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Its been a great fall and winter catching big trout in the Pontchartrain Basin. Make sure to watch the this DockSide TV episode 'Targeting Trophy Trout'

Targeting trophy trout from

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Great video showing anglers how to target bass, reds and specks in the marshes on the gulf coast. DockSide TV uses products from

January 06 at 4:04pm

Great video from catching trout in the fog!!!!
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December 30, 2016 at 10:30am

Glow Matrix Shad has been killing them lately along with the vortex shad from
Check out the pics and book your charters to get in on the action

December 14, 2016 at 3:09pm

The SALE has begun. 25% off all #vortexshad and #matrixmini Plus FREE shipping. Beat the crazy lines and shop @

November 25, 2016 at 11:03am

What a phenomenal week catching big trout this week from Check the pics as all trout have been coming off Matrix Shad all week. Book your charters now 985-707-9049 and Don't miss the Big Saving on this weeks BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!!!!!!

November 22, 2016 at 3:31pm

Team Matrix Shad has been catching some big specks in the Pontchartrain Basin on Vortex Shad from Fishing is hot Book your charters today 985-707-9049

November 19, 2016 at 1:42pm

Great Day with the wife jigging the grass lines catching trout reds flounder and bass on Matrix Shad from Check out this episode World Series Trout starting to show up for game six.

November 01, 2016 at 5:06pm

New DockSide TV 'After the Great Flood of 2016'
New Episode featuring the flood of the Baton Rouge area along with some red fishing from

August 23, 2016 at 5:41pm

What do you do on washout days? That's right, watch fishing videos. Check this one out and learn from one of the best as Capt Charlie Thomason shows you how to cover ground and locate reds with a gold spoon then come back and pick them off one by one with Matrix Shad from

August 11, 2016 at 2:45pm

New DockSide TV
'Big Bass at ICAST'

What a week at ICAST 2016' great times, great people and great fishing too. Here are some pics of the amazing week are having from

Instead of sitting inside all day only and show casing matrix supplies we decided to get out and put our products to use in Orlando while attending ICAST 2016' Enjoy this video as we boated multiple bass over 5 pounds on Matrix Shad products in Sand Lake. Don't think Matrix Shad products are only for salt water. We make these lures to target anything that swims.

July 18, 2016 at 3:34pm

New DockSide TV 'Windy Day Bass Fishing'
No matter what the situation products at can help you target and catch every species of fish. From Specks to Snook and everything in-between. This episode shows three different Matrix Shad products help put some green trout in the boat.

July 08, 2016 at 11:26am

DockSide TV Sequel to 'Working with a west wind' This episode teaches you how to target reds on high tides.

June 23, 2016 at 9:37am

New DockSide TV
'Working with a West Wind'

June 17, 2016 at 11:17am

Took a buddy of mine, Kalon, who y'all probably know around here, went scoutin with me the other day and we stumbled across some beautiful fish! Wind picked up to ridiculous speeds but it didn't matter much because the reds were riding high. Poled around the stumps and snuck up to some tailers early and then sightifished em the rest of the day. Even busted out the fly rod for some awesome action.

Mainly threw the purple haze Vortex Shad all morning on a David's Custom Tackle Gameday Jighead and then when the sun came up and the reds got a little spooky it was crawfish time!
Get out and get catchin!
Ty Hibbs

October 28, 2014 at 4:46pm

Nicole and I headed on down the road today to check the pumpkin patch out of Sweetwater Marina today. Water is still pretty dirty around areas that abnormally crystal clear this time of year but when we did find the clean water, the reds were thick. Started a little off with breaking off 4 reds, no clue why, but kept trolling on down the grass beds and finally got on a roll and Nicole and I started picking them off. Pink Champagne and Lemonhead Matrix Shads on David's Custom Tackle weedless hooks along with Golden Eye jigheads were the ticket today. Wind was calm and the reds were floating high and glowing in the clean Delacroix water. Can't beat waking up late and floating in the skinny water and pitching at some golden reds. If you're looking to get in on that sightfishing action, head on down to the best launch down the road, Sweetwater Marina, soon and get after em!

July 08, 2014 at 3:20pm

It's been an awesome past two weeks in the lake. This southeast and south wind has been keeping the water clean and raising the salinity everyday. Nicole and I worked hard for a couple days last week and found them stacked one afternoon and have been getting after them every morning or afternoon we can. Bait of choice has been the Midnight Mullet Matrix Shad on a 3/8 Jighead. Been a tough bite but the specks are all nice. Anywhere from 16 to 22 inches with a couple fish that have been bigger than that. The fish are out there, just gotta put in the time and work to find them. Here's some pictures from the past couple trips. Been averaging around 18 or so every trip with two trips having just under 50.

