Targeting Big Winter Trout

Trout fishing tends to slow down this time of year as far as numbers go but targeting trophy size specks can heat up this time of year. This is the time of year where patience is key. Look for a few bites not loading the boat. Across the entire Gulf Coast is known for yielding…

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What Will the Fish Do After This Front

As I write this I am looking out my window at the biggest NW wind of the year so far and plummeting temperatures. What will this do to the fish? Well I personally love when the water drops out for marsh fishing as it consolidates the fish into the deeper bayous driving them out of…

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The Month that Keeps on Giving

The month that keeps on giving both from Santa and the Sea. Although November is probably my favorite month, December is a close 2nd. One of two things will happen during November. The first is if it stays a mild winter the bridges of Pontchartrain will continue produce nice specks along with the local man…

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Hard Bait Season

Fall and Winter is one of the best times to target trophy trout with hard baits and save the soft plastics for the schoolies. Focus on floating hard baits over grassy shorelines in the fall and transition over to hovering them over rocky banks as we move to winter. In the fall big trout seem…

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October Schools

  There probably is not an easier time to locate reds than the month of October.  Waters clean up, rivers drop and red fish flourish.  Water temperatures begin to cool and red fish begin to herd up like cattle.  We spend a lot of time while waiting on the speckled trout to settle in chasing…

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Sight Fishing Reds is in Full Force

     After a dismal and wet August this summer, September has seen more sun than the equator.  Blue bird sunny days on the regular bringing out record setting heat waves also.  The good news is the red fish love the sun and could care less about the heat.  The good news for us red…

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Pcola Report by: Captain Johnathan Willis

With warm temperatures the fishing has been fantastic! Schools of trout are being found along grass flats and around piers and other structures in 3-5 ft of water, and flounder are becoming ever more common as this warm weather is rolling in! Also with this weather with water temps rising we will start to see…

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Rain or Shine it’s Time to Grind

    “Rain or Shine it’s Time to Grind” Well August was as wet and cloudy as I have ever seen.  As you see in this Dockside TV above we fish under adverse conditions as we did most of August.  The thing to do on cloudy summer days is to put the Matrix Craw on…

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