While we are in the hottest month of the year, deep water is the key to success. The problem with fishing deep water is that it is hard and timing the tides is essential. Tide ranges under a foot is what you want to be fishing. The time you want to make sure to be out there is at the crack of dawn, which means running to the spot in the Dark. Also fishing at dusk is important which means running home at dark. The other perfect time to make sure you want to be at the fishing grounds is during the tide change. Fish in the dead of the summer are lethargic, timely and opportunist. A typical day in the summer is 4 hours of fishing with slow to no action then a 30 minute run of fast action due to a tide switch or daylight feast. It is very common to put 25 fish in the boat at the crack of dawn by 6am but to only finish the day with 29 and back home for 11am. Also like we did this past Saturday morning capt. Kris and I only had 4 drum going into 8am by 9:30am we ended up with 8 big reds, 7 sheepshead and 4 trout to go along with 9 drum all because the tide began to come in after a stand still around 9am. Patience is key and water depths of 15-35′ is what we usually stay in. the mouth of the rigolets where it hits both Pontchatrain and Borgne on the opposite side are great areas to focus on and all the bridges off Lake Catherine and the Rigolets are the places to be during the months of August and September. Check out the new video on DockSide TV fishing big redto see how we are doing it
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.