SWC Chronicles

Greetings from the Gulf South and America’s “Third Coast”. A lot has happened since our last Chronicles. First, we were blessed to have had a quiet hurricane season. Despite a late season scare from Tropical Storm Karen, which had no significant impact at all, things were very quiet this year. As a result, our barrier islands and marshes have continued to repair and rejuvenate. I am continually amazed at the more...

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Greetings from the Gulf South! As we mentioned last month, after an unusual start, our summer fishing patterns are now well established at the Chandeleur Islands. What many fishermen don’t realize is that these patterns will persist thru September and October. The fall can be some of the most enjoyable months at the Islands as temperatures begin to moderate but the fishing remains hot. October is generally our driest month more...

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We are well into the summer fishing, and the usual summer patterns are finally starting to emerge. It has been both an unusual spring and early summer. Aeolus (the god of the winds for those of you not up on Greek mythology) must have been angry as the spring fishing was plagued by constant windy conditions. Several trips had to be rescheduled and others were run under less than optimal more...

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Southern Way Chronicle: February 2013 With 2012 now well in the history books I would like to take a little time to reflect on the year before we get to far into 2013. Last year we ran over 45 trips to Chandeleur Islands starting in March with our last trip in October. As usual the larger trout were caught in the spring with greater numbers of trout showing up in more...

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When you live in the coastal Gulf South hurricanes are just a fact of life. Hurricane Isaac brought a week of trepidation on the Mississippi and Louisiana gulf coast causing significant flooding and moderate wind damage. The Southern Way and Southern Cross rode out the storm up the Jordan River and were unscathed. Our home, Long Beach Harbor, while no where near as serious as with Katrina, still received significant more...

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Welcome to the first edition of “Southern Way Charters(SWC) Chronicles”. Our summer fishing season at the “Islands” is in full swing with Captain Brian and the crew running back to back trips for most of the summer. Fishing has been fantastic with only occasional lulls in the action due to the weather.  There are many great changes in the wind at SWC with Chandeleur Island and Biloxi Marsh fishing and more...

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