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.

“Before and After the Front”

Wether to go before the front or after is always a common question we receive through DockSide’s contact forum. This time of year as we enter our favorite month playing the front is the key. Once the trout station themselves in there late fall and winter time pattern after transitioning from the hot winter, Louisiana…

September Transitions

          brought to you by: MatrixShad.com         Hot as you know what is what the last couple weeks have been.  As soon as temps start to decline we will begin to search along the trestle for big doormat flounders.  If the flounders have a  poor migration this year we will…

“The Key To Perdido” (With Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V90SEd8aCrY Well the matrix and vortex shad is on the move again, headed east with golden eye jig heads of all sizes tied on all of our poles ready for any fishing situation we encounter. Fishing in the Lake has been horrible so we decided to go somewhere new. Perdido Key was our destination this…

Dockside Bait and Tackle is changing locations at this moment. As soon as we confirm a new location, we will let you know. Until then, we will continue to give you even more information on fishing around the lake using Matrix Shads and our newest Vortex Shad. As far as fishing the past couple weeks,…

Capt. Rory Rorison

Capt. Rory Rorison is the owner/ operated of United Charters located in Shell Beach, LA. I am a life long Louisiana resident and have grown up fishing in this Sportsman’s Paradise. My love of fishing and the outdoors is only matched by my love of sharing our bounty and my experience with others. The Matrix…

Bo Farve “Top Notch”

Born and raised in Bay St Louis, MS. We fish the coastal waters from Biloxi MS- Venice LA 23′ customized Bay Craft, powered by a 250 Evinrude E-Tec , trailered on a beautiful saltwater tough SPORT TRAIL trailer. Our primary target is usually trophy sized trout, but recently we have been trying to get into…