Cant ask for better conditions and situations so far this fall. Huge redfish schools are going bananas all over the lake on nice calm days. Just simply look for the birds and hold on. If big trout is what you want, wait for your warmer days and pound the poles on the causeway and the trestle. Solid 2-3 lb trout have been easy to come by when water temps are above 55 degrees. We had two unusual Arctic fronts come through this November and slowed the Lake bite down momentarily but that didn’t stop the DockSide crew. An easy move to the “Great Wall” through most of November and pay dirt was found. Easy limits of 12-20′ trout and piles of redfish near the hot water canal. What to expect in December is almost identical. The basic strategy we will use is based on water temp. 55 degrees or more “Lake P” we go. 55 and below Chalmette wall, PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!! The hot water discharge from the “Hot Water Canal” makes a huge difference across the entire Chalmette area on the coldest of days. We have been launching at “Southshore Bait and Marina” off the Chef and running to the wall. If we have a mild early part of the winter than the bridges in eastern Lake Pontchartrain is where we will be with our eyes peeled for diving birds while fishing big trout on the bridge pilings. Its basically your pick for easy pickings right now so get out there. Best bait of late has been “Magneto” Matrix Shad from www.MatrixShad.com Check out our latest DockSide TV for the latest and greatest of tips of what, where and how we are catching at www.DockSideLA.com and Until next time: Good Fishing!!!
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.