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.

Kris Roberts

Fishing Lake Pontchartrain, The Pearl River and the gulf Coast for over 20 years. Finished 1st place in the 2011 Lake Pontchartrain Trout Shoot out. Finished 1st place in the Bay St louis 2011 trout shoot out. Finished 2nd place in the 2009 Our Lady of Lords Redfish For cash. Finished 12th in the cca…

Steve Nick

My name is Steven Francis Nick aka “Century Man” I’m 33 yrs. old; I picked up the name by the late Capt. Barry Brechtel several years ago. “I don’t know, the name stuck..” my email address is centuryman1@charter.net. Phone # 985-640-9350. A little history, my first boat was a spartan, then a key largo ,…

Benjamin John Barnes

barnes.b7171@gmail.com Benjamin John Barnes 225-235-3127 22′ Stratos Bay Boat with 225 Johnson/Evinrude ocean pro. My name is Ben Barnes. I’m from Denham Springs Louisiana and have over 20 years experience fishing South East Louisiana. My main focus is the Lake Ponchartrain area, but also venture to Venice and Grand Isle as well. My reports can…

Biloxi Boat and Rv Show

This year promises to be another great year for boating and RVing along the Gulf Coast. This year’s show features a great selection of the 2012 model of boats, motors, personal watercraft, RVs, campers and marine and RV accessories. This show is the best place to see all of the new models in one place for…

Fishing the Chef

Great week of fishing this week off the Chef.  We fished canals and bayous off the Chef all week using the Midnight Mullet MATRIX Shad on the 5/16oz Golden Eye.  Every day we caught a limit of reds with a box full of trout and we would always catch a few bass close to the…

Great Wall of Chalmette

If you read the previous tip of the week well its about the same.  The Lake has been slow and we have been making boat runs of atleast 10 miles from DockSide to fill our coolers.  The By-Pass Canal off the Chef is holding reds and the Trout action around the “Great Wall of Chalmette”…