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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“A Month Full of West Winds”

August, well summer in general is a typical south east wind pattern with afternoon showers.  This August so far is going against the grain of that theory with showers and storms starting early in the morning hours along with moderate west winds day after day.  Already with a dirty and fresh Pontchartrain from the spillway’s…

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Where Did all Our Big Trout Go??

     This is a subject that many trophy trout anglers across the great state of Louisiana continue to discuss and try to figure out daily.  So just where have the big trout gone in Louisiana.  Is it the high rivers year after year?  Maybe it’s the loss of land of our estuary.  Could it…

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What is Your Favorite Way to Fish??

What is your favorite way to catch a fish?  Is it bouncing a jig or slow rolling a spinner bait?  Maybe it’s watching your cork go down or relaxing while trolling plugs behind the boat or standing up in a tower sight fishing fat reds.   Well here at Dockside TV our’s is with out…

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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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