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…

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“Pink Champagne” Awesome Winter Time Color

Before water temps plummet into the low 50’s and winter truly fully sets into action and water levels still high enough to get into the shallows make sure to check out Bob’s Bayou and Bayou Platte.  These bayous are excellent fall and winter time spots.  There natural winding curves and interjecting bayous and ditches provides…

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Chalmette is hot but don’t forget the Trestles

If your looking for big numbers of trout the Chalmette area is still the place to be but this week’s tip is to make sure not to over look the trestle for you local anglers.  Troy and I made a quick sneak peek monday afternoon at the trestle and boated 2 nice trout and a…

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Winter Finally Here

Usually when we start getting some days starting out below freezing temps and ice begins to form on the ground early in the mornings we usually focus our efforts on redfish and avoid the trout until air temps warm and barometric pressures drop.  But so far this year, few fronts we are having aren’t blowing…

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“Late Fall Trout Showing Face on Tracks”

After a dismal November for the bridges but excellent for some other areas the tide  has seemed to change for the eastern Lake Pontchartrain bridges.  Decent catches of 10-35 trout have been coming into DockSide of late from the eastern shoreline of the lake all the way to the trestles.  Live shrimp is still available…

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Mild Winter So Far Causing Hot Trout Action

 After one of the most disappointing Novembers I can remember in quite a long time for the bridges in eastern Lake Pontchatrain we finally struck gold again.  For the 3rd year in a row we have found the trout piled up in the ICW and MRGO near the “Great Wall”.  Now that the Sea Brook…

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ThanksGiving Trout Right On Schedule

My absolute favorite time of the year is now.  Trout are starving and eating up Matrix Shad.  Trout in sizes of 2-5lbs have been common all over the area.  We have been steadily fishing the Chalmette area from Viloet all the way up the ICW to Boh Bros, and even through the Industrial Canal to…

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“World Series Here and Gone”

With the world series now here and gone its time to see a surge of trout, reds and flounder to make there way into Lake Ponchartrain and settle in on the bridges.  We have already had several opportunities to find “Schooling Reds” working on shrimp with seagulls diving on them.  That is a normal occurrence…

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