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.

Destined for Destin

  With week after week of torrential rains, high winds and high rivers, it was time to take a road trip.  Kristi and I decided it was time to pack up a few rods and bag full of Matrix Shads and Golden Eye jig heads and get away from all the dirty and stained water in Lake Pontchatrain to…

Slidell Bridges Getting Hot

After a dismal and horrific February followed by and even worst March, we have finally seen the Lake come alive as we are about to enter April.  It really is crazy how the fish show up like an over night invasion in Lake Pontchartrain.  We went out several times during the beginning of March to…

Trophy Trout Time Now Here

As temperatures  begin to warm and days become longer something with catching three plus pound trout becomes more common as it continues to heat up to the peak month in my consideration, April.  February is a very complex month for fish both trout and reds as far as big numbers go but catching a real…