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 been down for big specks and I don’t know if this year is going to be that different. The good news is that we have already had days of catching limits of trout along the bridges and shorelines of Lake Pontchartrain and the best time of year is not even here yet. As long as we are plagued with high rivers trout size will be below average but if we get a surge of good salt water in the Lake, it doesn’t take long to see those big girls to show up. We will definitely get a run of three to four pound fish on the moons during April but I personally am hoping to find some real trophies and have a shot at some 7,8 and 9 lb wall hangers but as of right now that seems optimistic. During April look for the bridges to stay hot and with the biggest trout coming from the Causeway and Seabrook area. Although the eastern end of the lake near the trestle area and hospital wall will be the most consistent area. Load up your tackle box with 3/8 oz Golden Eye Heads and 1/2 oz Bull’s Eye Jig Heads and use Matrix and Vortex Shad Tails for best results. Avoid west winds and to get early starts to avoid the high traffic that is coming. We really favor incoming tides in the afternoon this time of year but we need the Pearl River to go down for that to be completely effective. Watch the latest and all DockSide TV episodes featuring how to fish the bridges and subscribe to our DockSide TV youtube channel for more info from www.DockSideLa.com and gear up at your local retailer or at www.Matrixshad.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.