Dear Capt. Paul,

Where is the Orange Grove out of Bayou Black?


Capt. Paul's response:

The Orange Grove is an area that is more than 16.5 square miles, and is actually named the Orange Grove Oil and Gas Field. It has numerous crows-foot canals that criss-cross the area, and is located on the north side of the Intracoastal Waterway about nine miles west of Houma in the ICW. It is south of Bayou Black, Highway 182 and Humphreys.

Entrance into the area can be made via the Intracoastal Waterway on the south and the Hanson Canal and other canals from the north by going through the Humphreys Oil and Gas Field.

It is a prime freshwater bass area that is a must-stop along with the similar Lake Hatch Oil Field area just to the south of the Intracoastal Waterway by bass anglers who are in the area.

One of the main Orange Grove canals that leads to a series of "crows-foot" canals is a junction of a north-south canal that intersects the Intracoastal Waterway. It is at or about N29 32.171 x W90 50.537.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes (DDD,MM.mmm), and were determined using WGS 84 datum. All bearings and courses are stated in magnetic degrees.