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Went to Krotz Springs last weekend and the water was at least 3-4 ft higher than a month ago when we went. When can we expect the water to start to get a little more 'right' in the areas off the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River? I looked at the 28 day forecast for the Mississippi and its supposed to be around 28ft by June 24-25. How much lower til those areas get right?

June 14 at 4:43pm

Anyone been out to Krotz Springs to see what the water looks like? Got a 'pass' to get away this weekend and I figure the Spillway and the Lake Verret area aren't the best right now because of the high water. Just looking to kill a day and catch anything thats biting. Any other areas i might need to check on let me know. Coming from the Brusly/Addis area looking to stay within an hour drive.

Thanks

June 06 at 10:55am

Been looking for some new spots to try out and looking on the map I ran across 2 o'clock Bayou in Krotz Springs. It looks nice on the map, but does anyone have better knowledge of the area? Is it full of stumps or gets pretty skinny in places? Is it better to go North or South from the landing off Old 190 highway? Just looking for some general guidance. Planning on getting out there in the next few weeks. Thanks for any help.

March 23 at 12:36pm

I was planning a little weekend camping trip with my cousin and a buddy of ours and wanted to ask some opinions on the board. I want to go pitch a tent on the bank and just camp and fish all weekend. Do you think if we stay away from house boats and camps anyone will give us any trouble? I know technically it is trespassing and we dont want to start or be in any trouble. Any thoughts fellow fisherman?

September 17, 2013 at 6:36pm

Looking to take maw-maw out in the boat for some tasty catfish. Not looking for monsters just nice pan sized ones. Went to Ramah few weeks ago and not a bite. Was thinking to fish between somewhere Henderson and Pierre Part. I stay in Brusly she stays in Erwinville so somewhere around the 2 but really no where's to far to go for maw-maw.
Thanks for any help.

June 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp? in response to a report titled: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp?

Technically its called Floyd's Morley Marina. Easy to find just a couple turns off LA-1.

June 19 at 10:09am
A comment titled: Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp? in response to a report titled: 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.

June 19 at 10:05am
A comment titled: Re: North of Old Bridge MS River? in response to a report titled: North of Old Bridge MS River?

we have always run about 20-30 yards off the bank to stay out of traffic. I have seen everything from paddleboards to 60-70 mph bassboats out there. Never understood the need to go 60-70 mph in the river. Ill stick to my 20-30 mph tops.

June 19 at 10:01am
A comment titled: Re: Port Allen Locks Boat Ramp? in response to a report titled: 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.

June 19 at 8:33am
A comment titled: Re: North of Old Bridge MS River? in response to a report titled: North of Old Bridge MS River?

If we go to fish the river we usually always put in at the old St. Francisville Ferry Landing. You get Bayou Sarah just to the north and Thompson Creek to the south. If I remember right the island right before Thompson Creek starts to have sandbar showing when the stage is about 18ft in BR. Thompson Creek usually has decent fish and a variety of them. I would personally wait a little while before heading out because as the water pulls out of the woods its gonna brings lots of debris with it. Have seen what looks like a 2ft stick floating but when you get close its attached to a 60ft tree. Be careful out there. Life jackets and kill switches are a must in the river.

June 19 at 8:27am
A comment titled: Re: Water level drop? in response to a report titled: Water level drop?

Thanks castnetter. I'll be on the look out for that level to get there

June 14 at 9:17pm

I can definitely believe that. I just know that I can't tell the difference in a fish from Natchez or Baton Rouge or Plaquemine. I do know that one that has lived and ate plenty around the Port of Baton Rouge (grain elevators) can have lots of fat and be oily. I do believe it's a matter of who you ask. The same can be said of the catfish in False River. So many people think raw sewage is dumped there and will eat bass but not catfish from there.

June 14 at 4:29pm

I was brought up to not eat fish South of the Old Bridge in Baton Rouge. My family rarely fished below the bridge and I'm still alive and kicking. Have some distant relatives that have fished around Plaquemine and White Castle as commercial fisherman and its hard to tell the difference unless they are caught by grain elevators. Thats when the fish get nasty.

