Under the Birds

Now is the time to look up into the sky rather than down into the water.   Every year in the Pontchartrain basin during this time of year birds start working on the shrimp that the reds are pushing up to the surface.  If you catch the right flock of birds you will catch big trout…

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Low Salinity’s So Head For the Pumpkin Patch

Where did the Salinity go?   Lake Ponchartrain has been seeing the most drastic salinity readings I can ever remember.  The gauge which usually averages 6-12 parts per thousand of salt has been sitting at a dismal 1.5 parts per thousand since February and has done this the last three springs into summer.  Trout can…

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Avoiding the Crowds

This is the time of year when crowds can get out of control and the usual community holes are over fished there is ways to get the water to yourself.  Not only here in Lake Pontchartrain but all over the Gulf coast there are everyday common community holes and the pressure can be unbearable.   …

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Lake Pontchartrain Limits

Not the biggest trout we have ever seen so far this spring but the numbers of fish showing up has been nice to see.    This 2015′ crop of trout has been about par in the Lake Pontchartrain basin so far this spring as we have seen the last few years.   The last few years has…

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“Out With the Cold in With the New”

I know every outdoors man out there is counting down the days in February which is THE most difficult month of the year. It is hard to find stable weather and consistent fishing especially right here in the Lake Pontchartrain basin. The good news is “Change is right around the corner” as our president would…

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Matrix Mini COMING SOON

A pan-fisherman’s dream is to hit the stores very soon. The DockSide crew and captains are spending countless hours field testing the brand new Matrix Mini. Numerous fresh water lakes are producing beautiful freshwater fish such as crappie bass and blue gill. They are even field testing the Mini in salt water conditions. It has…

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