Small Red Fish Invading Pontchartrain

This year has certainly been a strange one. Record amounts of fresh water, two openings of the spillway and not a trout around for months. One thing that has excelled is red fish. Small perfect grilling size red fish have came into the area in full force. The man made canals on the northern end…

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RIP DRAKE

“The Legend” Drake Champagne was arguably the most knowledgeable fisherman that ever walked on all fours. Drake was a very loving dog that had a great life with most of his days being on the water. One thing I can almost guarantee is that this pup holds the record for most hours on a boat…

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“Slamming Spillway Specks”

  I think we all know what exactly a spillway opening is but for those who don’t it is when the Bonnet Carre Spillway is opened to relieve pressure off the Mississippi River allowing it to flow freely into Lake Pontchartrain. There seems to be many of questions asking how the spillway will effect the…

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How to Target Trout During Spillway Opening

Another year of fighting freshwater in the Pontchartrain Basin. This is beginning to be the norm, small trout runs before the fresh water from the Bonnet Carre Spillway and then targeting bass and reds once the river floods the lake. The days of the Lake to be known as trophy trout estuary are becoming a…

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Sacalait Report By Capt. Anthony Kyzar

Sacalait Report By Capt. Anthony Kyzar   Spring is finally here and the sacalait and bass are starting to spawn . The water temps are climbing into the 60’s and that is the magic number. The males are pulling up to the bank to build the nests and the females will be waiting for the…

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Crappie Weather = Crappie Fishing

Well the 2019 weather could not start much worse than it already has.   The trout bite is still productive along the Mrgo but its about the only consistent place causing all the fisherman to funnel there also.  So here at DockSide TV we have made transition to crappie fishing.   This is one of our favorite…

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Happy New Year

  Happy new year to all from Dockside TV we hope 2019’ turn out to be an epic year. The weather so far this year is starting off pretty dismal. The pearl river is already sky high pumping fresh water in the lake which could hurt our spring run. On days it isn’t blowing a…

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Big Trout On Hard Baits: By Todd Masson

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/outdoors/article_c4e3556c-c40f-11e8-b26e-7b0b2819ce0e.html   Big Trout On Hard Baits: By Todd Masson Make sure to read the article above for exactly how to target big trout right now in the Pontchartrain Estuary

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“Hard Bait Time”

Well September felt more like August making us crave October cool fronts more than normal. The good news is we look like we escaped the heart of hurricane season yet again and the trout have already started their move to the west. Usually we do not start making good trout catches until October but we…

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