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.

The Bonnet Carre’ Blues

Well the Bonnet Carré Spillway is open as most know and it started in January. Fresh, dirty and cold Mississippi River water is flooding the Lake Pontchartrain basin. Lets hope by the time you read this all the Bonnet Carré bays will be closed and the lake will be on its path to becoming salty…

“Take What the Lake Gives You”

We are entering one of the harder seasons for fishing the Pontchartrain Basin area and the weather has not made things any easier of late. The tremendous amounts of rainfall has the Mississippi River creeping over its banks and stirring up discussions of opening the Bonnet Carrie Spillway. If this occurs, salt water species can…

Under the Birds

Now is the time to look up into the sky rather than down into the water.   Every year in the Pontchartrain basin during this time of year birds start working on the shrimp that the reds are pushing up to the surface.  If you catch the right flock of birds you will catch big trout…

Capt. Anthony Buquoi

I own and operate Spot On Fishing Adventures out of Leeville La. Here at Spot On Fishing Adventures we take you on a inshore guided fishing trips in the marshes, bays and coastal areas chasing Speckle trout, Red fish, Flounder, Black Drum and many other species of fish that beautiful south Louisiana has to offer.…

Kevin Wartberg

My name is Kevin Wartberg. I reside in Slidell, La., and have been fishing Lake Pontchartrain, Biloxi Marsh, and Hopedale for about 20 years now. Working all throughout the marsh in my 20′ Skeeter Bay is my favorite way to put em in the boat. I’ve been using Matrix/Vortex Shad since the day they were…

Capt. Bill Willis

Captain Bill Willis is a native of Pensacola and has fished the waterways surrounding Perdido Key and Orange Beach for over twenty five years. In addition to local knowledge he has fished Key West ,Marquesas Islands, Sebastians Inlet, Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Apalachicola, Sarasota sound, Indian Pass, Louisiana Marsh and most lakes and ditches in…