http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ip1JplZVdg Water temps have plummeted all the way to cold enough to create ice on water surface a few times. Check out video above to see just what we mean by the ice. Redfish are the fish to target during these freezing times. Forget about speckled trout when water temps are below 53 degrees. If we get a warming trend you will have a shot to boat 15-30 trout a day but until then look for reds. Lately we have been fishing south. The water temps are warmer on the southern part of our estuary and on the coldest of days we have been fishing near the hot water canal. The hot water canal produces water temps 10 degrees warmer than its surrounding areas. The difference of just a few degrees makes all the difference this time of year. The “Nightruese” Vortex Shad and the “Tiger Bait” Matrix Shad has been our go to colors of late targeting these redfish. A 3/8 oz head is a must during these times. Deep water and contact with the bottom is a must during these cold times. Make sure get in on this amazing redfish run of late and if water warm look for the bridges to start producing a few big trout for an early spring. If temperatures stay low stay with the Chalmette area for reds and a few trout on warmer days. Until next time, Good Fishing www.MatrixShad.com www.DockSIdeLA.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.