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The restaurant next to the launch is really good. I recommend this place anytime someone brings up that landing.
its a free public launch
parking is limited to about 20 spots between the power poles so if its full like in trawling season when the shrimp are there or if the fish are really on and the word is out you might have to walk a little bit and park along the main road where there are no lots and there is room for another dozen or so. DO NOT try parking on the side streets or they will have you towed.
its not a problem in most cases but just wanted you to be aware of it.
the launch is a back in launch with shallow grade so in high tides you might get your bumper wet.
the launch channel isnt deep and gets shallow at the opening so use care and idle out because you cant see over the rocks so you are coming out blind so to speak and when returning do the same. there is always an idiot or two who get on a plane and come flying out or flying in and can cause a bad accident
post a report if you go!
Gilligan's, not Frenier Landing. And as far as parking, my old fishing buddy always said 'there's always one more spot'!!! Good luck.
'AvoJohn', I live in LaPlace and put my boat in at the Peavine Launch from time to time. It's a PUBLIC launch, and like some other posters said, there is a limited number of parking places.
What you need to know also, the canal from the launch up to the right hand curve at the end where the canal enters the lake is ONLY about 2 feet deep. The actual curve at the end is ONLY about 6-8 INCHES DEEP AT LOW TIDE. Last time I went out, my boat got stuck in the mud. Thanks to a fellow boater who was going in just before me who came back and caught my tow line and pulled me off the mud.
I spoke to my Parish Councilman about drudging the canal again. He says it is in the Parish budget, but they are waiting for the Corps of Engineers permit. No telling how long that will take!
PS: I've had only one (1) good experience (Poor Boys) at the big restaurant by the launch and two HORRIBLE experiences. Had visitors late last year and we ordered baked flounder with crab meat topping. It looked like something from a 'pig trough'. I was so embarrassed for my friends. I've never gone back.
the launch isnt that bad, it all depends on the water level in the lake.
if the lake level is normal then geting in and out of the launch opening is no problem (18-24 inches at low tide most times)
if the lake is very low there are times where there might be only 12-16 inches of water or less and you must go thru it with the motor jacked up so if you have a larger deep draft boat then you should avoid it at low lake levels.
if you have a shrimp boat with a drive shaft or your boat has an inboard motor then i would also avoid the launch at low lake levels or you will be plowing mud getting in and out.
as to the restuarant, well i have seen several online reviews that say it has good food and several say its bad so its hard to know for sure but every time i hear someone give a report after actually going there they say it isnt good so either they are putting out false good reviews online to get buisness or maybe you get lucky now and then with good food.
myself i have heard enough from actual customers i know who say its not worth going there to get overpriced bad tasting food reported to always being literaly dripping with grease
'Keakar', how many times have you launched at Peaving in the last 3-4 months? I've launched 3 times in the last 4 months, and each time, the water depth in the curve at the end of the canal as it enters the lake was 8-10 inches MAX, once 6 inches! My boat floats in 10 inches of water and I got stuck in the mud twice!
well it varies but somewhere between 2 to 3 times every week and i have been fishing there since the 70's when it was nothing but a dozen railroad cross ties at the end of a one lane dirt road and you had to back your truck and trailer in to the swamp mud and trees and hope you didnt get stuck.
i live in laplace and it is rare if i only launch there once a week.
just because you were unlucky enough to pick the times of low water levels in the lake to go doesnt mean its always like that.
if it were truely as you describe it then it would be completely unusable and the launch would be barracaded and closed as a hazard.
i understand you might be miffed at your bad luck in the days you chose to go but no need to claim its like that all the time, in truth its something that only happens now and then and can easily be avoided if you watch the weather and wind directions a few days before you go there.
I turned around in an empty lot and a whole family smoking marlboro reds came out and harassed me. Just said sorry and left..I figured they could dispose of my body in the swamp and I never would be found.
every spot of grass out there is someones yard so they do get touchy when people drive on it.
its not that they arent friendly its just that drunk idiots often will be doing dohnuts at night or drive thru the grass when it rains and rut up the yards.
so if you lived there and couldnt go a week without needing to relevel your yard again you would be wanting people to stay off your grass too.
there is a road right next to the launch (15 yards away) by the power pole where you can turn around to back up your boat and a 4 way intersection 150 yards from the launch so im not sure why you needed to go thru someones yard but it was just a misunderstanding im sure
Almost got stuck coming out of the launch. Looked back and nothing but mud sprewing from the prop. This happened when making the turn out of the launch to enter the Lake. I was coming in at low tide though.