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  • April 27, 2016Tip of the Week

    Spring time is a time of high winds and frequent fronts. Typically harsh SE winds blow good water in certain estuaries bringing in plenty bait fish with predators fish like the speckled trout to be waiting eagerly to eat up getting nutrients for the their spawning season. If you are going to wait around this time of year for perfect calm and sunny days, well let’s just say your not going to be fishing that often. I’m not saying go out there in gale force winds but avoiding the water because they are calling for 15-20 mph SE winds could be a mistake. During this time of year, hard easterly winds can create a stronger than normal incoming tide and a lot of times generate a more aggressive bite from the speckled trout. If you fish an area that is somewhat protected on an East or South East wind you should certainly be eager to fish under high SE winds. Most importantly boat traffic will be way down meaning the pressure on the fish will be at a minimum. When you get an over fished area to yourself great things can happen. Some of my best days ever have almost always been under extreme weather situations. Not only does it keep boat pressure off big trout it makes the big specks let their guard down. Our best days always seem to come on high wind situations. Usually a front is approaching, barometric pressures are dropping, and trophy trout begin to eat up as they feel a weather change coming. When you get these situations around the full moon of April, May or June you have to GET OUT THERE!!! Days of 10-15 five pound trout I have caught under these circumstances. Most recently an epic day was In June of 2012′ when Capt. Jonathan Allen, Kris Robert and I boated 5 six to seven pound trout in a row in the mist of a 25 mph South wind. We were about to leave after the third try of setting the anchor. Finally just before we all agreed this was our last anchor try it finally caught and we made our own historic fishing trip. We caught a 31 lb five fish speckled trout stringer. Just days after Capt. Kris put a client on a CCA Star fish that lead the board for two months on a day that was calling for 100 percent rain. Capt. Kris knew that not a boat would be out that day and he knew he had a shot to put some one on a legitimate boat winning fish and that is just what they did boating one 7lbs even in the month of June and lead the Star board the whole way just coming up short as they were beat by trophy trout legend Bob Weiss in the same spot.

    To visually see some of the harsh weather situations we fish in looking for that next bite in hopes of catching the next one for the wall just check out some of our DockSide TV episodes especially our latest one we just aired this spring. Make sure to be safe out there but get in on the action. Every area has a wind direction that is horrible but the old saying you have to go to know could never be more accurate. Until next time “good fishing”

    www.Matrixshad.com

    April 27, 2016 at 11:00pm

    April 27, 2016Tip of the Week

    Spring time is a time of high winds and frequent fronts. Typically harsh SE winds blow good water in certain estuaries bringing in plenty bait fish with predators fish like the speckled trout to be waiting eagerly to eat up getting nutrients for the their spawning season. If you are going to wait around this time of year for perfect calm and sunny days, well let’s just say your not going to be fishing that often. I’m not saying go out there in gale force winds but avoiding the water because they are calling for 15-20 mph SE winds could be a mistake. During this time of year, hard easterly winds can create a stronger than normal incoming tide and a lot of times generate a more aggressive bite from the speckled trout. If you fish an area that is somewhat protected on an East or South East wind you should certainly be eager to fish under high SE winds. Most importantly boat traffic will be way down meaning the pressure on the fish will be at a minimum. When you get an over fished area to yourself great things can happen. Some of my best days ever have almost always been under extreme weather situations. Not only does it keep boat pressure off big trout it makes the big specks let their guard down. Our best days always seem to come on high wind situations. Usually a front is approaching, barometric pressures are dropping, and trophy trout begin to eat up as they feel a weather change coming. When you get these situations around the full moon of April, May or June you have to GET OUT THERE!!! Days of 10-15 five pound trout I have caught under these circumstances. Most recently an epic day was In June of 2012′ when Capt. Jonathan Allen, Kris Robert and I boated 5 six to seven pound trout in a row in the mist of a 25 mph South wind. We were about to leave after the third try of setting the anchor. Finally just before we all agreed this was our last anchor try it finally caught and we made our own historic fishing trip. We caught a 31 lb five fish speckled trout stringer. Just days after Capt. Kris put a client on a CCA Star fish that lead the board for two months on a day that was calling for 100 percent rain. Capt. Kris knew that not a boat would be out that day and he knew he had a shot to put some one on a legitimate boat winning fish and that is just what they did boating one 7lbs even in the month of June and lead the Star board the whole way just coming up short as they were beat by trophy trout legend Bob Weiss in the same spot.

