Capt. Chas Champagne is an avid angler, located in Slidell, LA. Capt. Chas owns and operates Dockside Bait & Tackle and also manufactures his own tackle producing the Matrix Shad fishing lure and the Golden Eye jig heads.

Slidell Bridges Getting Hot

After a dismal and horrific February followed by and even worst March, we have finally seen the Lake come alive as we are about to enter April.  It really is crazy how the fish show up like an over night invasion in Lake Pontchartrain.  We went out several times during the beginning of March to…

Trophy Trout Time Now Here

As temperatures  begin to warm and days become longer something with catching three plus pound trout becomes more common as it continues to heat up to the peak month in my consideration, April.  February is a very complex month for fish both trout and reds as far as big numbers go but catching a real…

Our DockSide “Tp pf the Week” is an easy one this week.  Do yourself a favor and get a Standard Mapping E-card for your GPS unit.  We recently installed one for our area (#46) which includes the Chef area, Lake Pontchatrain, Lake  Borgne and the Rigolets.  It gives the strongest detail we have ever seen…