We are entering the time of year where multiple species of fish can be sought after. If you want to fish perch its getting prime, if its wall hanging bass the spawn has just ended, if you love sight fishing reds ponds are getting grassy and clean and if Big Trout is your favorite there is no better time of year than now. The only problem with chasing the big trout right now is that they are very picky on what days they are wanting to feed. If you pay attention to the salinity tables they are very low. The pearl river is killing us. With the MRGO now closed it makes it very hard for all the fresh water to mix with the salt in the lake. On weeks we avoid a lot of rain and get some east winds we have been catching some trout like the ones in the pics below. On west wind days trout have been small and after torrential down pours trout have been tiny. Numbers of trout catches have only been 10-40 a day and size is way off but we did finally get on a good bite this week of some solid 2-4 pounders so light is at the end of the tunnel if we can keep avoiding rain and fronts. Crowds in the lake have been too strong on the weekends to handle the few trout out there so we have been focusing on sight fishing reds deep in the marsh on pretty weekend days to avoid boat traffic. Ponds are grassy and clean and cherry bombs are floating in the gin clear water.
Category: Tip of the WeekBy Chas Champagne
Author: Chas Champagnehttp://matrixshad.com
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.