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.

“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…

What to Expect this February

This winter has so far been non existent and the trout have been responding to these warm temperatures.  Typically we loose our speckled trout bite around this time of year but this year the specks have been staying in a November style pattern all winter.  We also usually find the bass and reds stacked up…

Winter Time Reds

Although this winter has been as mild as one I can ever remember this front may be the one to consolidate the red fish in the deep holes of the marsh. Typically easy red fishing starts around the end of November but this winter the temperatures haven’t seemed to get cold enough and the water…