“Slinging Slabs” (With Video)

The time of year most Gulf Coast anglers dread the most is here upon us now. From late February to early March is just about as tough as it gets for chasing speckled trout and red fish in our areas. What this time of year is great for is Slinging Slabs. Thats right, the time…

Details

The Bonnet Carre’ Blues

Well the Bonnet Carré Spillway is open as most know and it started in January. Fresh, dirty and cold Mississippi River water is flooding the Lake Pontchartrain basin. Lets hope by the time you read this all the Bonnet Carré bays will be closed and the lake will be on its path to becoming salty…

Details

“Take What the Lake Gives You”

We are entering one of the harder seasons for fishing the Pontchartrain Basin area and the weather has not made things any easier of late. The tremendous amounts of rainfall has the Mississippi River creeping over its banks and stirring up discussions of opening the Bonnet Carrie Spillway. If this occurs, salt water species can…

Details

Target Big Suspended Specks Right Now

This is a time of year where big trout will suspend in even the deepest of water. We have really been targeting big specks lately and throwing hard baits especially the Matrix Mullet Prototype in crystal clear water watching big specks coming from the depths up to 10′ to charge the Matrix Mullet. Soon as…

Details

Under the Birds

Now is the time to look up into the sky rather than down into the water.   Every year in the Pontchartrain basin during this time of year birds start working on the shrimp that the reds are pushing up to the surface.  If you catch the right flock of birds you will catch big trout…

Details

Dufrene and White With Another Victory Using MATRIX SHAD

Capt. Chad Dufrene and Capt. Barnie White just recently added another “W” to their already  impressively strong redfish career this past week. Amongst a very competitive 80 boat field during this year’s IFA redfish event held in the Houma area Dufrene and White were able to do more than hold off the other competitors, they actually…

Details

Low Salinity’s So Head For the Pumpkin Patch

Where did the Salinity go?   Lake Ponchartrain has been seeing the most drastic salinity readings I can ever remember.  The gauge which usually averages 6-12 parts per thousand of salt has been sitting at a dismal 1.5 parts per thousand since February and has done this the last three springs into summer.  Trout can…

Details

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.   …

Details