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Kayak fishing Grand Chenier-Offshore?

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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone has ever put in and fished this area. Or is the surf too bad? I see a few good spots off hwy 82 that you could put in but I never hear anyone talking about it. Would love to give it a try if anyone has any info.
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i hadn't tried yet. i plan to try grand chenier once weather warms up. i think i will stay in the canals versus test the offshore waters. it's just as deep in some of the canals as it is 5-10 miles offshore.
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I know there is a place called the Rockerfeller Wildlife Refuge. Looks like there are a few places to launch there. May have to give it a try.
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i wish. kayaks are not allowed in the Rock.refuge. there are small canals on every corner and the bayboats are blindly speeding around corners. it's recipe for an accident, prolly a good thing they are prohibited.
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Every canal I have ever fished in around Louisiana was narrow and had bay boats screaming around every corner... I just don't understand why Rockefeller is any different. That regulation frustrates me to no end as I have been in Lafayette for two years now and that is one of the prime areas to fish (unless I trek to Lake Charles) and we can't put in because of the 'danger' of bay boats? It is too bad that it is federal regulations and since no one probably knows who wrote them, then no one can put some common sense into them. Maybe instead of banning kayaks, require kayaks to carry a 6' safety flag or some such... just a common sense solution :-)

It is a shame that the best saltwater fishing around Lafayette for kayaks winds up being South of Houma or almost to Texas when Rockefeller is so much more convenient.
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   slickhead
pintailchaser, you bring up some good points. You guys should maybe attend the LDWF meetings coming up and voice this or write some letters. They may not know any better. Worth a shot. It does seem silly not to allow kayaks out there.

Rockefeller is state also, just pointing that out

good luck to yall
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The reason they state canoeing/kayaking is not allowed is due to alligators.

''Non-compatible Uses
Along with hunting and commercial fishing, RWR considers other activities to be not compatible with the goals/mission of the refuge. Non-compatible uses include overnight camping, horseback riding, ATV riding, geocaching, commercial guiding/tours, swimming, and canoeing/kayaking on the refuge. The latter two are primarily for safety reasons due to the abundance of alligators and the potential for negative interactions with large alligators.''
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i was Assuming it was for safety from boats. protection from alligators sounds just as ridiculous. and thanks for the clarification.

Barry, check out fresh water city and rollover. pretty sure you can launch at both of those and it is closer to lafayette than RR. It's very similar water/conditions. Canals connecting to gulf. It's not worth your time if you don't have good tides. watch out. pretty sure rollover has alligators.
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   Yak-a-Lou
Sounds about right… force me to disarm then not allow me to enter for my own safety.
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I don't know why I thought it was federal, but good call on trying to convince LDWF about other uses for the property. Heck, if no one has been bitten in half in Lake Martin with the amount of paddlers out there, I think we can probably survive the Sci-fi channel sized gators that are rumored to inhabit Rockefeller. How to start? A petition perhaps?
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   slickhead
You are right about Lake Martin, its full of gators and gets plenty of kayakers. The amount of visitors to the lake is increasing and I am out there a good bit. What I see most often are idiots on the levee road that feed the gators (illegal) and then have actually seen them holding infants while they pose with an alligator a couple feet behind them. Its going to happen sooner than later.
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