I live in Broussard and was looking for a spot nearby to do some crabbing. I've got a 1448 jon boat with a 20hp and I can always go to Rockefeller, but I was looking for something closer. We visit Avery Island on weekends sometimes and I always see people crabbing off the dock and side of the road at the island's entrance. There are always people catching crabs right there so I figured there must be crabs in the nearby canals and marshes as well.
I was thinking of launching right there and cruising around the canals and bayous that surround the island. Anyone know of any weirs in that area or any other locations with moving water that can be accessed from that boat launch in a jon boat? With my small boat I know I would have to stay in the protected canals and bayous.
I was wondering if there is a forum that kept up with crabbing reports. I'm in Lafayette and was thinking of going down to the Rockefeller area one weekend soon with the family and pull in some crabs from the bank. I know they pretty much stay buried till it warms up, so I was wondering if they are starting to get active yet.
Thanks for any info.