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.

Mixed Bag and School Trout

Well May has come and gone and pretty summer weather has taken its place across Lake Pontchartrain.  Calm wind and  hot temps is what you will expect from here on out.   Live shrimp have finally become available and anglers using them out of DockSide are doing well while using them.   If you are…

Capt. Josh Ellender

My name is Captain Josh Ellender and I am part owner/operator of Light Tackle Charters, L.L.C. I am from Houma, Louisiana and have been fishing Theriot, Louisiana (Dularge area) since I was 10. My passion for fishing is what drives me to be a fishing guide. Whether site casting for those bronzed back redfish or…

Transitioning Trophies

  Spring is finally here and so are some big trout.  We have already made some impressive catches on the bridges and shorelines in the eastern part of the Lake.  A nice warming trend in late February triggered the big sows to start there annual gorge.  What trout like to do this time of year is…

“From Red to Green”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAcdq47Tzzk Between the Ice Storms, the wind and rain and even threats of snow the Lake Pontchatrain estuary is still giving up good redfish catches through out the month of February.  The marsh off Irish Bayou has been productive for reds and bass where and so has the Chalmette area.  The new wall and old…