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.

Tyler Morel

An avid fisherman who has been fishing the Lake Pontchartrain estuary for several years and is a Matrix Shad sales representative. Tyler regularly is on the road with Chas Champagne, owner of The Matrix Shad fishing lure, and helps promote and market the lure all over the gulf coast. Tyler’s specialties include sightfishing for redfish…

Avoiding the Crowds

This is the time of year when crowds can get out of control and the usual community holes are over fished there is ways to get the water to yourself.  Not only here in Lake Pontchartrain but all over the Gulf coast there are everyday common community holes and the pressure can be unbearable.   …

Lake Pontchartrain Limits

Not the biggest trout we have ever seen so far this spring but the numbers of fish showing up has been nice to see.    This 2015′ crop of trout has been about par in the Lake Pontchartrain basin so far this spring as we have seen the last few years.   The last few years has…