    To visually see some of the harsh weather situations we fish in looking for that next bite in hopes of catching the next one for the wall just check out some of our DockSide TV episodes especially our latest one we just aired this spring. Make sure to be safe out there but get in on the action. Every area has a wind direction that is horrible but the old saying you have to go to know could never be more accurate. Until next time “good fishing”

    www.Matrixshad.com

    April 27, 2016 at 10:58pm

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    If you are looking for a Lake Pontchartrain report, well it’s the same ole story as every year in the spring. The trestle is extremely crowded, the river systems are extremely high, the wind is howling but the specks are biting. The annual run of specks is happening across all the bridges in Pontchartrain as usual but the trout have been way below average and trophies are far and few between. If you are wanting to read a fishing story from a different and unique area well this one is for you.

    For several days this spring while shooting our most recent DockSide TV episode we fished far to the east armed with products from Matrix Shad. The species targeted on this trip was big trout, slot reds and flounder but we caught much more while fishing near the Flora-Bama line. If you are looking for a challenging but rewarding place this area is for you. A wonderful part about fishing this area is that on any given cast you can put either a trophy speckled trout on the wall or luck up and even land a gag grouper. The biggest issue is that the water is clean making the fish smart and finicky. When fishing the Panhandle for coastal species you have to make a stealthy approach and most importantly use fluorocarbon fishing line. The fluoro is a style of fishing line similar to mono-filament except that it becomes rather invisible in the water. The water is so clean on the Panhandle that having a line the fish have trouble seeing is by far the most crucial item in your tackle box.
    When we fish the Panhandle area we like to throw the Matrix Mullet Top Water early in the morning over grass flats or shallow docks then as the sun comes up we seem to find success switching to the Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad on a 3/8oz and 1/2 oz Golden Eye Jig and focus on deep water structures such as bridges and underwater reefs. The best part about fishing waters as salty as these is that you never know what species is on the end of the line. While fishing near the Ono Island area this month we boated the following species on Matrix Shad products: red fish, speckled trout, flounder, white trout, pin fish, sheepshead, croaker, flounder and even a gag grouper. Surprisingly we caught all these species withing a half of mile from land while fishing inland waters near Perdido Bay and Wolf Bay. There is not many places where you can catch that many different species especially in an eighteen foot boat.
    If you are looking to fill 120qt coolers this may not be the place for you as the limits are very low and reaching them are very challenging. If quality fish and beautiful scenery is what you are looking for than this area and style of fishing is right up your alley. To see DockSide TV episodes showing just how and where we fish near the Panhandle go to www.MatrixShad.com and “Until Next Time Good Fishing”

    April 10, 2016 at 10:27pm

    New DOCKSIDE TV 'Before the Mighty Mississippi'

    New DOCKSIDE TV 'Before the Mighty Mississippi'

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    Book your Charters NOW!!! 985-707-9049

    Well the Bonnet Carre is now open and fresh water is headed our way. No point in wishing it wouldn't happen because the Mississippi river water is coming wether we like it or not. Take advantage of the hot trout action you will find right before it floods the lake completely. Enjoy this DockSide TV all fish caught on Matrix Shad yesterday.

    January 15, 2016 at 10:41am

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    Book your Charters NOW!!! 985-707-9049

    Well the Bonnie Carrie is now open and fresh water is headed our way. No point in wishing it wouldn't happen because the Mississippi river water is coming wether we like it or not. Take advantage of the hot trout action you will find right before it floods the lake completely. Enjoy this DockSide TV all fish caught on Matrix Shad​ yesterday. - See more at: http://www.ms-sportsman.com/lpca/index.php?section=reports&event=view&action=full_report&id=194227&sid=#sthash.UHMzmisn.dpuf

    January 15, 2016 at 10:35am

    Matrix Mini Now Available
    Matrix Mini Is Finally Now Available at www.MatrixShad.com
    We are already putting it to work on Crappie, Small bass and Specks

