Please Sign In


New To Sportsman Network?

Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?

Reply
 
I have never seen or put in at the Port Allen Locks boat ramp, is it safe to launch a fiberglass boat and run the intracoastal canal to the first cut on the right that goes North-North-West towards the I-10? I would like to take my kids to catch bream that is not too far from Central. Thanks!!!
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
Forgot to ask if that area is greatly affected by the high Mississippi River condition? Is this area flooded right now?
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
You can launch there in a fiberglass boat just fine but yeah its affected by the river everytime they open the locks which is several times a day the river water floods in to the intracoastal, if you want to catch some bream for the kids somewhere safer take them to big Alabama at whiskey bay exit or lake Henderson at butte la rose exit
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
BassHunter -
I know it may be a little further drive but Morley Marina in Back Brusly is where I launch to get to Choctaw Bayou. We stay 5 mins from there and swung by to check out the launch and its really high. Pretty sure its in the woods on Choctaw Bayou. If Plaquemine isnt too far there is Plaquemine Bayou. The launch is closed right now due to high water but we burned through a good bit of crickets Saturday on small bream for the kids with a couple keepers.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
Thank you Co.Mark! I will check out that launch, Morley Marina.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
OH and a side note for this and your other post. In Choctaw Bayou and Thompson Creek just watch for the Asian Carp. They get pretty big and nasty out in both of those areas. Have had 15 lbs+ get in the boat with me. Blood and slime for days and for whatever reason they always end up under the console. Have had a center and a side console and it never fails thats where they go.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
Technically its called Floyd's Morley Marina. Easy to find just a couple turns off LA-1.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
Good info, I will watch for the Carp, never had that happen to me but I've seen the videos, that's crazy. Thanks for the info. Looks like it might be awhile before we see the MS River come down to a fishable level.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
I pass over the Intercoastal Bridge at least 10-15 times a week and it looks like its getting better down there. Havent rode to Morley Marina yet but i took my mom to Krotz Srpings for some bream and now shes dying to go catfishing. If i make it to the intercoastal in the next few weeks I'll let you know how it looks.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
There is another nice public ramp about a mile further down from the ramp at the jail also. Jack Millers at the end of 77 is good too
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
The biggest problem with the port allen lock ramp is there is nowhere to tie your boat up to move your truck. There are very large rocks along the bank on both sides of the ramp. Makes it hard if you are by yourself
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
There is now a floating pier they put in. Used it about 2 weeks ago.
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
That's good to know. The last time I used it they didn't have anything
Reply
Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?
The landing at the lock is a great landing. The only issue is when the open the locks for barge traffic. You will get a verbal warming over a PA system letting you know that the turbulence will pick up. There is also a dock where you can park you boat until you park your car.
I just put a 22 foot fiberglass bay in with no problems. The canal isn't really effected by the river stage. it stays pretty steady. As for catching bream I would try somewhere else. You can catch bass in the bayou you are talking about but as for bream there are more places to try.
Reply