December 14, 2015 at 9:38am
If its been a few years, you may not know how much the hydrology of the region has changed. The Rigolets, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Catherine areas are much fresher with MRGO closed in several places. There are still trout to be caught, but its more sporadic action and they tend to be smaller now. There are still some speckled logs, but harder to come by. In fact, without a good east wind every now and then, the salinity gets pretty low.
I've monitored the USGS gauges, and much of the year the salinity is 5 ppt or less.There are more bass, redfish, and drum, but less trout. It seems like the flounder runs don't occur anymore, either, in this area.