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.

“Tis the Sacalait Season”

Tis the season for Sacalait during the month of February. Around the coastal regions of the gulf coast the inshore saltwater fishing hits a wall during this tough month. Sure you can still make some nice catches of specked trout and redfish but why target these difficult saltwater species during this month when you can…

“Play the Day”

“Play the Day” We are now into the thick of winter. Continuous fronts, wicked winds and cold water temperatures have now set it. The key to consistently catching this time of year is to be versatile. Lucky for South Louisiana Anglers we have a lot of species to choose from and that’s what you need…

Coach Ernie Martin

Coach Ernie Martin, 12 years of bass fishing the media circuit tournament fishing. Qualified 10 out of 12 years for championships. Currently a member of the Hub city Bassmasters and former member of the Crestview bass assoc. Won the 2012 cobia classic in Destin, Florida. Have taught fishing classes to elementary school, high school students…

Captain Eric Clark

Captain Eric Clark, owner of Clark Charters in Hackberry, LA, was born and raised in Sulphur, LA.  Eric, The son of an avid freshwater fisherman, quickly learned that the Calcasieu Lake estuary provided so much more than freshwater fishing.  Eric spends his springs, summers, and falls guiding; he also really enjoys using different techniques to…

Trout Fired Up After Nate Pushes in Bait

Trout Fired Up After Nate Pushes in Bait by: Joel Masson Hurricane Nate, fortunately, wasn’t much more than a little high water and rain for Southeast Louisiana, but for particular areas along thecoast, it had major impacts – in a good way.Nate brought in loads of super saltyGulf water, which carried with it a monstrosity of bait. All that…

After Tropical Storm Cindy

     Well everyone figured salinities would rise after another summertime tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico but that is not the reality from tropical storm Cindy.  Cindy made landfall near the Lake Charles area, putting Lake Pontchartrain on the wet side of the storm. Although water levels did rise with the storm surge…