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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“Late World Series Run—But Not Concerned”

October turned out to be a little disappointing for our area this month even though a few good catches were made.  Warmer than normal october temps stuck around throughout with most fronts being mild and weak.  The bridge fishing never kicked off yet for trout and flounder this fall.  It was on fire for drum…

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Drum and Flounder Getting Thick on Tracks

If you are looking for some cheap, easy and taste great, the Train Trestle in Eastern Lake Pontchatrain is the place to be.  Simply pick up some live DockSide shrimp and bounce around the tracks, and make sure to have a big ice chest for all the puppy drum your going to catch along the…

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“Just Like We Expected”

If you read our latest report in the September Marsh and Bayou magazine we were predicting the white shrimp to be pushed up and into all the bayous and canals on the northern end of the lake and that is exactly what has happened.  We are seeing bank fisherman coming to fish off the side…

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