Where is Breton Sound’s Five Wells?

This perennial Black Bay hotspot is producing big trout and reds.

Dear Capt. Paul:

I’m trying to find the coordinates for Five Wells in Breton Sound.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Sincerely, Iceman


Capt. Paul’s response:

The area called Five Wells is an oval in shape, and is about .6 of a mile in diameter. There are two larger wells and three smaller platforms.

They are located at a position that was referenced by the end of the southern side of the MRGO rocks.

As of this time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is removing all of Aids to Navigation in the MRGO, and the end of the rocks may no longer be a visible landmark. It will benefit you to know that end of the rocks on the south side of the MRGO was at or about N29 37.738 x W89 19.295.

I suggest that you save this position as it will mark the beginning of what was the deepened MRGO channel.

The group referred to as Five Wells is located about 4.5 miles almost due south of the end of the rock jetty on the southern side of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet.

I believe that all of the platforms are still at the location, but it is possible that one could have been moved.

The northernmost of the wells (KM-BS-SL-1227-9) is located at or about N29 33.855 x W89 19.198. The southernmost of the wells (KM-BS-SL-1227-6) is located at or about N29 33.399 x W89 19.446.

All of the platforms can be seen from any one of the five well positions.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as H,DDD,MM.mmm, and were determined using WGS 84 datum. All headings, bearings and courses are stated in magnetic degrees.

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Capt. Paul Titus has been responding to G.P.S questions on LouisianaSportsman.com since 2000. He has been fishing and hunting in Louisiana since 1957. Titus holds a USCG license and conducts instruction courses in the use of GPS for private individuals and government agencies.

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