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Posting in Lafitte

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One of the most used canals in Lafitte is now posted with blue barrels across the canal. This canal is used by fisherman and others when you want to enter a area called 2 Pilling canal. It is also a back way to lake Salvador when you have a strong south wind. I see no lights on these barrels if someone hits them could be a bad accident. This canal has been opened for many years and sure has a strong tide flow.
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I wonder if the land owner realizes he opens himself up for a law suit by erecting an illegal structure blocking water access without a corp of engineers permit? All it takes is the right lawyer and one aggravated fisherman. Last time I checked years ago, any structure built in the marsh had to have engineered drawings to receive corp approval. Yes, as stupid as it sound we could not build a simple boat dock at our camp without a permit. Then you had to wait almost two years to get an answer. Will this insanity ever stop? Several years back, one land owner in Dulac was forced to remove a series of pilings that blocked access to the marsh on the gulf side of his property. He did not have a corp permit. Hum! I wonder if that might be the way for Joe Q. Public to proceed? If the public is expected to know where the private property boundaries are without any posted signs, why not hold the land owners accountable for obtaining the proper permits to block water access over their land? I know this subject has been beat to death, but it still puzzles me how a select few can take away passage on free-flowing, Gulf of Mexico water. Think about it, if I own land on both sides of a street, can I stretch out plastic drums and stop traffic? Guess where I'll be spending time.
Just my two cents...
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Capt,

Which canal are you referring to? Stump canal?
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So mudflat. According to what your saying I would need a permit to build a duck blind on my land since it's a structure. That's definetly not the case.
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No not stump canal but this canal runs into the stump canal from 2 pilling canal
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Best we have spend millions in that area building a wall and rock dam to built up this land. If this had not been done this posted area would now be a lake.
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The canal I was speaking of is called Bayou LaBoute in Dulac. An oil company dug these canals years ago. These were highly traveled routes to access public land on the gulf side of the owners property. The land owner drove pilings to block access to and from side canals, and within a few months the pilings were removed. Yes, he does have had the right to restrict access to his property, but it seems he didn't follow the law in doing so. I have not been back in the area for a long time now, and don't plan to pay his fee for fishing privileges on his property.
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See my post in General section . Between 25,000 and 30,000 acres have been posted in the last couple of weeks.
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If someone can get a picture and GPS coordinates we can file a complaint with COE..
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I will take picture and give GPS numbers. Where is the CCA and the local fishing show host and best of all our elected official that look out for us. You would think the marine dealers and bait shops would be all over this in the media.
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Capt. JS . CCA has refused for years to take up the posted waters issue. I and others are members of Louisiana sportsman coalition. We are working with LSU and others to try to get the laws amended so that access can be granted to the public. These land owners that are posting the waters are in the pockets of the politicians. The head of the natural resources committee (any law changes have to go through this committee before they can be put up for a vote at the capitol) Is one of the big land owners who is posting waterways ( Can you say ,Conflict of interest???. )
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No you say LOUISIANA WAY. BASS will no longer come to La. and still silence from any one in government
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If i remember right BASS brings in between 2 million and 3 million dollars with the tournaments they were holding here. 5 million if the classic is held in Louisiana. If you ask any of our federal politicians ,they tell you it's a states issue (and they are right). For the last couple of years we have been mailing , emailing and calling our state reps and senators ,the Lt. governor and the governor.. Yet when we catch one on a radio show or a place where we can ask questions they claim to know nothing about it. Things are happening, LASC members have been taking politicians and press out in the marsh and letting them see first hand the posted areas and illegal cables , trash piles and gates.
We need anyone who is confronted to video the confrontation ( only if you can safely do so.) Give us GPS coordinates So that we have more ammo when we go to the capitol .
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Here is gps numbers 29°40'13.97'N 90 749 46 W Louisiana sports could bring this to the front of the line with a few featured articles
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The fisherman were the ones that make the gill net ban pass. Guess again it will be the fisherman and not the so called send me money groups that will help.
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Good Luck getting it into the legislature for a vote. We have been working for over a year to get enough legislatures on our side to get it to a vote. Yes we3 ask for people to give $20 to join . That money goes to lobbyist and attorneys to help .. Unlike many of the other groups LASC has no one that receives any pay. It is all on a volunteer basis.
As much as i appreciate the fishermen voting for the gill net ban ,they didn't get the bill on the docket for a vote. GCCA did.
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Agree but back then GCCA was made up of week end fisherman and some of them were very powerful in La. and i remember hearing we know who to use as lobbyist to get this passed. Guys like James Wilson worked so hard and meeting were held all over the area. The gill netters were not to nice to some of these fisherman. I feel now that the only way to get his done is our vote as the power boys seem now to have the key to the gates. Our vote can take that key away from them then the posted signs will come down. Thanks for your effort and I am for you 100 percent. PS My meeting was at the bait shop on the old river road in Kenner James is now fishing in haven but he was a hard worker for the fisherman.
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Good news just saw on Paradise La. That they are now posting 20K acres of land around the Lake P. Now they money people will start to get his ball moving
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Barrels of posted property just put up in Lafitte.
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Only took a day and the guys on TV were talking about the posting of land in their back yard lake Pontratrain. LOL. But again so careful as not to upset the land owners keep saying we need to hear their side of the story. We as tax payers are spending billions to save land and water that is now going to be posted. Without our tax payer money there would be no land. Area in Lafitte would be part of the Gulf Of Mexico.
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So True Buddy
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