May 30, 2014 at 7:58pm

Headed down to Lake Charles this past weekend to make a trip with Captain Jeremy Waltrip and dam it was probably one of the best big trout trips I've made in my life! Started off on Saturday afternoon throwing mirrodines and ultraviolet Matrix Shads and catching a bunch of bull reds and some decent specks close to the launch and then the next morning headed down south for some monsters! It was a rough ride there and back with the wind blowing steady at 30 but we managed to get on a flat early in the morning and got on one incredible big trout bite!!! I started off throwing an Ultraviolet Matrix Shad and caught a few and missed a few nicer fish and then started throwing a Mirrodine xl and caught some beautiful specks!! After we both caught out fair share of big specks we headed on over to some of the deeper water spots where we were jigging a LemonHead Matrix Shad on a 3/8 Golden Eye. Say there for a little while and smoked some reds a few specks and some decent flounder and then headed in before the wind blew us away.
It was definitely a trip I will never forget!!!!!

April 15, 2014 at 10:51am

Cold and windy Marsh day yesterday so I had to head on down to the island. Water was warmer than it has been so the fish held around the holes instead of in them and as usual for this time of year, they were big and fat! Tried a mirrorodine for a little bit but couldn't fish it too well because it was so windy so I stuck with old faithful and put on a 3/8 Bulls Eye Jighead and a Kamkaze Vortex Shad and Shawn went with the Ultraviolet Matrix Shad and we got to jigging. Pretty much every fish held right on the ledge heading just to the edge of the holes we fished. Didn't smoke em but ended up with a few reds and about 20 specks all in the 2-3 pound range with two pushing 4. Hard to beat an awesome day in terrible conditions like that.

March 27, 2014 at 9:50am

Started out the morning with a cool breeze out on the lake and caught a few more nice specks and then went and smoked the sac a lait in the afternoon. Won't be long before the specks really turn on out there in the lake but days like this will definitely keep me entertained for a while. Caught the specks jigging the Ultraviolet Matrix Shad and the Nightruse Vortex Shad again. And sac a lait on opening night and blue and white micro jigs.

March 06, 2014 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: Respect in response to a report titled: grand isle

I've been hearing a lot of negativity from people complaining about this but what people don't realize is that it's because of them that it had to come to this. I have been fishing the roadside of LA1 for a couple years now and had some amazing days and got it figured out to the T, I would say most of the time. That area is also pretty awesome at certain times of the year and before all this went down, I used to do a lot of wade fishing around there before I knew the legality of the water and marsh land and instead of WW3 going down, I soon learned from a few of the guys around there where you shouldn't be and those couple times the past couple years they have been some of the nicest people and politely told me where I shouldn't be so I left. One other time I was told something on a different part that I did not know about and the person told me politely that I can finish fishing the area I was walking to but next time I would know that it was not the area I should be in. But because of stupid people that had no respect to even listen to why they are not allowed there or reason with anyone, I see why the owners have decided to go this route. Any other person would have probably done the same thing.
I hate that it had to come to this for y'all Maxcherimie but believe me I understand as I have seen the many reasons for it the past year.

July 17, 2014 at 9:30pm
A comment titled: More Pics in response to a report titled: Lake P Hammers

More Pics

May 30, 2014 at 8:02pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Fat, Side of the Road Specks in the Cold and Wind

Thanks y'all! Ha yea Tony, it was a rough one but I'd much rather a day like that than a perfect one. Them big girls like it when the weather's nasty and I like it because I'm usually the only one out there haha.

April 02, 2014 at 9:40pm
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Little bit of everything

Thanks! And as far as the Stripers I think it was more of a freak thing but we caught em by the ICW locks and for reds I would hang around the ponds and bayous that lead to the pond aince its still a little cool but not enough to push them all in the grassy ponds yet. Sac a lait were caught off of the west pearl as well.

March 08, 2014 at 12:47am
A comment titled: More pictures in response to a report titled: Little bit of everything

More pictures

March 06, 2014 at 12:57pm
A comment titled: Bayou in response to a report titled: Bayou lafourche bass

Nice bro. We've been slamming them as well. I go to Nicholls so I normally fish that part of the bayou also out of my kayak. Been catching some hogs jigging an Ultraviolet Matrix Shad.

February 09, 2014 at 2:59pm
A comment titled: Empty Shell in response to a report titled: GIVING SPECIAL THANKS TO SOME GREAT CAPT.

