The pattern has stayed consistent for last 20 days or so while we have been patiently waiting on the Sow Trout and Doormat Flounder to show up for there annual October Run. We have been patiently waiting for the ALCS to hurry up and get here so those infamous “World Series” Trout will pile up along the Slidell bridges. Until then though we have simply kept it very close to DockSide scraping up 8-25 trout a day in the local canals and finishing the days with limits of drum and all the sheepshead you want up along the trestle. Trout up to 3.5 lbs and flounder up to 5 lbs and even croaker up to 2lbs. has been the norm but not a lot of either. For numbers and consistent action has been bottom fishing the trestle for reds, drum, and sheepshead. We even caught 3 spanish mackerel on the bridge this week so the trout have to be close. While fishing in the canals we are using the trolling motor and covering a lot of ground looking for rafts of mullets on different shorelines. When you find the mullet simply put on the “Midnight Mullet” Matrix Shad on a 5/16oz head and go to town. If your getting a bite every 10 min stay put, don’t look for the home run on trout right now its not there, steadily build the box with a few here and there and be happy with the quality. As far as filling the boat go to the bridges and soak live shrimp carolina rigged and hold on. Bottom feeders are thick right now and perfect for the kids and wife so take advantage of it and forget about the trout until they move in at the end of the month. Come see us this weekend and get in on perfect weather and good fishing action. www.Matrixshad.com
Category: Tip of the WeekBy Chas Champagne
Author: Chas Champagnehttp://matrixshad.com
Capt. Chas Champagne is an avid angler, located in Slidell, LA. Capt. Chas owns and operates Dockside Bait & Tackle and also manufactures his own tackle producing the Matrix Shad fishing lure and the Golden Eye jig heads.