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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana

Fishing off of the ICW

Here is a short video of a trip we ran out of seabrook. comment!
December 07, 2012 at 8:10am
23 Comments
GADWALL Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2012 at 8:27am
Launch

Where is that launch that ya'll were at? Is that the old launch under the Seabrook bridge? I thought that launch was history. Or is that Seabrook Harbor marina? Nice Pigs, cool vid.

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East of East Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2012 at 8:40am
Great video!

How deep was the water where ya'll were fishing?

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M4TR1X$H4D Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2012 at 12:59pm
the launch

yes we use the public launch at the seabrook bridge.



we were fishing in roughly 8- 15ft

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mcsccboys Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2012 at 7:23pm
Launch and Lead Head

I thought the Corps blocked the lake access to the industrial? The public launch was on the lake side right?

Also what size weight do you use on the matrix. I use 1/2 oz to keep the bait on the bottom in deep water but I don't catch $H!T and it feels like a brick! Help!

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roost-n-boost Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2012 at 8:36pm
ICWW

Nice video and nice fish. thanks for sharing

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jls
Posted December 08, 2012 at 12:51pm
Dside South Boyz

Awesome.......No Offense M4TR1X$H4D .... ICW huh one day some1 will be man enuff to take out there one day show me how its Done Maybe one day i'll get over there

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empty shell Profile Photo
Posted December 08, 2012 at 1:15pm
What jls?

Were you trying to say people arent man enough to take you out and teach you, or did you mean your not man enough to go try on your own? If i was you I would go now before the bayou b floodgate is closed. Bait inc is the closest and best place to launch.

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jls
Posted December 08, 2012 at 2:26pm
Man Enuff

Nah emptyshell I'm sayin that some1 posted a Post and gave a GPS Location to where his or her Hot Spot was And it was a Crock. Its all good w/fun&games. I would think w/ all theses AWESOME Sportman out there, There'd be one that would offer to take you out show the tricks,the spots, How toooooooo, I know fishin Not cheap cause if it was I'd be out there everyday I do learn when i go w/some1 or by myself i learn ..... Right Now my $$$$$ tight My wife starting her own bizness that takes time&i support her 100% Sooner or later i'll be back out there like i use to be till then catch few for Me

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Givemhell Profile Photo
Posted December 08, 2012 at 3:08pm
ICW & Seabrook bridge

The ICW & Seabrook bridge that is being referred too...is it just west of the lakefront airport? I'm dropping a friend off at the airport Monday & thinking about dragging my boat down there and going play around in the area...if weather permits! Any help would be greatly appreciated!



Looking at google's Satellite map...the launch looks destroyed

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jls
Posted December 08, 2012 at 5:38pm
seabrook

I seen airport on google w/canal comin from it too off the the lake so Waht about South Side Air Propoerty BulK Head there or rocks or what? Hold any fish?

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roost-n-boost Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 8:45am
ICW & Seabrook bridge

Yes, Seabrook bridge is right next to the Lake front AP.

I thought the canal was 'Off limits' to recreational fishing???

Can someone verify this?



Thx,

john

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jls
Posted December 09, 2012 at 9:44am
Canal

roost I have no idea never fished there b4&from what i hear not sure if i wana off bank alot people i hear@Nite

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Givemhell Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 10:16am
Damned off

I'm going to right thru there tomorrow and look at everything but it looks like the ramp is inoperable looking at the maps. The ramp launches into the lake but the canal is damned off so you couldn't get in there to fish if you wanted too.

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DamMan Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 7:07pm
Seabrook

The launch at Seabrook is open and so is the canal to the ICW. I launched and ran thru last weekend. All of the construction for the flood gate is complete.

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Givemhell Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 9:33pm
Thanx

Thank you for the info!

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Falseriverraised Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 9:57pm
Couple verifications

First-Looks like I can get to seabrook from bienvenue from the ICW...is that right? Just wanna make sure before I try to make the run. Second..when Bienvenue locks close what is going to be the quickest launch to get to Michoud? Thanks fellas!!

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Dulacdat Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2012 at 10:37pm
ICW ACCESS

Industrial Canal connects Lake Pon. to ICW. When Bayou Bienvenue locks are closed, your two closest launches will be Seabrook or Chef Pass area launches.

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mcsccboys Profile Photo
Posted December 10, 2012 at 1:25pm
Thanks DamMan

I thought the canal was blocked too like Givmhell showed. Thanks for nothing Google! Appreciate it guys.

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Chris Holmes , Louisiana Sportsman Field Reporter Profile Photo
Posted December 10, 2012 at 1:32pm
Canal open

The floodgate project at Seabrook is complete and the Industrial Canal is open for traffic. However, note that it is legally closed to fishing and has been for many years. Maybe they are not enforcing it, but if it starts to get a lot of activity they just might.



Once the Bayou Bienvenue locks are closed (beginning December 17 and continuing for at least three months), the closest launches to get to the area of Seabrook, Hot Water Canal, Michoud Slip,Boh Brs, etc will be at the Seabrook Public launch at the lake or at Chef Pass.

Tyhibbs8 Profile Photo
Posted December 11, 2012 at 12:07am
Locks

The new bievenue locks in the MRGO are closing or the old bievenue locks? I think the old locks are the violet canal locks?

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roost-n-boost Profile Photo
Posted December 11, 2012 at 6:39am
Canal closed to rec. fishing

Thx Chris Holmes for shoring up what I had heard many years ago about the canal being closed or off limits to recreational fishing.

I'm not sure of the extent of punishment if caught and the law enforced, so I think with my luck, I'll just fish else where, LOL

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Chris Holmes , Louisiana Sportsman Field Reporter Profile Photo
Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:04am
Bienvenue

'The new Bievenue locks in the MRGO are closing or the old bievenue locks? I think the old locks are the violet canal locks?'



To be clear. The locks that are closing are the original locks on Bayou Bienvenue where it meets the MRGO. That means that for at least three months, you will not be able to launch at Gulf Outlet, Bait Inc. or the old Eddie's launch and go out of Bayou Bienvenue and through the Bienvenue locks. You alternative is that if you launch there, you will have to run the Dyke canal all the way to Violet, go through those locks and run the MRGO all the way back up if you want to fish the New Wall area around Bienvenue, etc.



The locks at Violet will remain open (except for regular high-tide closures) and the new locks on the Intracoastal at the wall will remain open.



The closest alternative will be to launch at Seabrook or the Chef.

Tyhibbs8 Profile Photo
Posted December 11, 2012 at 11:50am
Chris

Ohh ok thanks for clearing that up for me Chris.

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