The month of April is when the weather turns the corner. As the month comes in, the Pearl and Atchafalaya will be high. The Pearl will begin to fall to the right level but this depends on local rainfall. The Basin will stay high as it does every spring. However, other spots around...read more!
Dog Training Introduction
Hello NFR readers! We are new to the NFR community and want to introduce ourselves. We are Charlie Neale and Justin Hergert. We own and operate Southern Way Retrievers, a full service retriever training kennel. Both Justin and I reside in Louisiana, although...read more!
March has not been the kindest month this year to Louisiana anglers. Heavy rain downpours and hard Southeast winds have caused rivers and lakes to flood many areas including most here on the northshore. For Lake Ponchartrain these heavy winds and heavy rainstorms can make the clarity of the water as clear as...read more!
It looks like the spillway opening has done little to curb the bite on the Trestles. Water visibility is less than normal but the trout are on the bridge. Concentrate your efforts from 174 all the way south to the foot of the bridge. Anglers are enjoying the typical big specks that Lake Pontchartrain is known for. Matrix Shad in the Lemonhead color, Shu-Shu Paddletail in the Chromis color on a 3/8 oz head is the ticket. On windy days switch over to a 1/2 oz. jig head.
The river is producing beautiful slabs right now and it should continue to produce throughout the spring. Target docks and overhangs and areas around cypress knees. Bobby Garland jigs in the Monkey Milk color are hot right now Also jigs in black and green are working. During sunny days, target all the shady spots along the shoreline. Also dead-end canals are holding big slabs. The key to fishing the t-funk right now is finding clean water. Bass can be found along spill-outs where clean water can be found mixing with muddy water.
Buddy Hereford wasn’t planning on fishing, but after watching the news one morning he quickly decided he couldn't pass up an opportunity to take advantage of smooth waters at the Trestles. “I was watching the news and the weather looked as if it wasn’t going to be as bad as once predicted,” he says. After the weather report, there...read more!
Shu-Shu Lures to Sponsor Nick Church
I'd like to announce another sponsorship for the 2016 NBS Season. Shu-Shu Lures will be sponsoring Nick Church for the tournament season. In 2016 Shu-Shu entered the fishing world with the 4" Shu-Shu Slug. Now they have added the Marsh Craw, Paddletail, and coming soon, the...read more!
Stocking the Fly Box
On the last Northshore Fishing Report show on More Outdoors with Don Dubuc, Keith asked a good question that I could have filled the over a halfhour worth of progamming with: what are some flies to have for freshwater? Well I think I’ll use this month’s post..read more!
The Mechanics of Beginning
Watch a great pitcher in baseball, a high percentage three point shooter in the NBA, a Grammy award winning actor, or an elite angler practice their craft. The best of the best in any sport or trade, the few who have mastered their craft, are mesmerizing to watch even if the observer isn't particularly interested in the sport or act. It doesn't take a die hard basketball fan to be impressed...read more!