June 14 at 1:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Half Moon / Two o\'Clock Bayou in response to a report titled: Half Moon / Two o'Clock Bayou

Thanks for the input everyone. I think I'm gonna gear up for 2 o'clock Bayou. Let's just hope some fish are biting.

June 08 at 6:46am
A comment titled: Re: Half Moon / Two o\'Clock Bayou in response to a report titled: Half Moon / Two o'Clock Bayou

What area is Bayou Teche in?

June 06 at 4:35pm
A comment titled: Re: Half Moon / Two o'Clock Bayou in response to a report titled: Half Moon / Two o'Clock Bayou

Thanks Butch.

June 06 at 12:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Pats Bay in response to a report titled: Pats Bay

See attached photo from Google Maps. Been there quite a few times. Watch out once you get into that canal leading to Pat Bay. Have seen plenty of people flying through there and with the laydowns it gets tight in some of the curves.

May 05 at 2:00pm
A comment titled: Re: 2 o'clock Bayou Area in response to a report titled: 2 o'clock Bayou Area

Thunder. Me and the kids made it out that way yesterday to before the rain set in good. Even after all the rain overnight half moon was still some really good looking water. Talked with some guys at the launch who had their camper there and saw their kids reel in bream after bream off the bank. Nice size bream too. I think when we go I'm leaning toward the half moon bayou area. The launch is a little less pretty but what I saw I liked. Thanks for all the input.

March 26 at 9:49am
A comment titled: Re: 2 o'clock Bayou Area in response to a report titled: 2 o'clock Bayou Area

Thunder. Me and the kids made it out that way yesterday to before the rain set in good. Even after all the rain overnight half moon was still some really good looking water. Talked with some guys at the launch who had their camper there and saw their kids reel in bream after bream off the bank. Nice size bream too. I think when we go I'm leaning toward the half moon bayou area. The launch is a little less pretty but what I saw I liked. Thanks for all the input.

March 26 at 8:32am
A comment titled: Re: 2 o\'clock Bayou Area in response to a report titled: 2 o'clock Bayou Area

Yeah I saw that one on the map too. Me and the kids are gonna ride out that way tomorrow to scout the launches in the area. Do they have sacalait out there or mostly bass/bream? Buddy wanted to get on some if they out there.

March 24 at 5:23pm
A comment titled: Re: 2 o\'clock Bayou Area in response to a report titled: 2 o'clock Bayou Area

Thanks Thunderchicken. I'll probably wait til I renew my license to pick that up. I really want to start branching out from my usual fishing spots. I've heard decent things about Sherburne so I wouldnt mind trying it out.

March 24 at 8:15am
A comment titled: Re: 2 o\'clock Bayou Area in response to a report titled: 2 o'clock Bayou Area

Thunder
I heard you need a wma tag to fish there. If that's the case do I get that from wildlife and fisheries or can you get that wherever you can get a license? I'm real unfamiliar with the whole wma thing.

March 23 at 7:48pm
A comment titled: Re: 2 o\'clock Bayou Area in response to a report titled: 2 o'clock Bayou Area

Jaytee

I'll definitely keep that in mind. I know i can get through about 1.5-2ft of water. I saw the Conway Bay and Close Lake areas on google maps but didn't know how it was getting there. It's water so I know fish are there just gotta find em and catch em. Hopefully the waters not dirty like Bayou Sorrel was this past Saturday.

March 23 at 2:25pm
A comment titled: Re: Fish fry. in response to a report titled: Fish fry.

Just from what you can see in the picture that's about a 3 person possession limit. I know there's at least 2 people present at the time the photo was taken. So..... yeah wheres the game warden when ya need one

March 08 at 8:34am

Depending on how far you want to travel from BR I like Pat Bay and the Grand River Area. Put in at Jack Miller's Landing in Plaquemine and take the canal straight across from the ramp. Maybe a 10 minute ride or so and Pat Bay is off a canal on the left. Also from Jack Miller head south on the Intercoastal and there is a canal that will put you in Sullivan Lake. Neighbor said he did pretty good a week or so ago. Theres the tried and true Basin fishing. Just bring a GPS cause the pipeline canals and stuff can be hard to navigate.

March 01 at 3:35pm
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