After one of the most disappointing Novembers I can remember in quite a long time for the bridges in eastern Lake Pontchatrain we finally struck gold again. For the 3rd year in a row we have found the trout piled up in the ICW and MRGO near the “Great Wall”. Now that the Sea Brook is open and flowing again we have been catching fish near there too. The trestle and causeway bridges has been producing a few nice trout but the limits of trout have been coming from the ICW and MRGO.
Look for the trout action to stay hot as ever as long as the water temps stay above 55 degrees. When ever the water levels drop which usually means a drop in temp also the redfish usually go nuts in our local marshes. Focus on deep straight canals in the middle of the marshes along with dead end canals for winter time reds. When the water levels really bottom out speckled trout can become very scarce but redfish pile up just like crappie.
Simply use a 3/8oz head on windy days and a 5/16oz on slick days attach it to my 2 favorite winter time colors, “Pink Champagne” and “Lemon Head” Matrix Shads and hold one. Focus on areas from the Chef all the way to the Bulk Plant along the ICW and from Bayou Beivenue all the way to Violet in the MRGO.
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