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.

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”…

Find Deep Water

With water temps steadily dropping and fish moving the deeper waters, focus your efforts in areas that are surrounded with water depths of 30 plus foot.  These deeper water depths allow the fish to survive when hard freezes come through in the winter.  They will move to the shallows on the warmer winter days to…