Tis the season to target post front days. I like the cold low water bone chilling days this time of year. The water gets sucked out of the duck ponds making red fishing as easy as it gets. Shooting fish in a barrel becomes a true statement this time of year when water levels drop way out which forces red fish in to the main bayous or feeding ditches. Red fish become very predictable during this time of year and we have recently been blessed with a surge of the prefect ones for the grill the 16-18′ rat reds. Simply target low water days which normally come after a front with NW winds and target deeper bayous with your favorite Matrix Shad on a 5/16 or 3/8 oz Golden Eye. Make sure to fish very fast, cover a lot of water. You will go long stretches with out a bite but once you find one you will find a wad of them and they typically will be there every trip you make this winter when water levels are low. If you go out on a low water day and kill the reds and go back the very next day and the water came up a foot and not catching any don’t be surprised. Avoid this when waters are on the rise. This is a post front low water technique which we typically have plenty of this time of year. I find trout fishing to really get difficult this time of year so go for whats easy and fun. Now if you find a hard warm up with continues SE winds I would recommend trying your favorite spring time trout spots and leave the reds alone as the reds will simply spread out and move back to the duck ponds when the tides rise and warm and speckled trout will become more aggressive. Don’t be afraid to fish after a front as this is the best time to find reds ganged up one after the other in deeper bayous. Check out all of our latest and upcoming videos on this approach.
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.