This is a the time of year that Lake Pontchartrain makes its name. Every year right after the World Series plays out a migration of big specks move into our estuary. Some years are better than others but for the most part this is the one time of year you have a chance to catch the biggest trout of your life. Most people have these big specks only invading the bridges that cross Lake Pontchartrain but there is so many more places that hold big trout during this winter migration. The Seabrook Airport wall is one area, all the old pilings abandoned in Pontchartrain over the years of hurricanes, the Hospital Wall, and every artificial reef placed in the Lake all can hold fish after the World Series passes. When going from spot A to B always keep your eyes peeled for birds diving on white shrimp that will have reds and big trout under them throughout this period of time. This run will last until the Lake’s water temps drop below 50 degrees or a dreadful Spillway opening occurs. These pictures were taken the same day we wrote this article on November 18th. The week before Thanksgiving is probably out favorite week of the entire year for fishing. Usually the areas we target are in 6-15′ of water an a 3/8oz Golden Eye jig head gets a full workout during this time. The Matrix Shad, Vortex Shad and Mega Matrix are all on the top of the A list for lures of choice. Another area to target after big fronts is the Great Wall of Chalmette as that area like the Lake catches fire after the World Series. If you have been holding on to sick days at work, well now is the time to play hooky and hook some big trout. Check out all our upcoming DockSide TV episodes on catching big trout in the Pontchartrain basin.