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.

Groundhog Month

Well it’s that time of year that the weather should dictate exactly why type of fish you target. In South Louisiana we all know too well our winters and our groundhog is completely different than a lot of the rest of the country. We can see 70 and 80 degree temps or maybe even see…

Caroline Lewis

Caroline I am an avid female angler displaying advanced skills for my age and fish out of Brunswick, Georgia and have a passion for showing youth anglers the joys of fishing. I am the creator of the Facebook Social Media communities Kids Can Fish and Girls Can Fish which has gained popular notoriety. I also…

“Deep Water Jigging”

What do you consider deep water?  In costal Louisiana which is relatively shallow most would consider deep water anything over six feet.  Here on the Pontchartrain basin we have multiple areas in our passes close to 100 feet deep.  Migrations of shrimp and fish migrate through these huge passes in giant schools everyday and trout…

The Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here and not going anywhere too soon.  Looks like July is going to start off as a wet one to go along with scorching heat.  This is definitely not one of my favorite times of year although we still go fishing and there is several things to do right…

Targeting Spring Trout

Well what a wild spring we have jumped into. From the most swollen Pearl River I may have ever recalled, to a pandemic requiring a 30 day quarantine and why not throw another Bonnett Carre Spillway opening to boot. Well the saying “It can’t get any worse” I think holds pretty true for the beginning…