After checking with a number of my contacts who regularly fish Lake Pontchartrain (which is where I'm slated to fish Thursday for my "Fishin' Game Report"), I learned 20 minutes ago that while there definitely is river water along the southwest quadrant of the lake, the remainder of Pontchartrain is still pretty and green. And that means the fish are still there!
Kenny Kreeger, my Pontchartrain fishing buddy on Thursdays, told me a few minutes ago that with a Carolina rig baited with live shrimp, we'll catch speckled trout, white trout, drum, flounder, redfish, sheepshead, croaker, and a mixed bag of freshwater fish which have infiltrated the center portion of the lake.
"This just proves what all of the dyed-in-the-wool veterans have been saying all along," Kreeger explained. "The fish are keeping ahead of the river water and doing fine."
Kreeger added that there are catches being made all along the northshore side, including the north side of the Causeway, the north side of the Interstate and the Hwy. 11 Bridge, all through the Rigolets, expecially the L&N Trestle spanning Rigolets Pass, a major portion of Lake Catherine, and even a significant section of the Chef.
And now for one of my favorite sayings: "Don't cancel a fishing trip till you get where you're going." Cuz where you're going just might be beautiful!!
Kreeger and I will be on the lake tomorrow moring at 6. See ya out there!---Frank D