Long waited and finally near, winter now gone and March is here. March may not be my favorite month but it surely is my most anticipated month. After watching the constant fronts, cold temps, high winds and soaking rains it’s time for a change. March offers longer days and warming trends which triggers hungry speckled trout. This is a good month to continue looking for some trophy trout. There is one big problem that gives all our Louisiana anglers the same problem is wind and a lot of it. March is known as the windiest month of the year as approaching fronts provide strong SE winds and when they pass a hard NW follows. In-between the fronts though is time to get out. Great trout fishing is offered between fronts as the waters clear and warm.
So far this spring we have been fighting one of the most flooded Pearl Rivers that I can remember in a long time. The flooded pearl is creating an issue in certain parts of the lake that usually stay clean. Until the river falls the lake will stay dirty on the northern end and the lake regulars will be targeting trout on the southern end of the lake trying to avoid the dirty fresh water. On the more difficult days simply get some dead shrimp or live if available and try the twins span and trestle as it is full of drum and sheepshead. On the better days Matrix Shad in the “Ultra-Violet” color has been hot. Check out our latest “Fishing the Tracks” video on Dockside TV as it shows some recent Trestle action on one of the better weather days, until then come see us at DockSide, and until next time “Good Fishing”