After Tropical Storm Cindy

     Well everyone figured salinities would rise after another summertime tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico but that is not the reality from tropical storm Cindy.  Cindy made landfall near the Lake Charles area, putting Lake Pontchartrain on the wet side of the storm. Although water levels did rise with the storm surge…

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The Heat is On

Summer is now here along with the hot temperatures. If it is speckled trout you are after there are two things you will have to change up from fishing during the spring. First off early starts is key. The early bird gets the worm in the summer months. The other thing you may have to…

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Fish the Moons for Big Trout

The Pontchartrain estuary is making a turn to be a fall and winter big trout hot spot now the MRGO is closed.    It used to be known as the place to be to catch wall hangers all through the spring and summer but the last few years have shown differently.  It now seems the…

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“Do you Troll or Jig”

When to Troll, When to Jig Most of you that know us at www.MatrixShad.com know that we mostly jig soft plastics along the bridges of lake Pontchartrain but this time of year it may be a little different. This is a time you may want to try a different technique called trolling. Trolling lures behind the boat…

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“Sacalait Season” (With Video)

Although Christmas has come and gone and we are already far along on another new year it is now that “Tis the Season” for the sacalait.   What most of the nation calls the the “white perch” or “crappie”, here in south Louisiana it is aka the “sacalait” which is french for “sack of milk”…

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Targeting Trophy Trout (With Video)

  Wow!!! What an amazing start to the fall/winter run this 2016′ year in Lake Pontchartrain. By far the best trout season we have seen in the Pontchartrain estuary in the past five dreadful years. The weather has started off fantastic this fall with basically zero precipitation for two entire months allowing all the rivers…

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From Soft Baits to Hard Baits

This is the time of the year to put the soft plastics up for a few weeks and pull out your hard bait box.  Speckled trout across the entire Gulf coast really favor top waters and suspending jerk baits throughout the transition months of early fall until true fall or winter temperatures set in.   The…

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