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Cow island??

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I fish butte la rose canal and henderson a lot I've looked at maps but can't seem to see how to get to cow island can anyone help can I get there in my nitro bass boat?? Water is real high but have no clue were to go
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launch at butte larose. Go downriver. 2nd cut into the woods on the right is where to turn. Takes me about 10 minutes at 50 mph. Go down that run and look for the cut on the right. Hardest part for me is finding my way out of the lake after. If you do find it, make sure you mark with gps or flag where you go to get out of that little lake. It all looks the same once you get in there and start fishing.
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Be careful here. It's a tricky little cut to go in to. I use my trolling motor to get through the weir.
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Make darn sure you put a flag or something to find your way out of this lake so you can leave.
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   skyler981
Launch in butte la rose canal with the little campground? If so witch way to go down river
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Not sure about the little campground. I don't pay attention to what I'm not looking for. Here's a screen shot of the interstate and a mark with the boat launch marked too. Maybe that will help you find it. Oh, FYI, downriver from the boat launch will always be the direction that the water is flowing......LMAO. Or, if you are looking out into the river at the launch its right. Be very careful. Use your trolling motor a lot. Mark the heck out of the entrance as you come into the lake with plastic marker tape so you can find it to get out. I have spent a lot of time trying to find my way back to the little cut. The waterway off the main river isn't much more than a creek. The waterway from the creek to the lake is even smaller. There is a weir that lays submerged up the smaller creek. The water flows out of it pretty darn strong. At the current level your boat should pass over the weir. It is very tricky to fight the current coming through the little dam. Resist the urge to use your motor. I float my 18 foot Ranger w/150hp in there, so you will make it. Since the water is high, most of the grass beds are submereged. The grass looks like moss to me. The bass are hiding under that moss. I use a chrome rattle trap just over the beds. The fish dart up out of the moss and nail the bait. Good luck . Please please please, be very careful.
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   skyler981
I'm trying to figure out what landing it's not the same as the one I go to any stores near it?
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There's a gas station right near it. Stop there and you can almost see it. If not, go in and ask. There are very cool people around there. Talked to my buddy at 630am this morning, he was already in the lake. The weather had just passed.
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   skyler981
I think I no where u talkin about. If u cross the floating bridge u keep straight and there's the store and boat launch
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   skyler981
Take exit 121 butte la rose exit and keep right ?
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   skyler981
Prolly better off in a aluminium boat
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Im not sure I've ever seen a floating bridge there. You got me wondering if I know where I'm going. Do this. Go to google maps and put in this-----Herman Dupis Road Butte Larose LA---that is the boat launch. Put your starting address in and it will give you the directions. The grocery store(gas station) next to it is Doucet's Grocery. Flat boat is good, but right now bass boat is too. When the water is low I can pull my 14 ft flat over the weir(the dirt on the side of it).
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I just googled it ,and now I see the bridge your talking about. I never came from Henderson over the levee to get to Butte Larose. I take i-10 and exit Butte Larose. You had me wondering if I was losing it mentally or having a flashback. Not sure why you would go that way unless you lived in Henderson. That bridge looks sketchy. Same road though. Just go on the interstate,
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   skyler981
I no what launch ur talking about now. Have u ever done any fishing in the atchafayala river besides going to cow island
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That is the only place that I go to on the west side of the basin. My camp is on the east side of the basin. It sits on the east levee right next to the Bayou Sorrel boat launch, just 1 mile from the Grand River Boat launch. Not as many people out on my side. The only people you see out there are crawfisherman or people with camps.
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White Boots, what is the weir made of? Is it steel sheet pilings? Just wondering if the weir will damage a fiberglass boat.
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Yes it is metal sheet pilings. It has the potential to mess up your boat. That is why most people go when the water is high. Even bouncing on the sides can scratch you pretty good. The water flowing out of the weir makes it tricky using a trolling motor. I never use my engine. Even going up the ditch to the weir I cut my motor off and trim it up. I start my motor once I clear the weir. Lowest water level at Butte Larose to get in is 13.4feet with a smaller boat and 14 feet for a bass boat.
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How far from the landing to the channel to get in the lake?
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Takes me about 10 minutes at around 55 mph to get there.
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Any reports on the last couple of days?
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That bridge looks sketchy. Same road though.Please be careful on going in that place.

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