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how do you start crawfishin get in the basin

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what do I need to start I know a lot of it is leases but can you crawfish anywhere or do you need a permit I just have 35 traps and was interested in running them if anyone could help that would be nice
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Not an answer to your question, but does anyone know how the issue of crawfishing over private land came out in the basin?
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you've heard of people having problems fishing on private land there and info you have would help I don't want to get into trouble thanks
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   Ricky Pon
Basin is a big place. Where would you launch out of? I did it for a while last year, and you meet some pretty shitty people that think they own the whole thing. Had one guy get pretty rowdy with me because I was running deep water set nets in 'his' canal. This land was not leased.
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...there's many 'Private' places...some have 'Tow-Away Zones' and a few have the blue and white ' 'Handicap' signs...next thing may be 'Anchorage Meters'...nutt'n like collective progress in Louisiana...things would get better if they quit spending...(including paddered expense accounts)...there would be no need for additional taxes if they would cut their own budgets ...(the trickle sideways effect)... Ugh/ cheers
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Sorry jb, don't know nothing about da basin.

Ricky, I have neighbors like that. They'll bring their dog to crap in your yard then tell you your grass is too high.

Admiral, the collective progress in Louisiana is our new gubner taxing us into prosperity.
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If you want to go and not ruffle anyone's feather, go to the Indian Bayou area. There is no commercial crawfishing allowed there. As a rec fisherman you are allowed 35 traps. They must have a tag with your name/WLF #. You can get the metal tags from a net shop. Check on the Indian Bayou web site to see the self clearing pamphlet you need to access the property legally. It's basically a piece of paper you sign your name on and carry with you. Bait is available in Henderson LA.
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   Ricky Pon
Ruffle all the feathers you want. By the end of my little Basin escapade last year, I was starting to enjoy it. The things these people say will amaze you. Now I understand they are doing that for a living, and I was doing it because I had nothing better to do, but they really think they own it all.

At least with deep water set-nets I could keep an eye on them. My buddies put some pillow traps out and they were never seen again.

We were running out of Pierre Porte

I could be wrong but I believe boots^^ messes with the south farms. I never heard bad things about there other than the long walks.
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.... the biggest worry is to not become bait .........
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South Farms is a cool place, but you can't leave traps out overnight. I have a deer lease south of Ramah that's flooded right now, and there are crawfisherman all over it. We call in their boat numbers to the sheriff. Most don't have numbers. We avoid confronting them, because they could burn our camp down very easily. The only place I feel comfortable putting my pillow traps out is in the Indian Bayou area. Don't think you are tough and mess with them. Go to South Farms for the day, or Indian Bayou to set out traps overnight. All of them are not crazies. Most of them are really nice hard working people. The 2% of them that are not, are very dangerous.
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how far is that from New Orleans and any directions it there and address or anything and when is the best time to go out there
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an address for a boat launch around that area to crawfish would be awesome
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If you want to go without a boat and use set nets, do a search on this forum 'South Farm'. I think almost every question you could think of has been answered. They wont open it till March 15th, which will give you plenty time to find melt and get your plans in order.
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usually a lot of people out there ? and you just runs nets ? how many y'al usually get around that way on a decent day
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