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Trout in Lake Pontchartrain!

by Captain Steve Himel on 04/17/13

Trout in Lake Pontchartrain

The spring trout have arrived in the lake! On Monday evening I decided to give my back pier in the Lake (Rats Nest Road) a try so I went to Dockside and picked up some live shrimp. I went out about 6:00 p.m. and started fishing the live shrimp on a Carolina rig. The trout immediately started to bite on almost every cast! The third fish I caught was a 3 pounder! Most were 13'-15' with a few throw backs. I fished until about 8 p.m. and had 13 keeper trout. After the live shrimp were gone I switched over to dead bait and still caught trout. I also caught 2 drum. The trout are now in the lake and they are hungry. The full moon coming should be the ticket for some wall hangers if the weather holds out. My boat is almost ready for the water and I am booking trips in Lake Pontchartrain in May and in Delacroix starting in June. Give me a call at (504) 458-8737 or check out my website at My trips start at $350.

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