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.

Lake Pontchartrain Limits

Not the biggest trout we have ever seen so far this spring but the numbers of fish showing up has been nice to see.    This 2015′ crop of trout has been about par in the Lake Pontchartrain basin so far this spring as we have seen the last few years.   The last few years has…

Matrix Mini COMING SOON

A pan-fisherman’s dream is to hit the stores very soon.  The DockSide crew and captains are spending countless hours field testing the brand new Matrix Mini.  Numerous fresh water lakes are producing beautiful freshwater fish such as crappie bass and blue gill.  They are even field testing the Mini in salt water conditions.  It has…

Matrix Mini COMING SOON

A pan-fisherman’s dream is to hit the stores very soon. The DockSide crew and captains are spending countless hours field testing the brand new Matrix Mini. Numerous fresh water lakes are producing beautiful freshwater fish such as crappie bass and blue gill. They are even field testing the Mini in salt water conditions. It has…

Paul Oliver

Owner operator of Anchored Design’s Fishing Apparel.  Paul is one of the elite shallow water redfish anglers on gulf coast.   He also won several redfish competitions with the owner and creator of Matrix Shad before the creation of the lure.  He is a sight fishing machine.

Jigging the Tracks

Jigging the Tracks By: Tyler Hall When fishing for speckled trout in Lake Ponchartrain, two things in particular stand out in my mind. One being the train trestles and the other being jigging. There is no question that the combination of the two are deadly when it comes to trout fishing in the lake, and…

Jigging the Tracks

Jigging the Tracks By: Tyler Hall When fishing for speckled trout in Lake Ponchartrain, two things in particular stand out in my mind. One being the train trestles and the other being jigging. There is no question that the combination of the two are deadly when it comes to trout fishing in the lake, and…

“Easy as it Gets”

Cant ask for better conditions and situations so far this fall.  Huge redfish schools are going bananas all over the lake on nice calm days.  Just simply look for the birds and hold on.  If big trout is what you want, wait for your warmer days and pound the poles on the causeway and the…