“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…

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…

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…