Summer Time Specks and Reds (With Video)

Well our annual spring speckled trout run is coming to a close in the conventional Lake Pontchatrain spots but it is not completely over just yet.  The day this “Tip of the Week” was written we made a quick run to the bridges and caught several trout on Matrix Shad.   The action was consistent…

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“Fishing Treacherous Waves” (With Video)

  Spring time is a time of high winds and frequent fronts.  Typically harsh SE winds blow good water in certain estuaries bringing in plenty bait fish with predators fish like the speckled trout to be waiting eagerly to eat up getting nutrients for the their spawning season.   If you are going to wait around…

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“Fishing the Flora-Bama Line” (With Video)

If you are looking for a Lake Pontchartrain report, well it’s the same ole story as every year in the spring.  The trestle is extremely crowded, the river systems are extremely high, the wind is howling but the specks are biting.  The annual run of specks is happening across all the bridges in Pontchartrain as…

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Low Salinity Specks (With Video)

Spring is here and this is prime time to target trophy trout.  The only problem with finding monster trout this year especially for us in Lake Pontchartrain is that water levels of every river surrounding the Lake has been near record highs so far this year.   After battling the opening of the Spillway dumping…

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“Slinging Slabs” (With Video)

The time of year most Gulf Coast anglers dread the most is here upon us now. From late February to early March is just about as tough as it gets for chasing speckled trout and red fish in our areas. What this time of year is great for is Slinging Slabs. Thats right, the time…

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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…

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“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…

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Target Big Suspended Specks Right Now

This is a time of year where big trout will suspend in even the deepest of water. We have really been targeting big specks lately and throwing hard baits especially the Matrix Mullet Prototype in crystal clear water watching big specks coming from the depths up to 10′ to charge the Matrix Mullet. Soon as…

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