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New to Lafayette, new to bass fishing, bound to the banks, looking for good spots to fish

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Good evening, folks, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

I moved to Lafayette from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania a few months ago. I love it down here. And recently, during a vacation in Toledo Bend with my fiancee, I discovered that I love bass fishing.

You've probably heard this before- guy goes bass fishing on vacation, doesn't catch anything, comes home, keeps going bass fishing, catches a bass, and gets addicted.

That's me. I have been fishing two or three times a week, sometimes more, for the past two months or so. So far I've caught 8 bass. I'm very happy about that.

Since I don't have a boat, I've been fishing from the banks at the Ballpark Pond in Broussard, the scum ponds off Camellia -caught a nice bass there a few days ago, and Lake Martin.

I have yet to catch anything worth wrinting home about other than gar, at Lake Martin.

I am looking for good places to fish off the banks from, and any help or guidance would be much appreciated. I am a dedicated, careful catch and release bass fisherman. I take a photo of the fish, and then turn him loose. I take great care to not cause any undue harm to any bass I catch. I just enjoy catching them. A lot.

Are there any other good spots? And what's up with Lake Martin, that place looks like it has *MANY* great spots for the bass to hold up in, but so far the only bass I've managed to catch there is a baby.

Can you point me in the direction of more good spots? It'd be much appreciated.

Cheers!
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Re: New to Lafayette, new to bass fishing, bound to the banks, l
look on google earth. You can zoom in and find different ponds to fish that are accessible to the public. Get a kayak and slam the bass.

When I was a kid, we killed the bass on golf coarse ponds. Every time it rained we hit the ponds on the course. I guess it helped that I lived right on the hole number 9.

Keep chunkin-n-windin and you will find your own secret spots.
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Re: New to Lafayette, new to bass fishing, bound to the banks, l
Google Earth. How did that not occur to me? I'm in IT, and I legit didn't think of that. I will, definitely. :-D

As to a fishing kayak, yes. I'll get one eventually. My soon-to-be wife and I have spoken about that, and she told me that soon enough I'll need a boat. And she supports that 100%. But, we're also going to be starting a family soon, and that isn't a good time to be buying boats.

But fishing kayaks are good, and don't cost as much. So that is definitely a good option.

Anyway, thank you for the thoughts on using Google Earth. I will!
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Re: New to Lafayette, new to bass fishing, bound to the banks, l
Bottom line,,,,,,,,, get some kind of boat.
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Re: New to Lafayette, new to bass fishing, bound to the banks, l
Trophy Bass Haven Center Point LA 337-288-6539
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Re: New to Lafayette, new to bass fishing, bound to the banks, l
Not sure how much you have to spend, but we have a pretty awesome rig for sale at our shop right now. It is parked out front and the seller is REALLY motivated to sell it. Nothing is wrong with it, he bought it, fixed it up and now selling it. You can stop buy anytime M-F 8am-5pm. 1611 General Mouton Avenue, Lafayette, LA Acadiana Propeller & Fabrication. 337-706-7789.
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