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.

Cold Weather Tactics

Happy new year to all and lets start this year off talking fishing cold weather. Water temps will stay in the 50’s and 60’s over the next few weeks and here is some areas you should target. The number one area every one will be targeting is the Great Wall of Chalmette. This is a…

Autumn Arrives

This may be my absolute favorite time of year. Temperatures drop, playoff baseball starts, football season is in full swing and speckled trout come to life. Let’s talk about what the fish are going to do this month before they move to the bridges next month. The trout are going to seek out grass flats…

TopWater Time (With Video)

We are getting into that time of year to dust off those topwater baits and watch some great explosions that really get the blood pumping. When we have found trout of late it has been seeing shrimp skipping away from the specks. Just one shrimp skip can give away the location of a massive school…

How to Beat August Heat

     August is certainly not one of my favorite months.   We seem to get tons of rain this time of year, water temps are at year round highs making the fish lethargic and most off all we have our eyes pealed on the tropics during this time.  There definitely is fish to be…

Take a Kid Fishing

One of the most enjoyable experiences in a parent’s life is sharing the bond with your child through an outdoor activity. Here at MatrixShad.com we obviously fish almost everyday naturally making our outdoor experiences predominantly fishing trips. For most parents out there that may not be the case but it very well may be a…

Magical May

Magical May After a brutal start to April’s weather May is setting up perfectly.  Another year with the spillway staying closed and the Pearl River under control is keeping the waters of Pontchartrain clean and the specks are loving it.  The trestle run was solid but coming to an end.  The trout are starting to…