https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsL2N1trMTI Winter fishing so far this year has been stellar. Great days on both redfish and trout. We have simply been playing the weather. On warmer days we have been chasing the specks. On the colder days we been fishing the reds. The trout have been thick in the chalmette area around the great wall and on the warmest of days we have sneaking back to the trestle and loading the boat with nice specks. The video above was shot off the ICW on a cold winter day last week. We found a deep canal holding grass on the banks and found the trout and reds right on the bank. We boated 15 or so trout and a limit of reds releasing several after that. Trout up to 4.5lbs and a huge 17lb red. Awesome action and solid fish. Best colors of late have been “Midnight Mullet” Matrix and “Kamikaze” Vortex. The water temperature is the key dictator on when and where to fish through out the winter and it all depends on how mild or strong of a winter we have. If it stays warm we will catch trout on the bridges all winter and if it get cold quick we switch to redfish mode and maul them all year. Make sure to get out there because this December is going to be great as it has been already and until next time: “Good Fishing” www.MatrixShad.com
Category: Tip of the WeekBy Chas Champagne
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.