Petit Bois Island on Labor Day with Pam - Sept 2, 2019© Photos Posted by Mark Primo Miller © Hi-Res Source
It was Labor Day Pam's Day and she wanted to go to the Island so we took off to Petit Bois. It was suppose to be the last day of Red Snapper for Mississippi and we initially went to try for a few at the Tortugas Wreck 4 miles South but it was windy and we aborted back to the Island getting stopped by the DMR on the way checking for fish. We had a nice lazy afternoon and I took some of my usual photos, getting some Dolphins riding the bow of a passing ship and of other boats and people that I did not know (hopefully none are offended). It got calm late and we did run out to the Tortugas but it was a desert. Sounder marked some structure but no fish. High Fresh Water and Hypoxia has plagued our waters this year due to opening of flood gates on the Mississippi River. I had one good bite and missed him but mostly didn't even get a bite. There was also construction work going on close by that I took some photos of. I believe they were dredging sand from the bottom and taking it over to Ship Island to fill in Camille Cut between East and West Ship Islands. Something I am very opposed to. They are only making contractors rich playing mother nature. Camille Cut was caused by Hurricane Camille in 1969 and now they want to fix it? Just like the flood gates, I wish they would stop trying to manipulate nature. All they do is cause other problems. We have been unindated with terrible water and algae problems, just like they have done at Lake O in South Florida. Anyway, I digress. We headed back in and intercepted another Ship coming in the channel with Dolphins riding the bow. I got some good photos while Pam drove the boat for me. It was a great Labor Day that encompassed 51 miles, 24 gallons of fuel, and 7.2 hours.