Wow this has been the hottest summer I have ever seen. Water temps have been incredible along with relentless west winds. This has probably been the most difficult summer I have seen in years. Although this summer heat has been difficult, there is still some quality catches hitting the docks. On falling tides the LnN bridge is always a go to spot. The Pearl River system along with Mud Lake is always a good place to target as the shrimp are in there with specks and reds. Also we are already catching shrimp with the cast net in Eden Isles and when that happen last summer our hot spot was the mouth of Eden Isles where the trout were running shrimp daily. Red Fishing again has been difficult making the proposed limit change make more and more sense. I would keep your eyes peeled for any skipping shrimp this time of year and look for those trout underneath. This is a tough month but if you find the shrimp you can hit pay dirt. A good early start is typically a great plan also and beat the heat. Me personally I love to fish the Florida Panhandle when times get tough like they do in August. Matrix Mullet topwaters early in the morning followed by the Matrix Minnow is very effective and fun. Spool up some light flouro and hit some Florida grass flats and take a vacation.
Author: Chas Champagnehttp://matrixshad.com
Capt. Chas Champagne is an avid angler, located in Slidell, LA. Capt. Chas owns and operates Dockside Bait & Tackle and also manufactures his own tackle producing the Matrix Shad fishing lure and the Golden Eye jig heads.