Running from Hurricane Harvey and Irma
- Well everyone figured salinities would rise after another summertime tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico but that is not the reality from
- tropical storm Cindy. Cindy made landfall near the Lake Charles area, putting Lake Pontchartrain on the wet side of the storm. Although water levels did rise with the storm surge 2 to 4 foot above normal there was so much rain fall with this storm that the flooded rivers counteracted the salinity surge. The fishing has been quite complicated since tropical storm Cindy made landfall but those anglers willing to take a boat ride can still load up on speckle trout. Some of our DockSide captains have been running out to the rigs on the eastern side of Lake Borgne and even going as Far East as Martin and Comfort Islands. I personally like the summer months to target redfish especially site fishing for them, but sunshine has been a rare sight to see so far this summer making site fishing difficult. Look for July to become more of a typical summertime pattern. Sunshine in the mornings followed by afternoon thunderstorms in the evenings. On the Calmer of days I would suggest taking advantage of them and taking a boat ride to the east chasing down speckled trout. I would use live bait or Matrix Shads and bounce around all the rigs in Lake Borgne. If you’re blessed with a beautiful sunny day, well there is no more entertaining style of fishing than sight fishing redfish. We like to target the duck ponds from the pearl river system all the way to the MRGO. When the water is low and the winds out the west we simply fish the western shore line of Lake Borgne as it will stay calm and clean. If the water is high with easterly winds focus deep in the marsh in the duck ponds. For more information make sure to check out all of our Dockside TV videos at Matrixshad.com and make sure that they were published during the summer months for good summer time information. Until next time good fishing.