows move into my spot and catch because they had been watching. If people buy a license and go fishing to catch speckled trout they can do whatever they choose with their catch. They chose to donate their fish to feed people. I then take this fish and with my time and money turn it into 200 fried fish poboys. That is not easy, it takes an entire day off and costs around $120.00. I do it because this city needs to see random acts of kindness in some of these neighborhoods. People have to watch their back too much and are constantly being taken advantage of. Its less about the food in their stomachs and more to do with the feelings it inspires.

~Salty~

August 25, 2014 at 8:04pm
A comment titled: more pics in response to a report titled: Trout still biting out of Shell Beach

pics.

July 22, 2014 at 1:43pm
A comment titled: spring bigfish in response to a report titled: Big fish springtime ACTION in Breton Sound!

Howdy, yeah the best advice I can give you is go long and keep moving until you find them.

~Salty~

April 25, 2014 at 9:47pm
A comment titled: uplaod. in response to a report titled: Site Upgrades

Just did a post pics took about 12 seconds to upload. Just so you have a number to go from.

~Salty Dog~

November 17, 2013 at 3:29pm
A comment titled: upload speed. in response to a report titled: Site Upgrades

Hey Cap\'n Kim,

I don\'t know which internet provider you use but I have Cox and upgraded for faster upload speeds.

Its a little pricy a month but with as many posts as you do it may be worth it. I upload at around 5.5 mb per second, so limiting factor would be how fast Sportsman accepts the upload. I did notice it being much faster after I upgraded with Cox.

You can test your upload speed by going to;
http://www.speedtest.net/

Later on,

~Salty Dog~

November 17, 2013 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: Fishin' is off the charts. in response to a report titled: Fish everywhere in the Marsh!

Thanks guys, It was a fun to be out there without having the sole mission of catching 100 trout.

Flounder should we biting through Thanksgiving. And if I get the chance or someone who wants to target them I'm going to be back afterum again. Your right about the dropshot rigs its killer for flounder. If only I could get some minnows... Last year I packed um in all the way from Dockside. Seems like Campos and BSM don't mess with them until live shrimp season is over.

~Salty~

November 17, 2013 at 12:21pm
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Great Action out of Shell Beach!!!

Thanks Derek, yeah it was a lot of fun. As far as the right and wrong spots right now you just have to hope for a calm day to go long out into Bay Eloi, The Rocks, or Breton Sound. I think better off on that side this year because of all the fresh water to the west towards Black Bay. Good luck on the next trip, we always seem to do well when its been calm at least a day and we get a good early start.

~Salty~

June 23, 2013 at 9:08am
A comment titled: Thanks JD! in response to a report titled: Great Action out of Shell Beach!!!

Thanks JetDrive, today I really wanted to have a good day, and sure enough, we did!

~Salty~

June 21, 2013 at 6:31pm
A comment titled: cooking gar. in response to a report titled: Salty Dog Garters

That picture of grilled gar, comes out tasty eh?

June 20, 2013 at 12:24am
A comment titled: Whoa. in response to a report titled: Salty Dog Garters

Nice Fish!

June 20, 2013 at 12:23am
A comment titled: Shrimp in response to a report titled: Keeping live shrimp alive

Keep um cold. This only works if you don't pull in new water. If you find a way to insulate a bait-well, then aerate and add ice to it they keep really well. Cold water holds more oxygen and slows their metabolism at the same time. Recirculating is another way of keeping them alive which also works, but obviously can't be used in conjunction with adding ice.

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
cmdthree@yahoo.com
(504)481-8216

June 20, 2013 at 12:18am
A comment titled: nice! in response to a report titled: Salty Dog Garters

Whoa those are some bigguns! Catch um in fresh or salt water? Seems like the ones from fresh water rivers get the biggest, also how did ya harvest them?

~Salty~

June 18, 2013 at 11:00pm
A comment titled: video of gar in response to a report titled: Father's day trout SLAM with Mike, Brian, Justin, and Glenn!

video incoming.

~Salty~

June 18, 2013 at 11:48am
A comment titled: Bull Redfish in Breton Sound. in response to a report titled: Breton Sound Bullred Fishkill.

I know for a fact that bullreds follow pogies in Breton Sound. Gafftops and bullreds is what you can expect to catch on rod'n'reel if you see little pogy splashes all around when you stop on schooling fish in open water. So when you draw a giant net around those pogies what do you think is going to happen to the bull redfish? Anyone who has been out there and seen this can back me up. I bet they catch dolphin and jack crevalle too. They are eating the pogies, and because of that they will be mixed in with them.

I don't know what can be done, perhaps a better bycatch exclusion method. I just could not help but think, while looking at miles of dead mature redfish, that this fishery is getting away with what ever they want to do out there just to make millions of dollars. And its hard for nature to fight that kind of greed. Think about what is happening all over the world to our fish, how is this any different? I believe the atlantic coastline has greater regs now on these ships and that the reason they have moved down here to our waters. That and the fact that our pogies have not yet been decimated.

~Captain Markham Dickson~

May 24, 2013 at 4:27pm
A comment titled: Greed. in response to a report titled: Breton Sound Bullred Fishkill.

I am glad so many others feel the same way I do about this. We need to show this to as many people as we can and continue to talk about it, and maybe it will get to someone who can make a difference. We just need more regulations on these ships. Its simple case of greed threatening to permanently destroy another beautiful fishery. It's dangerous on short term and long term levels if you ask me. Killing the big predators as bycatch and massive amounts of the base food chain.

Salty Dog Charters, L.L.C
Captain Markham Dickson
www.saltydogchartersllc.com
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May 22, 2013 at 11:12pm
A comment titled: Nice. in response to a report titled: Family and Reds

Little man be flexin' in that first pic.

~Markham~

May 05, 2013 at 12:19pm
A comment titled: excellent vid in response to a report titled: GoPro Trout Slam in Hopedale

Great video, liked all the bouncing back and forth between pregame boat ride and fish slingin' action. Captured the feeling of a trip for sure.

~Salty~

April 29, 2013 at 8:30pm
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Father/Son Slam out in Breton Sound!

Thanks, been a blast out there lately on big fish.

~Salty~

April 10, 2013 at 2:50pm
A comment titled: great post in response to a report titled: This IS the “TREE of LIFE” in HOPEDALE. Louisiana

It's encouraging for some reason, great post, and thanks for sharing.

March 23, 2013 at 5:16pm
A comment titled: that'll work. in response to a report titled: 08/05/2012 Hopedale Report

Nice brother! Gotta love it when they are fire like that.

~Salty~

August 05, 2012 at 8:38pm
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