We are getting into that time of year to dust off those topwater baits and watch some great explosions that really get the blood pumping. When we have found trout of late it has been seeing shrimp skipping away from the specks. Just one shrimp skip can give away the location of a massive school of trout. When trout are suspending and chasing shrimp to the surface there is no better way to fish for them than top water and here on DockSide TV we always use the Matrix Mullet from MatrixShad.com and it is such a fun way to fish. The key is to keep your eyes peeled. This phenomenon can happen anywhere, a man made canal or a river system like in video below. Sometimes we see it just out in no man’s land of Lake Borgne or Pontchartrain. Early in summer it can be gaftops pushing the shrimp up but as we enter the early fall the percentages of it being pure speckled trout go way up. Also look for the trout to begin to stage up over grass beds. Eel grass is the best to find. Hurricane Ida knocked our grass back a few years but its starting to grow back and that should be where the first wave of fall trout can be found. If you find that topwater bite and it fizzles simply switch over to the Matrix Minnow suspended bait and you should be able to fire it right back up.
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.