It sure has been a while for South Louisiana residents to remember a year completely hurricane free. Hopefully, with the most active month approaching, we can get lucky enough to steer clear of mother nature this year. The last two labors day weekends for DockSide has consisted of cleaning up hurricane debris around the shop instead of helping customers. Hopefully this year we can focus on transitioning trout instead of evacuating the coast. If we are lucky enough to miss a storm this year typical September techniques for Lake Pontchartrain are to focus on all the bayous and canals on the north shore, from Bayou Lacombe all the way to Salt Bayou. Also keep eyes peeled for doormat flounder to pop up on trestle. Also, don’t be surprised to see flocks of birds diving on shrimp while running across the lake with massive bull reds underneath. And if you find the white trout piled up don’t leave them looking for specks just fill the box up as this is a great month for them. Look for the LnN bridge and the rigs in lake borgne to stay strong but shorter boat rides from Dockside are coming very soon. The fish can really be on the move this time of year so don’t be surprised to catch 30 trout one day and go back to same spot with a goose egg the next. Night fishing is also excellent this time of year with many reports of school trout being piled up along the camp lights. Live shrimp are plentiful right now and salinities are on the rise finally and that is a very good sign for a good fall migration for Lake Pontchartrain. Make sure to watch latest DockSide TV episodes for latest tips at www.DockSideLA.com. Come get in on the action and have a great Labor Day weekend.
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.