https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWuCu6QPE6M West winds have been relentless so far this June, but believe it or not fishing has stayed par for us in Lake Pontchartrain. Salinity continues to stay down but school trout and puppy drum continue to over take the lake. Catches out of DockSide have been plenty good enough for us to continue pounding the bridges. Pretty much the same schools of fish since have stayed around last several months. The only difference now with our customers and guides catching fish is that live and fesh shrimp is essential to catching boxes of fish. Average catches of 10-30 trout to go along with 10-30 drum has been the norm. Also some days of running into boat loads of sheepshead along the trestle, twin span and hwy 11 is continuing to be a common trend. Also the reefs in front of bayou Lacombe has been a hotspot. On windier days we use the bridges to our protection to shield ourselves from the wind and on calmer days we have been shooting out to all the Lacombe reefs.
Plastics are going to be a tuff go through out July unless your red fishing the marshes but the problem of late with the ponds and the reds is that the heavy amounts of fresh water have created large amounts of grass in the ponds and the continuos west winds are making low water conditions and almost impossible conditions for jumping ponds. Until water levels rise which will bring in good and much needed salt take aim at the Drum under the Twin Spans if the trout aren’t cooperating at day light. Look for your trout bite first along the trestle in low light hours though. Also look for the LnN to heat up as the West Pearl lowers more and more each day. Sooner or later that will be the place. Check out our latest DockSide TV video “Lazy Days” at www.DockSideLA.com as we show exactly how the drum fishing is and until next time: