The good news is summer patterns really set in during July. Topwaters, frogs, and deeper diving baits are key lures to try in the heat of the summer. The bad news is the heat makes a fishing trip or tournament day a real struggle. Anglers should hydrate early and often during the heat of summer. Overall, fishing has been good but weights for tournaments...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!
If you ask anyone close to me they'll tell you that fishing is my first love. But another sport I try to do often is golfing. So it's no surprise that somewhere along the line these two sports intercede. Over the years since I have played I have golfed some very nice courses and a very common thing...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.
You won’t often find the words “picky” and “redfish” in the same sentence. Slidell angler Shane Green has been sight fishing redfish lately in Lake Borgne and that’s just what he’s come across on his past two trips. On his first trip, Shane says there was no shortage of redfish, but getting them to commit was a challenge. “I counted 43 redfish...read more!
Werner & Walton Win Final Dockside Event
With the 2016 Dockside Tournament Trail season ending, Rob Werner and Dan Walton would take home the last win of the year with 13.06 pounds and a check for $2,551. There sack included a 3.24 pound kicker to claim 2nd place lunker as well. Second place went to last year’s points champions Terry Jones and...read more!
Fly Fishing Hardware
You have decided you want to start fly fishing. Congratulations, you are about to enter into a new world of fishing. There is nothing like catching a pound and a half sacalait on a fly rod. Even those 6 inch bream can feel like a monster...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!