This time of year it has always been find the grass find the fish. But with the incredible salinities along with scorching temperatures this summer the grass is almost non existent. What is plentiful is the shrimp. White shrimp have taken over the area and that’s what the trout want. The entire month of September your fishing approach should have basically been to drive the boat around and don’t stop until you see birds hovering or diving. I fished a lot of spots during September and just wasn’t catching. Then on way home I would see the birds somewhere and bam fill the box. I quit trying spots and just started looking for birds every trip. I would advise to continue to due that through October. When you find them simply put your favorite matrix or vortex shad on a golden eye jig head cast it right into where a bird dives down and slowly reel. These birds can be found anywhere in Lake Pontchartrain, Catherine or Borgne. They will also work in bayous and canals. You never know where you may see them.
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.