June 10, 2014 at 10:22am
Took my 2 little ones out Sunday and launched out of Dockside. Picked up some Dockside live shrimp(stayed live all day by the way) and headed out early before the tide stopped movin. Early on the lake was pretty rough with the south west winds, so the south shore was the cleanest water I could find on the trestle. Picked up one nice 22' incher on a Matrix shad magneto. Kids had live shrimp and wasn't hittin on crap??? Made a couple moves with no real success other than a few hardheads, then the tide went flat. Picked up and ran around a little bit. Boat riding and swimming with the kids until the tide started to move again. Went back to the trestles with a strong incoming tide and set up. NOTHING! Not even a sheephead or drum on the live shrimp. I caught one knothead trout on a matrix midnight mullet. It was really strange because I could see lots of bait in the water,the tide was moving, and I had 3 lines out with 3 different setups fishing the trestle on the pilings and throwing out about 25 to 30 yards off the pilings too. Everything I have had success doing before wasn't working. Some times the mullet were stacked up so much you could walk across them! As the evening progressed I tried the whole tackle box,topwater and all. Disgruntled we loaded up and left around 5:30pm. I spoke with quite a few locals that fished Sunday and said it was rough them as well. Pontchatrain hasn't been very nice to me latley but its the closest body of water to me that holds the Elusive speckled trout I seek. Anyone else find tough fishin Sunday in the lake?