With water temps steadily dropping and fish moving the deeper waters, focus your efforts in areas that are surrounded with water depths of 30 plus foot. These deeper water depths allow the fish to survive when hard freezes come through in the winter. They will move to the shallows on the warmer winter days to feed and thats where you can load the boat with trout and reds. Look for areas like LakeShore, Gohegans, Textron (Irish Bayou), and the ICW to stay hot unless water temps hit the 40’s. We have been focusing our efforts in the ICW this week fishing around the new “Great Wall of Chalmette.” The action has been as good as it gets with trout in the 12-18” range. On the way home we have been hitting the reds off the old intercoastal off chef pass. We have been using the “Lemon Head” MATRIX Shad on a 5/16oz Golden Eye. Look for this to last through the winter.
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.