Anglers in Big Lake will soon have another artificial reef to fish over.
The Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana announced Monday that “Big Jack’s Reef” — a 5- to 6-acre reef built with recycled concrete in honor of Lake Charles businessman and philanthropist Jack Lawton Sr. — will begin later this week.
Lawton was a founding member of CCA Louisiana and the Lake Charles CCA Chapter, according to a release.
The reef material will be arranged in a strategic pattern to maximize tidal flow and create elevation contours, the release states.
Big Jack’s Reef will be the third artificial reef built in Big Lake by CCA in recent years. In 2007, Turner’s Bay Reef was constructed and in 2012 the Brad Vincent Reef was installed in the mid-lake area.