The rivers and rain slowed at the end of May. The good is news is the Pearl River fell below eight feet on the Pearl River, La for the first time since winter. Panfish action has been good across the area. Tournaments are taking solid stringers to get a check...read more!
Offseason Update 2016
Whether the 2015 waterfowl season was boom or bust for you, any true duck hunter worth the mud on their waders is perpetually looking forward to the next season. Now that we’ve breached the 90-day mark in our countdown to the 2016 teal season, the itch is coming along and beginning to spread. Here are a few items going...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!
On this Pond Hopping expedition I brought along my wife, my daughter and my youngest boy. This pond is on the service road on I-10 in between Fremeaux and Gause Blvd. If you are from the Northshore you have passed this pond many times in your travels through Slidell. It is a nice sized pond with a few houses from some local neighborhoods. The neat thing about this pond...read more!
Right on cue! The redfish have moved onto the Causeway and anglers are finding limits of redfish along the concrete pylons. Plastics are working but live shrimp is better. When fishing plastics it always helps to tip the hook with shrimp. Matrix in the shrimp creole color and the new Shu-Shu Marsh Minnow in Victory Red are your best bets for finding reds. The redfish bite should continue throughout the month. Sheepshead and drum will also mix into your box when fishing with live shrimp.
The heat is on and the speckled trout are moving away from the bridges and into deeper, saltier water. Lake Borgne is full of shrimp right now and the gas rigs are where the actions at. Circle each rig and cover lot's of water. Concentrate on the shell bottoms that pepper the bottom of these rigs. Speckled trout and sheepshead should be plentiful. Live shrimp on a sliding cork or on a drop-shot rig is your best option.
Slidell angler Nick Church is no stranger to fishing the freshwater tributaries all across the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Bayou Liberty, The Pearl River, Bayou Bonfouca, The Tchefuncte River, and Salt Bayou are all favorites of his when fishing from a boat. But recently, Nick’s been venturing into less pressured waters...read more!
Lock One Kids Fishing Tournament
The 16th Annual Lock One Kid's Fishing Tournament will be held Sunday, July 24, 2016. The tournament is free for kids up to twelve (12) years old. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Kids can fish from the bank or from a boat, launched at Lock One, on either side of the Lock. Kids can...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!