    January 07, 2016 at 2:46pm

    PLAY VIDEO IN 720p-HD
    Our first time shooting footage on the NEW Matrix Float for DockSide TV ended up being one of our best days of fishing this year. The action was non stop all day. Check out this episode and NEW item the Matrix Float at www.MatrixShad.com

    December 10, 2015 at 11:34am

    PLAY VIDEO IN 720p-HD
    Our first time shooting footage on the NEW Matrix Float for DockSide TV ended up being one of our best days of fishing this year. The action was non stop all day. Check out this episode and NEW item the Matrix Float at www.MatrixShad.com

    December 10, 2015 at 11:30am

    Video from 3 Years Ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But the Big Flounder in the Pic was from yesterday
    Its that time of the year. 5.25lb flounder on a Green Hornet Matrix Shad

    September 16, 2015 at 1:22pm

    Video from 3 Years Ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But the Big Flounder in the Pic was from yesterday
    Its that time of the year. 5.25lb flounder on a Green Hornet Matrix Shad

    September 16, 2015 at 1:19pm

    Don't miss the latest episode of ‪#‎docksidetv‬ 'The Gold Rush' @ www.DockSideLA.com. The red fishing has finally got into full swing in the sight life. 'Pink Champagne' ‪#‎MatrixShad‬ and Purple Haze Vortex Shad on a 5/16 bulls eye ‪#‎goldeneyejig‬ from www.MatrixShad.com has been the deadly combo. Book your charters now as we have captains chasing trout, we have some chasing Triple Tail we even have some that can bring you into the sight life. Today the reds were jumping in the boat again. Book now as they will all be back from ICAST tomorrow. 985-707-9049 ‪#‎kysek‬

    July 15, 2015 at 2:54pm

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    Check out this Episode of 'The Fisherman's Guide' with Capt. Ronnie Daniels and Capt. Bubby Lamy as they put the Matrix Shad to the test in Lake Pontchatrain to land some speckled trout.

    June 25, 2015 at 1:45pm

    This is a MUST WATCH!!!!
    Awesome New DockSide TV from Dockside Bait & Tackle
    Only lure used was the Matrix Shad for entire show. Check it out as we caught too many species to count. All in Florida
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    May 11, 2015 at 11:53pm

    Action heating up with trout fishing in Lake Pontchartrain
    Lure of Choice Matrix Shad
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    Book your Charter today at 985-707-9049

    For all other episodes go to
    www.DockSideLa.com

    April 07, 2015 at 1:20pm

    Action heating up with trout fishing in Lake Pontchartrain
    Lure of Choice Matrix Shad
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    Book your Charter today at 985-707-9049

    For all other episodes go to
    www.DockSideLa.com

    April 07, 2015 at 1:19pm

    New DockSide Tv episode on catching deep winter trout with Matrix Shad from www.Matrixshad.com
    Check out all our episodes at www.DockSideLA.com
    Book your charter today at 985-707-9049

    January 02, 2015 at 12:23am

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    Merry Christmas to all and enjoy our last Dockside TV Episode of 2014. We shot this a couple weeks ago using the Midnight Mullet Matrix Shad from www.MatrixShad.com

    December 24, 2014 at 12:02pm

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    Merry Christmas to all and enjoy our last Dockside TV Episode of 2014. We shot this a couple weeks ago using the Midnight Mullet Matrix Shad from www.MatrixShad.com

    December 24, 2014 at 12:00pm

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    www.MatrixShad.com
    Didn't plan on shooting a video on this day but the Bass, trout, reds and flounder were biting a little so we decided to pull out the camera. Quick change of pace on this video catching all species of fish without a boat in site. All fish caught on 'Shrimp Creole' Matrix Shad. We had fun on this day but the heavy action is still in the lake catching big trout or in Chalmette along wall. Watch last two videos to see that action. Enjoy!!

    December 03, 2014 at 7:20am

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    www.MatrixShad.com
    Didn't plan on shooting a video on this day but the Bass, trout, reds and flounder were biting a little so we decided to pull out the camera. Quick change of pace on this video catching all species of fish without a boat in site. All fish caught on 'Shrimp Creole' Matrix Shad. We had fun on this day but the heavy action is still in the lake catching big trout or in Chalmette along wall. Watch last two videos to see that action. Enjoy!!

    December 03, 2014 at 7:19am
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