No I do not work for them bro. As I stated before I go to Nicholls and work as a student biologist for the wildlife and fisheries. I also never said I had nothing to do with them. I fish with the guys you see in the videos as well as help with the videos. If it wasn't for me using the Matrix Shad and liking it so much in the first place, then I probably would have never net them. They have taught me a lot and the Matrix Shad has been my number one go to bait for the past two years now. Just as anyone else, I help promote the things I use the most because of how great they perform for me. It's like a family up there. I just consider my self part of that family of my friends and everyone up at the shop. And it all started with one bait. As much as I fish, you start realizing what things work fantastic for you and feel the need to meet the people who make them. I love to help people catch fish, and telling them about how great Matrix Shads and Vortex Shads are, are just another way to help them out fish in their boxes.
Ty Hibbs

January 07, 2014 at 5:16pm
A comment titled: Word in response to a report titled: Reds stacked up in Shell Beach - right now!

I knew it was only a matter of time before word got out ha. There's millions.

January 07, 2014 at 4:59pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: GIVING SPECIAL THANKS TO SOME GREAT CAPT.

Thanks brotha. Be sure to check out the Matrix Shad booths at the upcoming shows to learn even more! As well as

Ty Hibbs
Dockside Crew

January 07, 2014 at 3:51pm
A comment titled: Matrix in response to a report titled: Seeing Green

Big branch bro.

January 06, 2014 at 12:54am
A comment titled: new2salt in response to a report titled: Never ending Redfish

Thanks bro. Anytime.

January 04, 2014 at 5:50pm
A comment titled: Work in response to a report titled: Never ending Redfish

I work for no one my friend. I'm in school and a student biologist and fish everyday I'm not in school. I just tell people what I use and for the past couple years it's been Matrix Shads cuz it has more action, durability, and fish able anyway you can think of way more than any other bait. I tell people what works for me and this is it and my go to confidence baits for any type of fish out there. Fish with what your confidence in and learn what to use at the given day, time or place.

January 04, 2014 at 4:26pm
A comment titled: Big Shrimp in response to a report titled: Roadside Hammers and Doormats

Not on the bridge itself but right by it.

November 15, 2013 at 10:44am
A comment titled: Mattneil in response to a report titled: Roadside Hammers and Doormats

Grand Isle

November 14, 2013 at 10:51am
A comment titled: Air Force in response to a report titled: Roadside Hammers and Doormats

That's cold bro haha. I don't think I can take cold like that. Don't worry the fish will still be here when you get back haha. Thanks!

November 14, 2013 at 10:50am
A comment titled: Matrix and Vortex Shads in response to a report titled: Sightfishing Heaven

They are availed at some academy's and also most bait and tackle shops around. If you can find any by you, send me a message of names of some shops around you and I will work on getting them there. You can also find them at

November 14, 2013 at 10:45am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Been fishing a lot lately

Thanks bro!

And sounds like a plan Mile the Tiger haha.

November 14, 2013 at 10:40am
A comment titled: Good stuff in response to a report titled: More from today

Well all I have to say is good stuff Captain! Those are some beautiful specks! And if people on here did more fishing and catching, they would spend have less time to complain haha. All I did was look at the awesome picture and had to make sure you got a good job from me. Keep throwing them up, I love seeing the hogs!

Ty Hibbs

November 14, 2013 at 2:11am
A comment titled: More Pics in response to a report titled: Sightfishing Heaven

More Pics

November 14, 2013 at 1:55am
A comment titled: Aluminum in response to a report titled: aluminum boats

I've been in both types of boats my whole life and work in both types of boats just about everyday in the lake. I can tell you one thing, it all depends on the make. The name goes a long way. Well made aluminum boats by people such as crestliner, tims, and some of the newer xpress are fantastic and dryers, stronger, more durable and faster than most bay boats. Same goes for bay boats, boats such as pathfinder and rangers are better than most others but when it comes down to it, I'd rather be in a Tim's custom 16-20ft center console with a full v or semi v than any other boat. Boat keeps you dry, is fast, can get more shallow than most fiberglas boats and won't crack like a potato chip if it is hit, run aground, or just about any other accident. They're made like a tank. It will last forever. I don't care if you take good care of your Fiberglas bay boat, a well made aluminum boat will outlast it anyday. Takes just about the same in rough water. My theory is anyway, if your too scared to navigate any boat in rough water, then either don't go, or work on your driving skills more and gain some confidence or else you'll he hurt in any boat, fiberglas or not.

September 18, 2013 at 10:45am
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