Fishing has been adversely impacted by the weather the last month or so. Swollen rivers, winds, and other factors have made fishing extremely tough. However, as May creeps in, all that is about to change...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.
You may have to turn the pages back quite a bit to recall the last time you caught decent sized croakers in Lake Pontchartrain. Miriam and Rex Davey of Baton Rouge made a trip to the Causeway in search of speckled trout and ended up catching a few, but what they didn’t expect was to box more croakers than trout. “We caught only...read more!
Hadley and Lee Repeat on East Pearl!
24 teams fished the Dockside Tour Trail this weekend on the East Pearl River, putting the 3rd tournament of the year in the books. Outside of being a hot sunny day with temps rising up close to the 90 degree mark, Joel Lee and Steve Hadley would make it back to back wins with 14.75 pounds and bringing home $3,095...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!