Well the end of a rather dry summer has came to a close with the most rain the great state of Louisiana has seen in hundreds of years or more. The people of the Baton Rouge area was hit with 20-40 inches of rain in just 48 hours and caused drastic flooding from the Amite River down to Lake Maurepas. It is most certainly an adverse situation for the people in the effected areas but they are staying strong and getting a lot of help from others that were more fortunate. It will be a long road for those of Louisiana but they will persevere as they always do.
As far as the fishing goes for the already complicated month of September it will be even more difficult for the Pontchartain basin. September is known as a transition month for speckled trout so they will be on the move and inconsistent to catch. September is also known as one of the saltiest and driest months of the year but that will not be the case as salinities have plummeted with 2016′ flood as everything is draining into Pontchartain. September is usually a great month for red fish so I would keep focus on them. It is also a good month to target flounder so make sure to check all your flounder spots to see if they are carpeted with doormats. Many good flounder reports are coming from the Lake Borgne area and may very well invade the Rigolets and Pontchartain basin this month. Here at Dockside TV we will be tossing the Matrix Craw in the Ponds off the intercostal in search of reds and checking the northern ends of the trestle for flounder with Matrix Shad on a 3/8 oz Golden Eye. Check out our latest DockSide TV discussing the tragic flood while giving tips on catching reds in the marsh during this time of year.
Until next time “Good Fishing”