It has been a while since we lasted posted an update here. This was a very tough summer and just when things were cleaning up, Bam at Cat 4 crashes the party. After a record fall of rain fall flooding our eco system with fresh water we get a huge rain maker here in the Pontchartain Basin where Ida dumped 15-30 inches of rain in some parts. Well all that rain has to funnel through Pontchartrain before it can get out. The good news is that the storm had a 5-10 foot surge here pushing a lot of fish in we just need to patiently wait for the waters to clean up before the fishing catches fire. We see it being very good soon. Typically after major hurricanes they fishing excels just ask Forrest Gump. The problem with this one is that it dumped so much rain the estuary is filthy but should be ready by October 1. Where will the fish stage is a mystery. We have been using grass as our locator this past decade but IDA crushed the grass in the eco system so structure may be the fishes ambush point this fall. Good news is that fronts are starting to drop down and water temps are cooling. We have seen trout pushed way back into the canals already so they are definitely here just need the waters to stabilize. White shrimp are also in the area and pogies have been flicking constantly. Night fishing the dock lights are heating up as we have been catching 10-14″ trout every night off the lights with Matrix Minis. Everything is set up perfect except for the water clarity but that should straighten out soon. Look for things to set off soon and stay tuned to our Dockside TVs to see just where.
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.