Watch video above for tips to target reds on high water situations.
Watch video above for tips to target reds on low water situations.
With the spectacular weather we have been having to close out the end of June the water quality and salinity levels have spiked and conditions are making a 180 turn for the better. From a dismal beginning of the summer, things are looking on the up and up now. With long awaited dry and calm weather the fishing has really started to shape up for the summer. As far as speckled trout fishing goes we have large schools of small trout in the area and plenty throw backs have been reported in the local area which is odd for the Pontchartrain basin. If you are looking to load the boat with nice sized speckled trout you have better be prepared for a long boat ride. Try areas like the rigs in Lake Borgne, Half Moon Island. Try the islands along the back side of the Biloxi marsh and all the way toward the MRGO rocks. If you want to stay close and keep pitching plastics throughout the summer put red fish on the brain. We almost exclusively use 5/16 oz Golden Eye Jig Heads on your choice of a Vortex Shad for the next few months. Here at DockSide TV we switch our focuses toward sight fishing and target sunny days through out the summer. We use these sunny days to help see the red fish swimming in the shallow flats all across the area. Get as high as you can in your boat so your eyes can penetrate the water. Use a cooler if you have to and stand on it and wear good polarized glasses this will help you see the swimming and tailing reds. When we try the shorelines of Lake Borgne and Pontchartrain we always try to find the leeward banks. Check your wind direction’s forecast for each day and put a game plan together for each certain wind direction. We all know weather men can make mistakes but as far as the direction of the wind they are usually dead on with that. Wind speed is not that much of a factor in the red fishing game. Actually a little breeze helps keep the brutal summer heat off you and some of the bugs that are ready to chomp on you in marsh. Now when the tides are above normal levels we like to push deep into the marsh and leave the Lake shorelines pressing inside the interior more. You can find big schools of reds floating around like bright red stop signs over the grassy duck ponds in the marshes all over the Lake’s estuary along with the marches of Alligator and Proctor’s Point. We also like to float around the East and West Pearl’s pond systems on high water situations. You can catch catch these reds many different ways but watching them eat the lure every time is a sight to see and by far one of the most sporty ways to catch a fish along our wonderful Gulf Coast. For all DockSide TV sight fishing episode subscribe to our channel or watch them at www.MatrixShad.com
Until Next Time