November is the time of year you can really put some numbers of fish in the boat. Wether it’s bass, reds or trout it doesn’t matter. This is hands down the best time of year to catch fish. I like to do what the weather tells me. If its calm and nice I like to chase big trout on the bridges tossing matrix shads on a 3/8 oz head along the pilings. If a big front comes through we like to go to the Chalmette Wall and hide behind the protected wall and hammer trout. If the water levels drop hard after a front targeting schooling reds in deep ditches or bayous are the way to go and if I simply want peace and quiet and get away from the boats I love bass fishing in the marsh this time of year. This is also the tie of year to start looking for birds diving on white shrimp. We almost exclusively throw Matrix on a 3/8 oz head this time of year. Trout up to six pounds can be found on the bridge pilings and that is my favorite but there is always something to keep your interest in the month of November. Its the only time of year I have ever limited out on trout, reds and bass all in the same day. Ever since hurricane Ida fishing has been off but calm cooler weather should get things back in full swing.
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.