The perfect time of year, cool temps, football, and hungry fish. If you have been waiting on a good time to take off work and wet the boat there is no better time than now. What we are doing right now is simply popping corks, the “Boat Monkey Floats” with a Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad on a 1/4 oz Bull’s Eye Jig Head early in the mornings. We have been focusing on Lake Catherine and boating 5-25 trout a day. Mostly school trout with several throw backs in the mix. As the sun rises off to the reds we go. There is nothing more entertaining than sight fishing reds and October is a special month for that. If the sun never comes out we simply avoid this style of fishing but October has many sunny days. The ponds all of the ICW are great along with the ones off the Pearl River. All you need is a little clean shallow water and a good pair of shades. On most fair weather days, limiting out on redfish has been a guarantee. Simply a 5/16 oz Golden Eye on a Purple Haze Vortex Shad and the reds can’t resist. That will be the name of the game bouncing around the marshes toward the East and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for birds and shrimp during this entire month. As water temps drop into the lower 70’s you know where we will be, “The Bridges”. Its like a magic number or time every year when water temps reach 70 degrees those sow trout and doormat flounder hug the bridge pilings across Lake Pontchartrain. Every year this is our fall ritual and we can’t wait for that time to come. Some times it can be early October sometimes late but always they show. When looking at this method of fishing tie on a 3/8oz Black Platinum Jig Head and a Kamikaze Vortex shad and start and the south shore of the trestle for trout and look on the northern end for the big flounder. Until the annual migration happens refer to the first paragraph and chase those diving birds and slot reds in the marsh. Check out all our DockSide TV videos at www.DockSideLA.com and until next time: Good Fishing www.Matrixshad.com
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.